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04-09-2010, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Evil Doctor View Post
Okay, why does the Hamilton Bulldogs get split up because of an affiliation change while no other franchise does?
It wasn't just an affiliation change. Lyle Abraham MOVED the Bulldogs (version 1) to Toronto... but Andelauer (et al) acquired the former Quebec franchise and moved them into Hamilton as the Bulldogs (version 2). The timing worked out so that there was no break in hockey in the city, but they are actually separate franchises, even if it "looks like" the same team to the people in the stands.

It's like how in 1990, the IHL Fort Wayne Komets (v1) were moved to Albany to become the Choppers, but the Frankes acquired IHL Flint and moved them to Fort Wayne as the Komets (v2).

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