Arena NHL Expansion (and Deflation)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Zaz, May 24, 2009.

  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Columbus is reported to be in trouble, too.

    What next?
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I've decided that the new Winnipeg logo is pretty darn cool and that I am gonna get a Hawerchuk jersey the second the Jets' store goes online.
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The retro one is especially good.
  5. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    With several teams in the crapper and possibly looking to relocate where do you think the next city to get a team is? My bet is on a 2nd team in Toronto or Hamilton, Kansas City and Hartford as a reallllly long shot.
  6. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Both Hartford and KC failed once as NHL franchises; as Atlanta proved, you can fail twice.

    Given the current economic climate in the USA, the next move will probably be to Quebec City. Don't hold your breath on Hamilton; the Leafs have enormous clout and don't want to agree to competition in S. Ontario.
  8. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    My main reason for picking Hamilton was that it is outside of the Leafs competitive zone and wouldn't warrant any kind of money going ot the Leafs. But I do understand even then with contractors and what not I am sure the Leafs hold a lot of power. One big thing though I guess I didn't take into consideration is the fact that RIM has kind of **** the bed financially and would probably not want to be involved in a franchise now.
  9. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I wonder if a team in Alaska would be too much on travel.
  10. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    The Mystery Alaskans? They could save money by playing outside too. :)
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    An Alaska team would be kinda cool, but the distance between Vancouver (the closest NHL city) and Anchorage is some 1300 miles. That's just too far away for it to work.
  12. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    With all the speculation about the NHL adding a European division, Alaska would be a cakewalk. :p
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    True, that's nothing like going across the pond. :p
  14. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    2.5 hours from the nearest NHL city.
  15. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Read on Twitter that Sidney Crosby isn't going to be ready for the open of the season. Dan Bylsma will make a statement tomorrow at some kids camp.
  16. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The latest franchise in big, big trouble: New Jersey.

    Quebec City is sharpening its teeth...