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Edmonton Oilers move AHL franchise to Oklahoma City
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02-11-2010, 01:18 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
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how many years is this agreement good for?
I believe LaForge said it was 5 years initially, with another 5 year option after that. They're firmly entrenched there for a while, which will be good for both the organization and OKC. I like the fact that OKC has a great track record of supporting their hockey teams, something you wouldn't necessarily expect in a middle American city (no disrespect intended to the hockey fans there -- I'd just expect college sports / football to be the big draw).
Our ECHL affiliate, Stockton, also has some pretty nice attendance numbers in spite of a lousy team (you can ask Thresher to comment since he's there in Stockton and occasionally posts up in the Springfield thread). The fans there deserve better. Hopefully next year with some 'retooling' both minor league affiliates will reward the fans with some good hockey.
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