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#1 redwings8831

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:54 AM

hurm, doesn't make sense.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:57 AM

So all the suits can attend one team's games while all the Average Joes attend the other's?

Sounds like a plan...
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:00 AM

I say no more teams in the NHL
trim some fat of the current state of the league

go down to 26-28

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

That would be great......then Toronto could piss-off/depress twice as many fans. biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

Toronto has a team? tongue.gif

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:25 AM

Won't happen due to territorial rights, which is why I have major doubts about the "source" of this "Governor".
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:26 AM

As it said in the article, if it were to happen, it should be a current team moving. The league has a hard time keeping 30 teams stable and competitive. All this talk about a new franchise in Toronto, Las Vegas, or Kansas City needs to stop.


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:27 AM

Cool. I just don't see many Toronto fans forgoing the Leafs for a new team.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:54 AM

Not going to happen. What would they even call the team? I don't think this would ever happen anytime soon.

QUOTE (CenterIce @ October 21, 2008 - 11:26AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As it said in the article, if it were to happen, it should be a current team moving. The league has a hard time keeping 30 teams stable and competitive. All this talk about a new franchise in Toronto, Las Vegas, or Kansas City needs to stop.


There has been talk about teams in Toronto, Las Vegas, or Kansas City? I don't see NHL teams in these cities. I really can't see a team in Las Vegas of all places.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (HadThomasVokounOn4thStreet @ October 21, 2008 - 12:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not going to happen. What would they even call the team? I don't think this would ever happen anytime soon.



There has been talk about teams in Toronto, Las Vegas, or Kansas City? I don't see NHL teams in these cities. I really can't see a team in Las Vegas of all places.


Toronto may get a new team, while Kansas City has been named a popular destination should the Penguins or Predators have moved. Bettman also wants to expand to Vegas.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (HadThomasVokounOn4thStreet @ October 21, 2008 - 12:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really can't see a team in Las Vegas of all places.

It would work. The casinos would likely buy up all of the seats and then comp them out.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:00 PM

The league really needs to get rid of all of these stupid, useless teams nobody cares about...
like Colorado, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Anaheim.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE (Hockeytown0001 @ October 21, 2008 - 11:59AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Toronto may get a new team, while Kansas City has been named a popular destination should the Penguins or Predators have moved. Bettman also wants to expand to Vegas.


Yeah I guess in Kansas City could work. Its just hard to see a hockey team there.

QUOTE (MacK_Attack @ October 21, 2008 - 12:00PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would work. The casinos would likely buy up all of the seats and then comp them out.


Yeah I guess it could work. I am sure it would get more people to the games, and hey NHL will be more popular.

QUOTE (donfishmaster @ October 21, 2008 - 12:00PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The league really needs to get rid of all of these stupid, useless teams nobody cares about...
like Colorado, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Anaheim.


Not really.. Colorado, and Pittsburgh fans really do care about there team. The other two don't care about there team until it gets playoffs time.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:29 PM

HAMILTON. How long is it going to take for this team to get a team? Didn't they have around 14,000 season ticket pledges in a couple days last Spring?

Why would you just throw a team in the same exact area. The NHL is really worthless sometimes.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (HadThomasVokounOn4thStreet @ October 21, 2008 - 12:06PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I guess in Kansas City could work. Its just hard to see a hockey team there.



Yeah I guess it could work. I am sure it would get more people to the games, and hey NHL will be more popular.



Not really.. Colorado, and Pittsburgh fans really do care about there team. The other two don't care about there team until it gets playoffs time.

It most certainly didn't last time.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:48 PM

I hate the idea of any city or state getting more then one of the same sports team. There are already so many instances of it that it hardly seems like it will make a difference. I only hope it would be a team from the east or the Preds that would be relocated. I really do not want any expansion teams going east.

I want them going west so we can go east.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (Majsheppard @ October 21, 2008 - 12:48PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hate the idea of any city or state getting more then one of the same sports team. There are already so many instances of it that it hardly seems like it will make a difference. I only hope it would be a team from the east or the Preds that would be relocated. I really do not want any expansion teams going east.

I want them going west so we can go east.

An expansion team being inserted into the Western Conference does not automatically imply the Wings will be moved to the East. Columbus itself is further East than Detroit.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (NeverForgetMac25 @ October 21, 2008 - 01:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
An expansion team being inserted into the Western Conference does not automatically imply the Wings will be moved to the East. Columbus itself is further East than Detroit.


I can see another team in the area, but not in Toronto proper. That'd be ridiculous. Can you imagine those die-hard Leaf fans who have suffered with their team for so many years just suddenly saying "you're right, the waiting wasn't worth it, let's just jump ship?"

If they were willing to do that, they'd be Wings fans. wink.gif
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE (NeverForgetMac25 @ October 21, 2008 - 01:51PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
An expansion team being inserted into the Western Conference does not automatically imply the Wings will be moved to the East. Columbus itself is further East than Detroit.


But the fact their fans don't/never have to stay up late at night to watch their team during the post season puts them in the back seat and puts Detroit in the front running.

Edited by Jwo, 21 October 2008 - 02:42 PM.

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