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05-14-2012, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by OilChuck View Post
Im sure that the Ft Mac team could afford to have their own airplane. With sponsors like Suncor, Syncrude, Shell, Nexen, ect....this team would be weathier than some AHL teams. The fans in Ft Mac are rabid for the Barons. They could make it work if they wanted to. The transportation between Ft.Mac and Edmonton will have to get resolved. They will be forced to build a new highway. The talk of a high speed link between Edmonton and Calgary should be expanded to Ft.Mac. Thousands of workers commute every week and everyday between Edmonton, Calgary and Ft.Mac. I know....your gonna ask about the everyday comment. My boss up at Albian used to travel between Ft.Mac and Calgary everyday!
They would need a huge budget even with sponcers it would be tight and with a plane that would take up 10-20% with hotels etc.

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