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04-06-2013, 04:54 PM
Jackets Woodchuck
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Originally Posted by mfrerkes View Post
My guess is Peoria goes next year without pro hockey and hits the ground running for 2014-15 in the ECHL. I just don't see them even briefly contemplating a move to the CHL. It would be suicide.
Yes. As much as the off year will stink like a million skunks in a steel mill, it will be worth it in the long term if Peoria gets back into the ECHL. Speaking from personal experience as a hockey fan in a city (Cleveland) that had a year off so a more stable outfit could get a year's head start on ticket sales.

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