Anyone hear of expansion/merger plans for ECHL, CHL, SPHL FOR 2013-14?
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04-28-2013, 10:10 PM
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what that person doesn't get is both Wheeling and Elmira aren't going anywhere
, in fact most hockey fans should be thrilled now that Freeman and his partner have booted the Afr's out of team ownership for good, before Elmira went the way of Port Huron and Louisville.
I'm not sure Carver Arena wants to deal w/ a hockey team after having been bought out either, much like how IEC in Des Moines had to deal w/ the Schlegel debacle.
Explain Hutch my dear. Trenton just folded last I checked. This leaves in the "Northeast" Reading, Elmira and Wheeling. Two of these teams had awful attendance. If that continues long term they won't last, it's basic economics. You can only bleed red for so long. I'm not sure why most hockey fans would be that thrilled as far as the Northeast is concerned theres not much left in this league, they aren't a vital franchise to the league by any stretch of the imagination. They are no Florida, South Carolina, Gwinnett, Alaska or Cincinnati.
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