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08-22-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JuniorNelson View Post
You could do it in BC Place on artificial ice. It would be a good opportunity to justify the cost of the new roof. I think BC Place can be configured for 62,000.

Screw Battman, Canucks should just schedule a couple of games across the alley!

I propose to invite Detroit. They can trace thier history back to the Victoria Cougars, sort of. There was a league dispersal draft and a bunch of Cougars (who were playing out of New Westminister in Queen's Park!)were hired on by the new Detroit Franchise that played in Winsor, as was the custom at the time. LOL!

Actually a retro game against Detroit could be styled Millionaires versus Cougars. If it were played in Queen's Park it would have some legitimate historical merit. Kinda.
Wikipedia is a terrible source for the western hockey leagues. The Victoria Cougars originated as the New Westminster Royals. The Royals never played a game in Queens' Park. All of their home games were played in Denman Arena. The Cougars franchise was sold to Detroit interests. Ditto for Portland which became the Chicago Blackhawks. There was never any kind of draft when that league folded.

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