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02-26-2013, 01:10 AM
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HansH
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Reactions from the management team on the ground in Abbotsford:

http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/news/...982/story.html
http://www.abbynews.com/news/192922041.html

Summary: "I don't know nothin' about no move. Flames haven't said 'boo' to us about anything, we're going on as normal."

I wouldn't put it past the Flames to leave their local partners totally out of the loop, as they've not shown themselves to be the best business partners in the past. But the more I look at this, the more it just doesn't "smell right", going on my experience from when I was still writing the Death Pool Report.

Might the Utica report be correct? Sure. But it also has a lot of hallmarks of "wishful thinking" on the part of a combination of the Utica officials who WANT it to happen, and maybe even a little on the part of the reporter -- I suspect that more than once that I over-emphasized one rumor or the other in the DPR days because one was a more interesting story or scenario to me, and I can completely see something like that having subconscious effect on the Utica reporter.

I'm in full "wait and see" mode.

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