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Shrimper 04-20-2013 10:13 AM

Rochester Americans to go to 2013 Spengler Cup
 
Rochester Americans to take part in 2013 Spengler Cup.

http://theahl.com/rochester-american...er-cup-p183301

adsfan 04-20-2013 10:31 AM

Is this the same Rochester Americans team that hasn't traveled to Milwaukee for an AHL game in years because they don't have the money? What gives?

Rochester is the only Western Conference team that didn't play the Admirals this season. And last season. And the season before that. And ...

Tommy Hawk 04-20-2013 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 64314319)
Is this the same Rochester Americans team that hasn't traveled to Milwaukee for an AHL game in years because they don't have the money? What gives?

Rochester is the only Western Conference team that didn't play the Admirals this season. And last season. And the season before that. And ...

Include all the teams in this area in your post.... :laugh:

LadyStanley 04-20-2013 11:55 PM

Travel is paid by hockey federation (e.g., USA Hockey, Hockey Canada), not the owner's pocket.

adsfan 04-21-2013 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Tommy Hawk (Post 64367049)
Include all the teams in this area in your post.... :laugh:

I did that on the Let's Go Amerks board. I said that "King David should rent a bus and have the Amerks come out for a weekend against Milwaukee, Chicago and Rockford. It is only 12 hours, not 12 time zones."

One of their fans agreed with me. They played Grand Rapids and down in Texas this season. I am pretty sure that Milwaukee is closer than Austin.

sabrefan27 04-21-2013 11:06 AM

Excited for this. Amerks are a good team to represent the AHL.

Tommy Hawk 04-21-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sabrefan27 (Post 64381857)
Excited for this. Amerks are a good team to represent the AHL.


How do you figure that? No one knows what next years team will look like and the Amerks haven't won anything in eons.

They should send a team like Hershey who always seems to be at the top of the standings in the East or the Marlies or Stars who have been near the top in the West.

The only reason they are sending Rochester is because of their name.

sabrefan27 04-21-2013 01:18 PM

They are a good representation mostly for their name and tradition. Hershey would have been good, too. But the Amerks were the first team from the AHL to participate in this tournament, makes sense to have them come back. And it appears the Amerks were invited by the people who run the Spengler Cup, so maybe they want the Amerks.

PattyLaLa16 04-23-2013 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 64314319)
Is this the same Rochester Americans team that hasn't traveled to Milwaukee for an AHL game in years because they don't have the money? What gives?

Rochester is the only Western Conference team that didn't play the Admirals this season. And last season. And the season before that. And ...

The Amerks are owned by billionaire Terry Pegula, so I doubt it's a money issue. The Amerks have been trying to get into the EC for years. This ownership and last has requested to the league that they play a EC modeled schedule. The only reason why they even go to Texas is because the Texas teams have requested the Amerks the last several years.

On the original topic of the Spengler Cup, I think it's fantastic. The Amerks will have a busy month of Dec. hosting an outdoor game as well as participating in this tournament.

Sports Enthusiast 04-24-2013 07:00 AM

Pegula has come off as nothing but a cheapskate freaksow who is all interested in the side nonsense. I hope he enjoys his terrible NHL team. He came in talking a big game and has nothing to show it. His team might be in more disseray than the Bills now as far as the product is concerned and Ralphie has set the bar pretty low.

I agree with your sentiment Tommy Hawk. The Americans have done squat in almost 15 years. History should nly mean so much, they aren't even a Top 10 AHL Franchise at the moment if we are talking about current successes.

sabrefan27 04-24-2013 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BK Triple Threat (Post 64572889)
Pegula has come off as nothing but a cheapskate freaksow who is all interested in the side nonsense. I hope he enjoys his terrible NHL team. He came in talking a big game and has nothing to show it. His team might be in more disseray than the Bills now as far as the product is concerned and Ralphie has set the bar pretty low.

I agree with your sentiment Tommy Hawk. The Americans have done squat in almost 15 years. History should nly mean so much, they aren't even a Top 10 AHL Franchise at the moment if we are talking about current successes.

Who cares? The tournament is not about just taking the best team from this season or something like that. That team could be terrible next year. It's about bringing in a franchise with a rich tradition. By all indications, the Spengler Cup invited Rochester. There's a reason for that.


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