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07-30-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
I think it would be different markets/different fan bases maybe?

Or how about making the thunderbirds a AHL affliate of the Seattle team, would draw much more interest that way..
how and where would the proposed AHL Affiliate come from, if the AHL already is a 1 to 1 parent to affiliate ratio, superdeluxe, you either have to buy a license of an existing franchise to be able to do that (see Albany/Charlotte) without surrending the current active franchise back to the WHL is highly improbable,or virtually impossible, even if you did have the backing of that fan base....

Levin owns his own franchise already, but it is very successful where it already is and the AHL hasn't exactly thrived in the Western US, even competitively against established teams in the ECHL....

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