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JB51Hockey 08-21-2013 04:10 PM

Alaska Aces are new Calgary Flames ECHL Affiliate
 
With Grizzlies gone, Alaska Aces are the Flames new AA affiliate

http://flames.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=680593

Anglesmith 08-21-2013 04:13 PM

Those poor, frozen ********.

InfinityIggy 08-21-2013 04:15 PM

Cool name at least.

JB51Hockey 08-21-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by InfinityIggy (Post 70401153)
Cool name at least.

Cool logo too http://www.mmoriginal.com/images//Alaska-Aces.gif

InfinityIggy 08-21-2013 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jeben51 (Post 70401271)

I dig it. Reminds me of the Avs logo, just the shape.

DBU 08-21-2013 04:32 PM

Well at least we don't have to worry about any of our players becoming alcoholics.




...:sarcasm:

Anglesmith 08-21-2013 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jeben51 (Post 70401271)

That looks nothing like any ace I've ever seen.

tmurfin 08-21-2013 06:35 PM

Nice, now Troy Ward can threaten to banish our prospects to Alaska if they don't perform!

Zirakzigil 08-21-2013 07:24 PM

Like the logo. Curious how the rest of the jersey looks now.

Beats By CoRD 08-21-2013 08:21 PM

Really like their secondary logo:

http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/h/...5jFx29GfSj.jpg

Mike Jones 08-21-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by tmurfin (Post 70404683)
Nice, now Troy Ward can threaten to banish our prospects to Alaska if they don't perform!

Where's the threat? The players would probably get better coaching in Alaska. From what I've read Rob Murray seems like a pretty experienced and sensible guy. All of the prospects should all be praying they get sent there.

It looks like a good hockey spot too. Anchorage boys grow up there, come back to play and some of them even wind up coaching there. I don't think that happens in a poor market.

Maybe the Flames should make Alaska their AHL affiliate.

tmurfin 08-21-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Jones (Post 70407595)
Where's the threat? The players would probably get better coaching in Alaska. From what I've read Rob Murray seems like a pretty experienced and sensible guy. All of the prospects should all be praying they get sent there.

It looks like a good hockey spot too. Anchorage boys grow up there, come back to play and some of them even wind up coaching there. I don't think that happens in a poor market.

Maybe the Flames should make Alaska their AHL affiliate.

'twas a joke my friend. My uncle used to threaten his kids by saying he would "pack them up and send em to Alaska" if they didnt smarten up.. You have no clue what I would give to play hockey for a living in Alaska, absolutely beautiful

12 08-21-2013 10:06 PM

I'm sure Alaska is very beautiful. But can they even afford airplanes in the ECHL? That'd be an incredibly long drive to every game.

Mike Jones 08-21-2013 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by tmurfin (Post 70409881)
'twas a joke my friend. My uncle used to threaten his kids by saying he would "pack them up and send em to Alaska" if they didnt smarten up.. You have no clue what I would give to play hockey for a living in Alaska, absolutely beautiful

It looks like the university teams attract some decent talent too.

F l a m e s 08-21-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 12 (Post 70410251)
I'm sure Alaska is very beautiful. But can they even afford airplanes in the ECHL? That'd be an incredibly long drive to every game.

There is no way they would drive from Alaska to Las Vegas, Cincinnati, San Francisco, etc. Way to much time on the road. The team would go crazy. :laugh:

InfinityIggy 08-22-2013 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by 12 (Post 70410251)
I'm sure Alaska is very beautiful. But can they even afford airplanes in the ECHL? That'd be an incredibly long drive to every game.

I think they play in their own Division with Hawaii and Guam.

I Hate Chris Butler 08-22-2013 02:26 AM

I got super pumped until I realized that I was thinking of the Nanooks. Then, crippling disappointment.




DBU 08-22-2013 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by InfinityIggy (Post 70414673)
I think they play in their own Division with Hawaii and Guam.

Playing in a division with Hawaii and Guam doesn't mean they won't need a plane. :laugh:

That, or a really long bridge.

You're probably joking and I haven't caught on yet. :(

Anglesmith 08-22-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by DBU (Post 70417625)
Playing in a division with Hawaii and Guam doesn't mean they won't need a plane. :laugh:

That, or a really long bridge.

You're probably joking and I haven't caught on yet. :(

http://i.qkme.me/3vkiek.jpg

DBU 08-22-2013 09:46 AM

:laugh:

JB51Hockey 08-22-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by 12 (Post 70410251)
I'm sure Alaska is very beautiful. But can they even afford airplanes in the ECHL? That'd be an incredibly long drive to every game.

You'd be surprised how much money ECHL teams make. Alaska is flying every game but are always a competitive team playing in front of about 5,000 which is among the top.

IrascibleOne 08-22-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by I Hate Chris Butler (Post 70414751)
I got super pumped until I realized that I was thinking of the Nanooks. Then, crippling disappointment.

There's no reason for Flames fans to be disappointed, as Alaska is a well run, consistently competitive franchise. They have a history of being an organization that does a very good job of developing young players, as well.

Honestly, if anyone should be disappointed, it's Alaska fans. Any players getting a call up to the Heat will be stuck playing for Troy Ward. Now that's something to be disappointed about.

InfinityIggy 08-22-2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by wflames (Post 70419149)

http://first-draft-blog.typepad.com/...21/20qf2gz.jpg

Anglesmith 08-22-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by IrascibleOne (Post 70423367)
There's no reason for Flames fans to be disappointed, as Alaska is a well run, consistently competitive franchise. They have a history of being an organization that does a very good job of developing young players, as well.

Honestly, if anyone should be disappointed, it's Alaska fans. Any players getting a call up to the Heat will be stuck playing for Troy Ward. Now that's something to be disappointed about.

Only until Ftorek supplants him, that is.

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Originally Posted by InfinityIggy (Post 70424135)

http://i.qkme.me/3vkiws.jpg

Mike Jones 08-22-2013 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by wflames (Post 70424373)
Only until Ftorek supplants him, that is.

Is that going to be any better?


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