Abbotsford Flames to Utica?
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03-18-2013, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Interesting conversation with an agent at Wolves game today.....he asked me what Id heard about Houston, told him the whole no lease at Toyota center story and asked him why.
He told me that the scenario he's been hearing is as follows.....Calgary leaves abby, Vancouver moves into abby, Houston folds and Minny moves their franchise to Iowa. Yes hutch I know..."Vancouver needs a franchise for abby, how they gonna be there without one"....The last part of what he's heard is Peoria leaving AHL and Vancouver or some group buying their franchise and moving it to abby, thus moving thr Blues players to Wolves. Remember this is all speculation based on what a player agent told me he's heard. Will it happen?? Who knows.
Wouldn't that leave Calgary without an affiliate? As an executive from the Abbotsford Heat told me on March 1st, with Ryan Walter standing there, the Heat are locally owned. So, if Calgary has a plan of them playing somewhere else, they'd apparently have to buy out the local owners first.
Media in Vancouver is nearly militant in believing this too, so when they talked about it, all that has to happen is Calgary leaving and the Canucks sliding right in as the franchise itself wouldn't leave Abby.
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