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04-23-2013, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jeben51 View Post
Wow so the Flames screwed over the Blues and Canucks by not moving the Heat.
Not sure I'd characterise it that way, based on that Abbotsford release. It was worded to indicate that Abbotsford negotiated with the Canucks but couldn't come to a lease agreement that worked for the city.

It wouldn't surprise me if this was not the end of the story. The "business as usual" aspect of the Abbostford/Flames agreement seems suspect, given that the Flames were supposedly ready to unilaterally move to Utica regardless of what Vancouver did.

Again, this is just me reading between the lines, but I'd say the current situation can be summed up as: the Canucks will definitely NOT have their affiliate in Abbotsford, but the Flames' prospects will play in either Abbotsford OR Utica, TBD. Probably the former, but possibly not.

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