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Winnipeg is coming back into the league in an arena that will seat only 15,015.  Assuming they sellout (which they look like they will do or have done), how are they going to make it financially since the Hurricanes seem to be cash strapped and our attendance averages in excess of 15,015 fans per game?

It seems to me that the answer is one of the following:

1.  Their owner is willing to accept annual losses.

2.  Their ticket prices will be higher (much) than the Hurricanes.

3.  They are planning on going very young and have a roster whose total salaries match closely to the league salary floor.

4.  They are going to be profitable without making the playoffs.

5.  They are going to get more outside revenue from some source/s.

Would someone give me someone give me some ideas why Winnipeg is not concerned and seems to think they are going to prosper with the attendance cap lower than our average attendance.  Or in other words,  why are the Canes so cash strapped the facts about Winnipeg?

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