Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 10
31
Yet we still don't get a new Yak Face. The only one we have is from POTF2.
32
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Jeff on Today at 10:16 AM »
But since we're poking fun, the Forbes report most people refer to indicated only one U.S. based franchise hemorrhaging more than $10 million per season - the Minnesota Wild.   :-X  :P  (and yeah, I don't really believe the Wild are losing more than the Panthers or Yotes either, I think that's some darn fine accounting)

Those $10mil loss numbers are skewed because of the $10mil (2012), $10mil (2013), and $5mil (2015) signing bonus payments to Parise and Suter. 

Having to write out $20mil in bonus checks just before the lockout and then another $20mil after a half-season really hurt the team (at least on paper) for sure.  That's the price they had to pay though to get those guys.

Recent estimates put them at about a $4-5mil loss, closer to breaking even with the deep playoff runs the last few years.

Its funny how a state that is so hockey mad can have a team that barely makes money.  Part of it is just competition.  Football seems to come first, then when winter rolls around, there is so much hockey (high school, college, Wild, etc) people don't really eat-sleep-breathe Wild hockey unless the team is great...  and let's face it, the last few years have been good, but we're certainly not much of a regular season club yet.

Each of the last two years we had to struggle to make the playoffs as a 7-8 seed range because we always seem to have a nice December slump or goalie melt-down. :(
33
Other Collectibles / Funko Pop Bobbleheads Star Wars
« Last post by Keonobi on Today at 09:54 AM »
Anyone else collecting these? I couldn't find another thread on this. I got R2D2 and R2B1 over the weekend. Interesting that these cost roughly what Mighty Muggs cost like 5 years ago and are almost all unique sculpt + paint. I doubt I'll get am all, but these are fun.
34
Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Last post by JediJman on Today at 09:04 AM »
That sweet. Does it come with the certificate of authenticity?
35
The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« Last post by P-Siddy on Today at 02:02 AM »
Jesse,  where Leia/Boushh's boots painted or where they gray?
36
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Morgbug on Today at 01:26 AM »

I think you mean revenue is largely driven by the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Rogers/Sportsnet TV contract.   :P

Yes and no.  Canadian franchises are by and large money makers and have been since the cull of Les Nordiques and Jets 1.0.  True, nothing compares to the financial juggernaut that is the Maple Leafs.  And indeed that TV contract is huge, but that TV contract is for Canadian broadcasting rights.  While all of that is great and the Leafs contribute the lions share, the seven Canadian franchises contribute 55% of NHL profits That leaves 23 U.S. based teams contributing 45%

But since we're poking fun, the Forbes report most people refer to indicated only one U.S. based franchise hemorrhaging more than $10 million per season - the Minnesota Wild.   :-X  :P  (and yeah, I don't really believe the Wild are losing more than the Panthers or Yotes either, I think that's some darn fine accounting)

Interestingly the cap situation may only get worse as the Canadian dollar declines, if it continues to do so, relative to the U.S. dollar.  It's not completely inconceivable to see the cap actually fall after next season, say if the Canadian dollar drops from 0.81 USD where it currently stand to 0.75 or less. 
37
Funny how my timing can be so off with HTS. Been checking every day for new postings and the one day I can't, they go up.  :P
38
Wow! I am so out of the loop. Went to Disneyland on Monday with the express intent of picking up a few more of the wave 1 domes I never got and was bummed to learn that wave 1 is discontinued. Not a fan of the waves 2 and 3 stuff, though I did build some imperial droids, including "goldie."
39
I only picked up the C-3PO and the Leia.  You summed up my thoughts on the C-3PO perfectly, and I'm actually mad that the detonator is sculpted to Leia's hand.  If I had known that, I would not have purchased that figure!
40
Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Last post by Matt_Fury on Today at 01:09 AM »
Wow!
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 10