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Yes, because losing four straight games is very educational #playoffbucks
Is their primary motivation for making the playoffs really money though? What does a playoff game actually net? Considering the amount of money the team has donated to local charities, such as Niagara Pathstones, FACS, Community Care, Autism Ontario (Niagara) and tried to donate - 1 million dollar for street naming rights, are the playoffs less about the money and more about the prestige?
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Is their primary motivation for making the playoffs really money though? What does a playoff game actually net? Considering the amount of money the team has donated to local charities, such as Niagara Pathstones, FACS, Community Care, Autism Ontario (Niagara) and tried to donate - 1 million dollar for street naming rights, are the playoffs less about the money and more about the prestige?
Not sure what the year-long charitable donations have to do with sneaking into the playoffs for an early exit and their share of playoff dollars. Are you suggesting without the playoffs, there is no philanthropy? I doubt that.
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Not sure what the year-long charitable donations have to do with sneaking into the playoffs for an early exit and their share of playoff dollars. Are you suggesting without the playoffs, there is no philanthropy? I doubt that.
I just think that they are financially well off and that the profits of a couple of playoffs games is not the primary agenda of the owner.

Making the playoffs in year one of a rebuild must be more about prestige and winning. The money, from 2 home dates, would seem insignificant for an organization that draws well during the regular season.

They donít even draw well in round one anyways, maybe 4000+. And the majority of value section tickets are discounted on shopping websites and for local HS students. And correct me if Iím wrong, but a percentage of the gate goes directly in the OHLís pocket? How much of the gate does the OHL receive?

Along with the overhead of running an event in the Meridian Centre, it also cost money to be a playoff team (e.g., bus, meals, hotels, etcÖ). In addition, the IceDogs donít receive any additional money from for concession sales, the 50/50 raffle or parking.

Of course, when all is factored in, the IceDogs make some type of profit - care to guess? I canít imagine the ďnet returnĒ for a couple of home games Ė being the impetus to make the playoffs this year.
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Are you suggesting without the playoffs, there is no philanthropy? I doubt that.
Quite the opposite. They were willing to payout a million dollars for the naming rights to a lane. As a wealthy family, money must be at least a bit of an after though to them when making charitable donations in our community. Being a successful team must be what drives them.

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