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#261 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:17 PM

I don't know why Houston is never considered for an NHL team. Huston, does it have a problem?

Seriously though, it's the 4th largest city in the US. Dallas does just OK (although ownership of the Texas Rangers clouds the picture a bit) and would be a good rival.
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#262 aastra

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

You'd think the AHL would have been keen to get more teams in the west, no? Makes you wonder what the future holds for the Abbotsford AHL team.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:18 PM

The Heat averaged 3,677 per game last season which ranks 26th out of 30 teams. If this continues the west coast experiment could come to an end though I would suspect with Chilliwack out of the equation the Heat should see their attendance numbers rise.

The average attendance in the AHL is 5,145.

#264 Greg

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:41 AM

So we can finally agree that RG Properties just flat out screwed this up right?

Getting harder and harder to be excited about watching teenagers playing at SoFA.

#265 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:45 AM

So we can finally agree that RG Properties just flat out screwed this up right?

Getting harder and harder to be excited about watching teenagers playing at SoFA.


I dunno, what if they didn't move when they did? The Moose situation is not certain yet.
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#266 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

I don't know why Houston is never considered for an NHL team. Huston, does it have a problem?

Seriously though, it's the 4th largest city in the US. Dallas does just OK (although ownership of the Texas Rangers clouds the picture a bit) and would be a good rival.


Seattle doesn't have an NHL team, either. There are well over six million people (probably closer to 7 million) in the Seattle/Vancouver/south Island corridor and not a single professional team to have a rivalry with.

Once upon a time there were the Grizzlies and the Sonics, but that flopped even faster than the Salmon King's stint in Victoria.

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#267 Greg

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:56 PM

I dunno, what if they didn't move when they did? The Moose situation is not certain yet.


Seemed pretty clear that it was only a matter of time until Winnipeg got a team. And we had the Salmon Kings. There was absolutely no urgency to make a move that blocked us from having the Canucks AHL affiliate.

#268 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:35 PM

Seemed pretty clear that it was only a matter of time until Winnipeg got a team. And we had the Salmon Kings. There was absolutely no urgency to make a move that blocked us from having the Canucks AHL affiliate.


It seems pretty clear to me that the WHL (board of governors) BoG would never oppose a Victoria team, but the AHL BoG would have to think long and hard about a Victoria team in their league.
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#269 Moosebeer

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

It seems pretty clear to me that the WHL (board of governors) BoG would never oppose a Victoria team, but the AHL BoG would have to think long and hard about a Victoria team in their league.


You would think that since there is a team in Abbotsford already that having a second west coast team in Victoria would be something the AHL BOG would have an easy time accepting. Making a trip to the west coast would make more sense if there were more than one team to play (i.e.: Abbotsford and Victoria).

#270 Bernard

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:39 AM

The Abbotsford Heat are not doing well, the only time they get a good crowd is when the Moose come into town.

 



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