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Celtics See Drops In TV Ratings, Secondary Ticket Prices As Bruins Business Surges

04 / 16 / 14

The Celtics and Bruins find themselves "on diverging paths of fortune," and signs of their "skewed trajectories are written on the faces of fans and the bottom lines of businesses from Sportsworld to TD Garden," according to a front-page piece by Bob Hohler of the BOSTON GLOBE. The Celtics have play...

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10/05/95
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