New York Rangers: What Missing the Playoffs Will Cost Them

April 9th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

I’d argue that the Rangers really couldn’t give a damn about their fans, but we’ll leave that debate for another day. Instead let’s take a look at a New York Times article that investigates what’s at stake financially if the Rangers lose one of the next two games and miss the playoffs.

The following quotes are from this NY Times article .

State of the Rangers:

"Madison Square Garden Inc., which owns the Rangers, will certainly survive if the team misses the playoffs because the Rangers are only one part of a $1 billion enterprise that includes the Knicks, the Liberty and other sports properties; Radio City Music Hall and other theaters; and the MSG Network."

"But because all N.B.A. and N.H.L. teams must keep dates open at their arenas in case they make the playoffs, the elimination of the Knicks and the Rangers from the postseason means the Garden would remain empty for many more nights in April and May."


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