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 Post subject: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Told that @NHLCanes majority interest sale to billionaire Tom Dundon had a team value just shy of 500m. Pete Karmanos will retain just under 50% ownership to protect future growth in franchise values. @NHL @Sportsnet

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:40 pm 
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I can't believe the Hurricanes are worth that much. And it's not even for full control.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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Pokecheque wrote:
I can't believe the Hurricanes are worth that much. And it's not even for full control.


Seriously.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:45 pm 
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I could see it: only pro game in town in a market of 2.7M, sold well when they were good, sweet barn deal with free renos.

This guy and Chuck Greenberg wanted the team, so it's not like there was no interest, either.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, who has set a priority on filling the lower bowl at PNC Arena for all home games, will implement a plan for tonight's Ottawa game allowing everyone to sit in the lower level. Or the suites, if need be. Even the owner's suite. Story coming.


This historically has been a bad idea, like ticket giveaways. Rots away the value of tickets. It's fine to do it for a bit to generate headlines, but when it's time for season ticket renewals they better change back.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:24 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
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Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, who has set a priority on filling the lower bowl at PNC Arena for all home games, will implement a plan for tonight's Ottawa game allowing everyone to sit in the lower level. Or the suites, if need be. Even the owner's suite. Story coming.


This historically has been a bad idea, like ticket giveaways. Rots away the value of tickets. It's fine to do it for a bit to generate headlines, but when it's time for season ticket renewals they better change back.


Yeah, was it Florida or Tampa who used to do that and stopped it under new ownership? Think it was the Panthros.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:44 pm 
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When I went to an Avs/Ducks game at Pepsi Center some nine years ago (I know because we ended up with a puppy that night and she's nine now) someone working for the Avs spotted me dressed in my Colorado Rockies jersey and asked if I'd like a free upgrade, so we got seats near the glass. Unfortunately the game was not great but we had a good time anyway. I've never seen them do stuff like that since.

The puppy was not part of the package.

Anyhow, this Dundon guy apparently made hundreds of millions after cuttin'-n-runnin' from a subprime loan outfit that ruined a whole bunch of regular folks. Yay capitalism!

https://deadspin.com/the-hurricanes-new ... 1822129399


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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Heard he's looking to bring back the Whalers uniforms for a few games/year. Maybe as their third jerseys when those are reinstated. Pretty cool idea, and will help generate a shitload of merchandise revenue, if he's entitled to it. If it goes to the old owners, well, then he won't do it. Maybe he could swing a partial deal with the owners of the Whalers logo to make it worth it for them both.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:00 pm 
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I just hope the team stays the course with their young players, get a real goalie and don't think selling tickets is tied to some gimmicks.

They can win with a Teuvo-Skinner-Lindholm-Aho-Rask-Hanifin-Slavin-Pesce-Faulk nucleus. Heck, Staal seems ancient but he's only 28.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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E.L. wrote:
I just hope the team stays the course with their young players, get a real goalie and don't think selling tickets is tied to some gimmicks.

They can win with a Teuvo-Skinner-Lindholm-Aho-Rask-Hanifin-Slavin-Pesce-Faulk nucleus. Heck, Staal seems ancient but he's only 28.


I don't think they can. In this league you need game-breakers, elite talents who can take over games. None of those guys are on that level. Whether Necas is I don't know, but good as they are, they're still not quite good enough. It's not just goaltending, though that's obviously their biggest weakness right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:16 pm 
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This Dundon guy is something else. If nothing else, the Canes will no longer be boring.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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This Dundon guy is something else. If nothing else, the Canes will no longer be boring.


Vegas proved something. I don't know exactly what, but something is up.

Carolina has been building enough. It's go time or lottery time.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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He said in a recent presser the only guy who's safe is Sebastian Aho.

Frankly I think they just need to move on from J-Staal and Skinner. Both have entered whatever morass that nearly claimed E-Staal. Just dump them and move on already. Probably do the same with Faulk.


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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
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Oh boy, this is getting fun!!!!

https://www.tsn.ca/hurricanes-peters-du ... -1.1061736

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricanes sold
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm 
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Indeed. It sort of depends on how bottom line focused Dundon is. If they want to move forward in a positive direction and don't want him back, they need to cut him loose and eat the salary. Would be a pretty and cheap and slimy move for Dundon to wait it out just to save a little dough on a portion of the coaches salary, if indeed there is interest in Peters elsewhere. Certainly not the typical way this industry handles situations like this. What a cheap dude.


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