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12-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mk80 View Post
Honestly the Chill are failing in every way possible, attendance, performance, management, marketing, ect. I never like to see teams fail and fold, but I also like to see what's best for hockey in general happen....
Maybe I've just misunderstood your posts over the last few months pertaining to anything the Chill or the CHL does or doesn't do.You've been critical of everything and seemingly exude a hope that they just fall flat on their faces. Is that what you meant by what you like to see as best for hockey?

Is it possible that your business model is somewhat unrealistic expecting an expansion team to have immediate sellout crowds, a +.550 winning percentage, flawless player signings with no player movement or defections, and a marketing strategy that would marvel the NHL's finest. BTW, the Chill is an expansion team that brought nothing from Laredo (players, coaches, owners, uniforms, name, or equipment) to St. Charles except a CHL franchise license.

Remember this the 'Sports Town' of St.Louis were only the Cardinals can draw. The Blues are one of the best teams in the NHL and are ranked 21st out of 30 in NHL attendance, and the Rams are 31st out of 32 in the NFL. There is a reason that over the years the Hawks (NBA), Browns (MLB),and Cardinals (NFL) have left that area. Geez, even Budweiser sold out to the Euros.

Time will tell if the Chill folds, or leaves for another town, but as Cyclones Rock stated in the "CHL: The Slow Spin Down the Bowl..." thread there are nearly 10-14 ECHL teams that have major issues. However, those you don't fixate on like you do the Chill and CHL.

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