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03-03-2013, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by go_leafs_go02 View Post
Mostly because the Canucks relationship with the Manitoba Moose arguably was one of the best NHL/AHL relationships out there. There wasn't a need to move to Abbotsford at that time. Besides, who in 2009 would have guessed Winnipeg actually would have a team back in 2 years - it seemed mostly off the radar to be honest.
These are very good points. I suppose I was going from the "A team in our market would be bad for business" stance that was taken when Abbotsford made the offer to Vancouver.

But wasn't the Wolves being run quite similarly to the Moose a prime reason why the Canucks put their affiliation there?

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