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94now 01-10-2014 02:23 PM

Messier wants to bring AHL team to the Bronx
 
Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.

Quote:

Messier said that he is looking for an AHL team to play at the Kingsbridge center in the Bronx.


Crease 01-10-2014 02:29 PM

As an Manhattanite living on a budget, I'd absolutely go to AHL games in the Bronx regardless of affiliation.

I'm priced out of Rangers games at this point, unless it's a midweek game against a western conference team, and sometimes a guy just wants to throw some back at a live game.

Brian Boyle 01-10-2014 02:33 PM

I'm sure he wants to coach it...

Screw You Rick Nash 01-10-2014 02:35 PM

I thought the Sound Tigers were moving to the Coliseum and the Wolfpack were moving to Bridgeport? Maybe the Albany Devils could move there.

Rangers Fail 01-10-2014 02:48 PM

That would be awesome if it happened.

Vidic15 01-10-2014 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 94now (Post 77744549)
Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.

Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

Ian 01-10-2014 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vidic15 (Post 77746937)
Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

Why not? It's going to be a world-class arena (hopefully), and pretty much every local hockey org is probably going to be using it, to some extent.

Not to mention, there's literally a 4 stop on the corner of where the building will be.

KreiMeARiver 01-10-2014 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crease (Post 77744881)
As an Manhattanite living on a budget, I'd absolutely go to AHL games in the Bronx regardless of affiliation.

I'm priced out of Rangers games at this point, unless it's a midweek game against a western conference team, and sometimes a guy just wants to throw some back at a live game.

Yeah I only go when I take clients and honestly I don't even wanna do that anymore. I haven't been to a game since 11-12 playoffs. It's just too expensive for what you're getting. Not worth it, whatsoever. Rather watch on tv.

CM PUNK 01-10-2014 03:35 PM

i might be remembering incorrectly...but a year or so again when the story came out about messier being part of this project, people immediately said the rangers should move the pack there...

but i remember the issue being the seating capacity not being large enough

CM PUNK 01-10-2014 03:42 PM

ok it would have 5000 seats and the average AHL attendance is 4899.

hartford, bridgeport and albany are all below that...but hershey draws 9K so you are really limiting yourself if you think the team would be more successful than their current market...not leaving much room for growth.

JRinNYC 01-10-2014 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vidic15 (Post 77746937)
Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

The same people who go to Yankee Stadium for a baseball game, especially at night. The 4 train runs adjacent to the proposed rink facility, similar to Yankee Stadium. It's just 8 more stops north of 161st Street.

http://i.imgur.com/rWVYLdAl.png

GordonGecko 01-10-2014 04:24 PM

that would be cool, don't know how much attendance support the team would get though

Beacon 01-10-2014 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CM PUNK (Post 77748607)
ok it would have 5000 seats and the average AHL attendance is 4899.

hartford, bridgeport and albany are all below that...but hershey draws 9K so you are really limiting yourself if you think the team would be more successful than their current market...not leaving much room for growth.


In a 5k arena, it would be better to host an ECHL team. It would also boost the attention the ECHL is getting. And a lot of us would be willing to go see St. Croix, Noreau, Stajcer, etc if they were nearby.

JeffMangum 01-10-2014 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vidic15 (Post 77746937)
Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

Why not?

Ih8theislanders 01-10-2014 04:37 PM


Pizza 01-10-2014 04:39 PM

It's a solid idea.

n8 01-10-2014 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 94now (Post 77744549)
Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.

Quote:

Originally Posted by -31- (Post 77745085)
I'm sure he wants to coach it...

both would be awesome. would love Mess to get some real experience. The coaching bit also makes a lot of sense too because it makes sense he wants to base himself in NY, he has no desire to go to a tiny suburb in Ontario or some small town minor league city to work so a job in the Bronx? perfect match. I bet his adviser role with EDM only requires him to go out there once in a while and he can fulfill the rest of his duties from NYC.

Ola 01-10-2014 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beacon (Post 77750669)
In a 5k arena, it would be better to host an ECHL team. It would also boost the attention the ECHL is getting. And a lot of us would be willing to go see St. Croix, Noreau, Stajcer, etc if they were nearby.

I am sure the atmosphere would be awsome though.

5k in a 5k arena gives you a lot better atmosphere than any bigger arena I've been too...

InwoodBlueNYC 01-10-2014 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vidic15 (Post 77746937)
Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

I grew up in that area and it would be great to go to a game there. I lived in Kingsbridge. Grandparents on The Grand Concourse. No problems.

InwoodBlueNYC 01-10-2014 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRinNYC (Post 77750381)
The same people who go to Yankee Stadium for a baseball game, especially at night. The 4 train runs adjacent to the proposed rink facility, similar to Yankee Stadium. It's just 8 more stops north of 161st Street.

http://i.imgur.com/rWVYLdAl.png

Depending on time of year you might be able to squeeze in games at both venues on the same day.

Machinehead 01-10-2014 04:59 PM

I hope it's not the Devils or Islanders affiliate. That I just can't get into.

Carlos Ranger 01-10-2014 05:04 PM

This would be tremendous. unfortunately, I bet it'd be the sound tigers moving. still a no brainer either way. the city needs more hockey. just not the ****ing devils, please.

stan the caddy 01-10-2014 05:08 PM

Meh, put AHL teams in small towns that actually want to support the team.

Machinehead 01-10-2014 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stan the caddy (Post 77752357)
Meh, put AHL teams in small towns that actually want to support the team.

The sport doesn't grow by continuing to put it in the same old areas. When the NHL expands the last thing I want is another team in Quebec.

ecemleafs 01-10-2014 05:13 PM

would love this. my dads friend sells christmas trees at that corner in december. ive been there a lot. its not THAT bad.


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