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04-10-2013, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy Hawk View Post
So its Iowa. BFD. You could say it's Glens Falls!!! or it's Springfield!!! Or pick any number of cities that have AHL teams that have a smaller population and much smaller arena than Des Moines.

In 06-07 Iowa outdrew the following AHL teams:
http://theahl.com/stats/schedule.php...ce&season_id=8
Norfolk
Worcester
Hartford
Bridgeport
Peoria
San Antonio
Albany
Binghamton
TORONTO
Omaha
Springfield
Lowell

In 07-08 they dropped and outdrew only Quad City, Springfield, and Lowell.

However in 08-09 they again outdrew
http://theahl.com/stats/schedule.php...e&season_id=16
Hartford
Norfolk
Rochester
Peoria
Springfield
Binghamton
Rockford
Worcester
TORONTO
Albany
Quad City
Lowell

So they outdrew TORONTO!!!!! TWICE in the 3 years of their existence. TORONTO!!!

I do not think Toronto deserves hockey since they were unable to outdraw Iowa.
Lol Toronto....it's not the Leafs. It's the money scking pit AHL Franchise they run, yawn. Toronto doesn't care about that team, they really don't need an AHL team.

A third of the league is okay but also in each case three of the markets no longer even exist. I haven't the time at the moment to look up seating capacities in all these places but Binghamton can only seat just over 4K for example, if iowa holds that much more they SHOULD, as should many others.

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