THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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12-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
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The problem with that is the Maple Leafs also share the Air Canada Centre with the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Rock. So there aren't enough dates to accomodate the Marlies for a full AHL season. However during the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs the Richo was sold out for all the Marlies home games right until Games 3 & 4 of the Calder Cup Finals. So the people of Toronto came out to support them.
I'm sure if the Marlies were to get consistent Rock sized attendance, the Marlies would be in and my Rock would be out. The Rock really don't pose a huge issue with the schedule since they rarely play two games in a weekend and are on the road every other weekend. I mean Staples Center makes it work with two NBA teams and the Kings (as well as all the other events going on there). It might mean that the Marlies get a 2 PM game on a Saturday afternoon as a curtain raiser for the Leafs game though.
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