The TBL had a good run of success from the early 00s until the lockout, and have picked up again this last season. Lets say 4-5 years.
The Ducks had an amazing run with Giggy pre lockout. Aside from that, 3 years or so post lockout. Again, let's say 4-5 years.
TBL's average attendance has been much higher during the 00s.
TBL's ticket prices have been higher during the 00s.
TBL's profits have been higher during the 00s.
ANA has had better ownership/management since the lockout. Until now.
Aside from that, TBL has had a fairly solid identity since their inception, whereas the Ducks are using a fragment of the name of a team used from a Disney film; said name fragment has led to constant tweaking of the colors and logo because it's an extremely uninspiring and unfit name for a major sports team.
Just because I don't support talking out of one's ass:
Pre lockout (starting 00-01)
The Ducks only finished ahead of the Bolts once in this entire stretch, 2 years after their cup win (08-09), when TBL was in their 4th season of abysmal management. TBL finished 21, Ducks 17th.
In fact, here's the record of those 10 years by attendance rank (starting with 00-01, descending to 10-11):
*=cup year, +=post-cup year (TBL's post cup year was during the lockout)
Speak with knowledge, my friends.
Edited by Datsyerberger, 09 June 2011 - 02:19 PM.
If some bored artist wants to make me a signature, feel free to cut loose and do so.
Of course, I could get off my lame rear and do something.