Abbotsford Flames to Utica?
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03-22-2013, 04:26 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Tulsa is a new one.... I personally think Calgary should stick it out in Abbotsford for one year and then head to Glens Falls when the Phantoms move to Allentown. I know the B-Sens wanted to go up in the Adirondacks so if they beat the Flames maybe Fort Wayne? That'd be awesome!
EDIT: Been to the Utica Aud, and it is a dump. Too old and small and will never be able to generate revenue. A sellout season would be 4th last in the league!
As a Canucks fan, I am really hoping we can gain control of a franchise in Abby. As I live close by Abbotsford.
Its really a failure, the only time they draw anything half decent is when the Wolves (or prior Moose) came to town.
I think the taxpayers in Abby aren't to happy about continuing to pour money into the thing, and the government has changed since the agreement to bring the team in was made, I'm pretty sure the new government isn't too thrilled about the situation either.
There seem to be alot of possibilities. Maybe the Flames take Chicago if St.Louis sticks it out in Peoria, although from there POV, I would think Chicago would be of interest to them seeing as it is one of the better franchises in the AHL, and they wouldn't have to own it.
That's really the issue for us, we want to own the team so the prospects can get more opportunity, aswell as being close, getting used to tough travel, and it being a good draw for fans in the lower mainland.
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