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The Health of Oshawa

Post by Cansportswriting on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:13 pm

With the selling of players during the draft I'm concerned that Oshawa is on life support. Unless the powers that be in Oshawa believe they can stack a roster with talented, yet economical alternatives.
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Post by matteau7 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:07 pm

For many teams in Europe that is how they survive buy selling off players. If they continue to develop talent that other teams want to purchase, that not the worst system in the world. I know its not that pleasing to the fan base but its better then the alternative of having no team.

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Re: The Health of Oshawa

Post by Cansportswriting on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:21 pm

I appreciate the economics of European football especially given my affiliation with Division 2 and Conference teams in England. But European football has roots, has tradition and has many generations of supporters. If the Power can field a team through the head coaches connections and forgo its former stars and the recently held draft than this topic is null and void. I fear for this franchise though unless a deep pocketed investor is lurking behind the shadows.
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Re: The Health of Oshawa

Post by JJSA on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:53 pm

The Power have been pretty much MIA all off-season. For the sake of the league I sure hope the fans come out this season and support their team. If not...we would LOVE to have a team here in Kingston!
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Post by Powerfan#1 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:18 am

It sure is frustrating checking in at the draft only to find out that the league scoring champ and all-star mvp was moved for mostly cash! I was a Power season ticket holder and was sure hoping for a team that could build off of last years playoff drive. I still plan on renewing my tickets this year but I have not seen any kind of marketing in the community whatsoever over the summer! Nothing in the newapapers. No ticket selling drive in the local mall. Last year, I felt sorry for the ownership and defended them at every chance because of the lack of time in getting everything together before the season started. This year, there are no excuses. If it all blows up, then I can see the blame only going to the management of this team. If they thought that a pro basketball team was going to work in Oshawa without a full commitment to marketing, then they deserve to fail. This is a junior hockey town sure, but I know that there are tons of basketball fans like myself here. The marketing of this team is just dreadful. For starters - I would love to get into that mascot costume and give that character some life! Give me a can of coke to drink and I would have them dancing in their seats!!!
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Re: The Health of Oshawa

Post by Cansportswriting on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:51 am

There is a huge market for basketball in Durham , Scarborough and York Region. Unfortunately one must spend money to make money. I have seen many minor pro franchises set up by owners who love their respective sports but enter the business with unrealistic expectations believing that their own passion will translate into bums in seats. Passion doesn't pay the bills. There is fallout from failed franchises. The media becomes sceptical, the sporting public looks at the failed project with disdain and the residuals hurt the sport's growth. When the NBLC was announced how many broadsheet sports writers described failed basketball ventures of the past in their lead in. I enjoyed the Oshawa Power experience immensely with my young basketball playing son but the ownership needs to change their business plan.
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A Pulse

Post by Cansportswriting on Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:22 pm

There is a pulse in Oshawa. I received my first presser from the Power. They should be bombarding us with information until tip off. This is a good start.
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Re: The Health of Oshawa

Post by Cashcleaner on Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:37 am

I'm a Power Supporter and really hope to see this team go places, but I have to agree at times it seems like the front office is dropping the ball at getting the word out about the team. Competing with the Generals in a hockey-mad town is also an issue (a point I addressed here). Let's be honest, it's great that Oshawa has a pro basketball team, but the front office has taken the cheap and short-term approach to a lot of off-court matters. Hopefully, we can turn things around this season on the court and in the stands.
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