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07-05-2013, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun View Post
Truth be told, I've long said that the AHL or ECHL are likely the only legitimate options for Thunder Bay. Too far west for the OHL, too far east for the WHL, and too far north for the USHL, but might just work for the AHL or ECHL.... and too big to be without a team in Canada.

If Winnipeg ever decided to revoke their lease of the team to St. John's, Thunder Bay would almost assuredly be the most logical choice for them to relocate their AHL affiliate (remember, they still own the IceCaps, they're just leasing them). At the very least, look into buying an ECHL team and putting them there as it'd probably be a sure thing to make a little money and help cement your team's footprint in Western Ontario.
I'm a season ticket holder for St.John's and the Jets only got 2 years left on their lease with St.John's,and even thou St.John's has sold out 76 games straight at 30 bucks a ticket,I've not heard any word on them extending,it has been my belief they been waiting for Thunder Bay to pull outta here,thou it will leave peeps shaking their head,as not many places sell out ahl at 30 bucks,but who knows,all I know is Winnipegs lease ends after 2014-2015

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