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11-23-2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by OHLFan8771 View Post
Yes but the league has to approve any moves. It's not just between the buyer and owners. From a money stand point it makes no sense to move the team. Erie's attendance is about the same as missy or Brampton and look at their record. Hamilton has already failed three times in the past and Erie is getting the brand new renovated arena next year.
Of course it makes sense to move the team. Obviously if Bassen is willing to pay the penalty to move the team, it's because he sees it as being more lucrative to be in Hamilton and wants to get there before anyone else.

If you're going to talk about history, you should at least get it right it. Hamilton has had only two junior franchises. One of them went through multiple name changes and a couple of brief forays to neighbouring communities and the other was the disasterous, ill-conceived Dukes of Hamilton. For the record, Hamilton was also home to two Memorial Cup winners, both with the very franchise that currently sits in Erie.

Of course the last junior squad left in 1989 and Hamilton recently had a run of 17 years with an AHL club that currently has the second highest attendance in that league this season.

If you want to talk history that is...

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