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02-12-2009, 04:26 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Auburn, Maine
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If memory serves me correctly, the current Rampage are the former Adirondack Red Wings.
Detroit mothballed the franchise in 1999 in anticipation of an arena that was never built in Toledo. They split with Anaheim in Cincinnati until the Griffins booted the Senators to Binghamton and affiliated with the Wings. Thus, they no longer needed to own the franchise and the same year, San Antonio began as the Florida-affiliated team after purchasing this franchise.
Wikipedia's information is contrary to all this, but I am pretty sure that's how it happened.
when the contract expired in GR w/ Ottawa Detroit took the Griffins, but the Panthers and Spurs inquired about SA acquiring the Detroit franchise was a plan b option after trying to acquire the Louisville franchise from Tamer Afr after terminating in '01 ( that franchise later became the Iowa Stars, and now the CHOPS). Florida found out that Afr's mismanagement caused them to break the contract in Louisville.
TECHNICAL timeline for the current SA Rampage is as follows:
Adirondack Red Wings
RAMPAGE(Originally the STAMPEDE)
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