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Wild's Sellout Streak In Danger, Tickets Remain For Every Game
Published September 18, 2009
|Wild's Longest Active Sellout Streak In Danger,
Still Have Tickets Available For Every Game
TO CATCH THE PREDATORS: YAHOO SPORTS' Ross McKeon wrote fans "have to wonder what the priorities are these days" for the Predators. After the team reached the playoffs four consecutive seasons, the Predators finished last in the Central Division last season. The team "should feel the urgency to improve because everyone else around them sure are getting better," but they instead are "looking within to find the answers while walking a tightrope with the salary cap in a much different way than most teams." The Predators have one of the "smallest payrolls in the league, committing approximately" $42M. There is a "whopping $14.5[M] or so available before hitting the cap." Cap rules "stipulate teams must spend within $16[M] of the ceiling, so the Preds barely qualify" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 9/17).