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01-10-2014, 02:23 PM
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Messier wants to bring AHL team to the Bronx

Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.

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Messier said that he is looking for an AHL team to play at the Kingsbridge center in the Bronx.

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As an Manhattanite living on a budget, I'd absolutely go to AHL games in the Bronx regardless of affiliation.

I'm priced out of Rangers games at this point, unless it's a midweek game against a western conference team, and sometimes a guy just wants to throw some back at a live game.

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I'm sure he wants to coach it...

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I thought the Sound Tigers were moving to the Coliseum and the Wolfpack were moving to Bridgeport? Maybe the Albany Devils could move there.

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That would be awesome if it happened.

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Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.
Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.

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Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.
Why not? It's going to be a world-class arena (hopefully), and pretty much every local hockey org is probably going to be using it, to some extent.

Not to mention, there's literally a 4 stop on the corner of where the building will be.

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As an Manhattanite living on a budget, I'd absolutely go to AHL games in the Bronx regardless of affiliation.

I'm priced out of Rangers games at this point, unless it's a midweek game against a western conference team, and sometimes a guy just wants to throw some back at a live game.
Yeah I only go when I take clients and honestly I don't even wanna do that anymore. I haven't been to a game since 11-12 playoffs. It's just too expensive for what you're getting. Not worth it, whatsoever. Rather watch on tv.

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i might be remembering incorrectly...but a year or so again when the story came out about messier being part of this project, people immediately said the rangers should move the pack there...

but i remember the issue being the seating capacity not being large enough

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ok it would have 5000 seats and the average AHL attendance is 4899.

hartford, bridgeport and albany are all below that...but hershey draws 9K so you are really limiting yourself if you think the team would be more successful than their current market...not leaving much room for growth.

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Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.
The same people who go to Yankee Stadium for a baseball game, especially at night. The 4 train runs adjacent to the proposed rink facility, similar to Yankee Stadium. It's just 8 more stops north of 161st Street.


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that would be cool, don't know how much attendance support the team would get though

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ok it would have 5000 seats and the average AHL attendance is 4899.

hartford, bridgeport and albany are all below that...but hershey draws 9K so you are really limiting yourself if you think the team would be more successful than their current market...not leaving much room for growth.

In a 5k arena, it would be better to host an ECHL team. It would also boost the attention the ECHL is getting. And a lot of us would be willing to go see St. Croix, Noreau, Stajcer, etc if they were nearby.

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Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.
Why not?

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It's a solid idea.

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Reportedly stated that on the radio show:

http://snyrangersblog.com/2013-14/re...r/#more-118680

I think Sound Tigers of Bridgeport and Albany Devils will compete with Wolfpack as it should become a prime location.
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I'm sure he wants to coach it...
both would be awesome. would love Mess to get some real experience. The coaching bit also makes a lot of sense too because it makes sense he wants to base himself in NY, he has no desire to go to a tiny suburb in Ontario or some small town minor league city to work so a job in the Bronx? perfect match. I bet his adviser role with EDM only requires him to go out there once in a while and he can fulfill the rest of his duties from NYC.

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In a 5k arena, it would be better to host an ECHL team. It would also boost the attention the ECHL is getting. And a lot of us would be willing to go see St. Croix, Noreau, Stajcer, etc if they were nearby.
I am sure the atmosphere would be awsome though.

5k in a 5k arena gives you a lot better atmosphere than any bigger arena I've been too...

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Messier needs to go away. Who in god's name would go to the Bronx for hockey, especially at night.
I grew up in that area and it would be great to go to a game there. I lived in Kingsbridge. Grandparents on The Grand Concourse. No problems.

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The same people who go to Yankee Stadium for a baseball game, especially at night. The 4 train runs adjacent to the proposed rink facility, similar to Yankee Stadium. It's just 8 more stops north of 161st Street.

Depending on time of year you might be able to squeeze in games at both venues on the same day.

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I hope it's not the Devils or Islanders affiliate. That I just can't get into.

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This would be tremendous. unfortunately, I bet it'd be the sound tigers moving. still a no brainer either way. the city needs more hockey. just not the ****ing devils, please.

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Meh, put AHL teams in small towns that actually want to support the team.

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Meh, put AHL teams in small towns that actually want to support the team.
The sport doesn't grow by continuing to put it in the same old areas. When the NHL expands the last thing I want is another team in Quebec.

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would love this. my dads friend sells christmas trees at that corner in december. ive been there a lot. its not THAT bad.

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