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03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
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Also, Utica deal not gonna happen..
It appears that there's a group of promoters, lead by former Flyers goaltender and Utica-area native Robert Esche, who is exploring options with several NHL teams to locate an AHL team in Utica. They think Calgary is the most promising, because
their affiliate (Abbotsford Heat) has been a perennial money loser
, it is isolated as the only AHL team in its time zone, its attendance is adversely impacted by its close proximity to Vancouver, and it has horrendous scheduling and travel issues.
We’ve concluded that what is now happening is the promoters are talking up the concept with the hope of attracting investors. The O-D article mentioned something about "seeking public funding" for improvements to the Aud.
Well, good luck with that. Practically every public agency in the area is broke, and likely they would be run out of town on a rail if they spent money on a hockey team right now.
It's unimaginable to see the county shortchanging the road maintenance to spiff-up the Aud's locker rooms and seats, or to spend hundreds of thousands to install a video board, which would be a requirement to support AHL Live broadcasts.
A money losing sports team in Abbotsford? You don't say...
Only every single person in the Lower Mainland could have seen that coming!
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