Thread: ECHL and AHL
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08-03-2012, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by TheIceman26 View Post
Trenton itself has fallen on economic times, but right across the river in bucks county is doing just fine...there's a lot of Flyers fans that wouldn't want to make the 45-50 minute drive to a NHL game and take the 15-20 minute drive for the cheaper AHL version. hell the reason the devils failed in trenton was because the area is mostly a flyers fan base. No one wanted to go to a 'devils' game. Trenton would be a great addition for the AHL Flyers imo..

What you are forgetting here is the Phantoms and the owners (Brooks Brothers) have already committed to Allentown to relocate the Phantoms in time for the 13-14 season. As we speak the arena is being built and will hold if I am correct, 8000. All litigation has ceased on the project and clear sailing for the project to be completed. So the Flyers affiliate will be located near them, likewise the Phillies AAA affiliate is located in Allentown (the Ironpigs).

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