Utica Comets AHL Discussion - Part IX
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05-07-2013, 01:48 PM
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It could be that the city of Peoria wants more than just a 1-year deal which I imagine would be a sticking point for the Canucks.
I'm not sure if Peoria is insisting something longer than one year. As far as I know, they are just trying to get a team in here for next season to bridge the gap until they can get an ECHL team in here the following season. Everybody heare knows that if Vancouver stays, it would be temporary. Although they probably would be welcome long term.
Th $1,5 million number supposedly came from the Blues projections if Vancouver had the same lease as the Blues. Rumors around here were that the Blues were losing $400,000 per season on the Rivermen. I'm not sure where the extra $1.1 million comes from. I know travel costs between Vancouver and Peoria would be higher than getting to St Louis. The Blues did keep the team bus so Vancouver would have to arrange something there. Other than that, I don't know where the extra costs would come from.
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