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  1. Not to sound dramatic

    You have to remember there are taxes, TM service fees and then usually a facility fee (which is applied to the facility rent).
  2. Not to sound dramatic

    By this I assume you mean services/companies like TicketMaster? If so, the problem with that is the teams cannot control that as the venue actually has the relationship with those services.
  3. Not to sound dramatic

    Here are some stats that are of interest to Greg. Roanoke has scored first in 5 games The other 13 games, the opponent has scored first. In the 5 games where Roanoke scored first, they are 4-1-0 (all 4 wins are 3 wins in OT and 1 win in SO) In the 13 games where the opponent scores first, the Dawgs are 1-10-2. I hope the stat where Roanoke scores first is a bit of a comfort.
  4. You guys have a 3-0-2 record on Roanoke worth 8 points on the season to their 4 off you.
  5. At least Drobot leads the team in one category; penalty minutes!
  6. Not to sound dramatic

    See, the problem I find in business is people don't want to pay for the actual value of anything. I lost a roofing job because the estimate I gave was too much ($3,000 versus $2,400). I went to a realty company that was looking to paint a duplex, but when I inspected the units, I saw holes and dents and cracks needing to be fixed, mold that needed to be removed, etc. I estimated around $1,200 but they declined because it was not for just a paint job, even though the paint job would violate numerous health and safety codes (for the mold). What I find funny is people will gripe and complain about minor league hockey and attendance is never that of major league teams. But they will spend their life savings to see one game of a major league sport or hit movie theaters religiously, all of which are much more expensive. It just baffles my mind. Minor league sports are not less important than major league or junior league sports. I guess people feel these players will never amount to anything than where they are.
  7. Not to sound dramatic

    And as sad as it sounds, I know people think tickets should be around $5.00 but in this economy, it would not be feasible. Thank inflation for that. People stop coming, revenue drops, and bills don't get paid. Bills are the #1 priority over anything when operating a hockey franchise, or any business for that matter.
  8. Not to sound dramatic

    Well, the first thing people need to remember, minor league hockey is still first and foremost a business. When operating costs increase, so do prices. Right now, the ECHL average operating cost is around $3 million. The SPHL is around $1.2 million. At that time, the ECHL was expanding more and more towards the midwest and west, so travel costs were increasing exponentially. You cannot travel from Roanoke, VA to somewhere like California by bus, unless you had no games in between. It's difficult at times to figure a solid median for ticket pricing, as there are multiple variables at work. It could be issues to determine whether to lower prices during weekday games where attendance is the lowest, including over holidays and when other sporting events are in direct competition to hockey season. Once attendance starts to see a substantial decrease from prior years, then ticket prices are usually increased to offset as much of the lost revenue as possible.
  9. Not to sound dramatic

    The worst season for the Express was the 2000-01 season with a .556 winning percentage, but still earned 80 points. 38-30-4 Overall, in the 11 years of the ECHL as the Express, a .601 percentage. The Express made the playoffs all 11 years.
  10. Not to sound dramatic

    If you aren't critical then what's the point? I feel that Roanoke fans were without hockey for a long time and are being exposed to less than that. I saw a comment on Facebook that this is the SPHL. It does not matter. Scott Darling is an NHL goalie, which goes to show that a former SPHL player can achieve the highest dream possible. Not only is he an NHL goalie, he is the primary goalie for the Hurricanes. Plus, Roanoke was so use to ECHL that yes, they have higher standards. No reason to tell them otherwise. I feel for the fans of Roanoke because they were promised this and that and the only thing they are getting is disappointment. If Bob or Mickey cannot take what fans are saying to heart and make changes, I fear that Roanoke hockey may whither away again.
  11. Evansville is 3 wins away from tying their total wins last year and 4 wins from setting a new franchise record for total wins!
  12. The way the standings look right now based on maximum points earned: 1 - Pensacola 103 2 - Peoria 101 3 - Evansville 100 4 - Huntsville 100 5 - Mississippi 98 6 - Macon 98 7 - Knoxville 95 8 - Birmingham 91 9 - Roanoke 88 10 - Fayetteville 86
  13. Screw all that sissy hockey. Anyone who cringes at hits and fighting needs to go watch the Powederpuff girls in the NFL.
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