NHL News: Stadium Series Yields Multi-Million Dollar Payout

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3. The team has a valid reason to push even harder for the Stadium Series to Come to Arizona

Feb 14, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Poland team piloted by Dawid Kupczyk during two-man bobsleigh training in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sanki Sliding Center. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

One of the team’s most devastating losses over the years was the team’s loss of the NHL All-Star Game in 2006 due to the Olympics. The team’s expectation that they would be able to host the event was almost a necessity at that point; during the 2005-2006 season, it was estimated that the team had lost around $40 million. Bringing the All-Star Game to Glendale could have given the team that last financial boost that it was looking for.

The team has been begging to host the Winter Classic for years, but nothing ever seems to come of it. Looking at how financially lucrative the Stadium Series is- particularly last year, when the league pushed heavily to promote the series through free events and public festivals on the days of the games- the team could easily use this reasoning to further prove why the team should be enabled to host one of the games. Bringing that kind of financial success to Arizona, even just for a day, could do even more to spark interest in the sport for citizens of the Glendale area.