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by jack_tors » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:52 pm
by skatingtripods » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:12 pm
by jack_tors » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:19 am
Skating Tripods wrote:Terrible situation for a storied franchise. Some really bad ownership decisions have determined the team's fate over the last few years, namely the monster contracts to Alexei Yashin and Rick DiPietro. I think that had something to do with the bad attendance, but an eyesore of a building has more to do with it. In an oversaturated sports market like NYC, the Islanders simply can't compete.Portland, Kansas City, or Milwaukee would be a good relocation spot for them. Portland has a minor league team that does well, and more importantly, a big enough arena. KC has wanted a team for a while and was rumored to get the Penguins. And college hockey is big in Wisconsin. A lot of kids from there go to UND, UM, or Wisconsin. Again, they also have a big enough arena.
by RIBrownsFan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:37 pm
by skatingtripods » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:14 pm
by stretch51 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:13 pm
RIBrownsFan wrote:Well, I'm doing my part for queen and country on December 19th when I'm watching them play the Habs. It would be sad given their tradition to see them leave, unless they ended up at the Q or the Hartford Civic Center, of course...
by papacass » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:22 am
Skating Tripods wrote:And college hockey is big in Wisconsin. A lot of kids from there go to UND, UM, or Wisconsin. Again, they also have a big enough arena.
by RIBrownsFan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:40 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:What would really be sad is if the whole team were eaten by that behemoth in your signature.
by skatingtripods » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:13 pm
Papa Cass wrote:Skating Tripods wrote:And college hockey is big in Wisconsin. A lot of kids from there go to UND, UM, or Wisconsin. Again, they also have a big enough arena.Are we talking about the Bradley Center? That place is quickly reaching antique status. It opened in 1988, and the Bucks already want out. No guarantees that Sen. Kohl is going to prevent the Bucks from leaving Milwaukee if they don't get a new facility, or tens of millions in renovations to the Bradley Center.
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