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03-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wildcat48 View Post

Wow... This caught me completely offguard when I saw it posted tonight. Both Tulsa and Indianapolis mentioned as possibilities? Tulsa would have an in-state rivalry with OKC. I'm about the same distance away (2.5-3 hours) from both cities.

However, being an Indy native and a Blues fan, I'd be all over it if they end up putting an affiliation in Indy. I was crushed when the Ice left the IHL after the Blackhawks pulled their affiliation in 1999. I've never given up hope that Indy would be the home of an NHL team's affiliate again someday. When I lived up there, I had heard rumors that Columbus and Ottawa had both explored Indy as a possibility for an AHL affiliation.

With that being said, I've always liked the Peoria Rivermen, and I'd hate to see their fans lose their team. Especially with as long as the Rivermen have been around.

Plus it all seems like speculation at this point...

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