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03-21-2007, 02:33 PM
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New Managers Picked For Civic Center

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New Managers Picked For Civic Center
2:57 PM EDT, March 21, 2007
By JEFFREY B. COHEN, The Hartford Courant The state today picked a partnership of downtown's largest property owner and a prominent sports and entertainment company to run the Hartford Civic Center through 2013.

But in dumping the current operator, Madison Square Garden, the immediate future of professional hockey in Hartford is uncertain.
http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc...headlines-home


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i gotcha..

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oh my I was THIS CLOSE to picking up a pack jersey. That's like 9 letters away from a potential waste of money!

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03-21-2007, 03:38 PM
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and so begins the "move the pack to brooklyn!" thread

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I think the Brooklyn Venue is too small for AHL Hockey. I believe it only holds two thousand. Can it be expanded to seven or eight thousand? I would love to see the Rangers farm team play locally. I also think it would benefit there development to practice at the Rangers Practice Center in Greenburgh. Benoit Allaire would be able to work with the goalie prospects on almost a daily basis. The other players would benefit having some coaching from the NHL coaches. Also its a great thing for a young player to see how a Shannahan or a Jagr goes about there business on a daily basis.

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03-21-2007, 04:25 PM
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What about the Nets arena when it opens?
Here's one, the CAA since the Devils are going, hey what's going to happen to that place after both tenants go, demolished?
It's only 25 years old.

I don't see why they'd leave Hartford, managment switched, that's the only reason, not a major one, and besides it's good to have a little buffer zone between your NHL and AHL farm team but to still be in a near market.

Hartford is close to New York and is primarly Rangers country but it's got enough space which allows the team some space.

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ummmmm there is no way the wolf pack could fill CAA.

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Well they'd leave Hartford because the owner of the team doesn't control the building and Larry wants an AHL team there while pursuing the NHL.

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In my wildest dreams, I'd love for the Westchester County Center to be demolished/updated to include a pro rink, and then have the pack play literally 30 minutes from the Garden.

Come to think of it, i remember that being loosely tossed around. Can anyone confirm?

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03-21-2007, 05:06 PM
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This is truely a sad day for Hartford hockey. We lose yet another hockey team. The CDA made a bad choice because not only will there be no hockey soon, but no big name events that MSG could bring in. Hartford, the Fading Star.

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ummmmm there is no way the wolf pack could fill CAA.
Aint bigger then Civic...

They shut down more then half the civic when the Wolf Packs were playing.

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Well the Pack had an excellent run in their 10 years in Hartford. They saw one championship and 10 consecutive playoff appearences. If a team THAT successful cannot stay in Hartford I doubt another minor league team will be there.

As for NHL, well if a franchise in turmoil relocated KC and Vegas look like the number 1 choices. However with the new CBA NHL hockey could survive in Hartford.

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Aint bigger then Civic...

They shut down more then half the civic when the Wolf Packs were playing.
would that be a profitable move for the CAA?

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It would be so huge if the Wolf Packs could play in NY. Imagine them having a lockerroom door to door with NYR in Rye, there is no reason why they wouldn't use the same practise facility, like Philly got with the Phantoms so close.

There would be so many advantages. So much easier for the coaching staff to keep an eye on the AHL team. So much easier for the AHL players to look out the NHL guys on a regular basis. Alliaere would be able to work allot more with both teams.

I think it would defenitly unite the organization even more, and there are allot of advantages.

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would that be a profitable move for the CAA?
Nah, maybe not. Though, wouldn't there be more people at the Broklyn Rangers games (or whatever they would be called), then there were watching the Wolf Packs in HFD? That couldn't have been all that profitable either, every time I saw them there there where around 3-4k in the arena. Recon atleast 7-8k would make it out to see the Baby Rangers playing in the CAA.

Though, what do I know, what do you guys think?

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This is truely a sad day for Hartford hockey. We lose yet another hockey team. The CDA made a bad choice because not only will there be no hockey soon, but no big name events that MSG could bring in. Hartford, the Fading Star.
actually hartford the FADED star....sorry guys

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It just doesn't seem like such a profitable venue such as CAA would want a small pee-wee franchise to move in. They could barely fill the place half way with an NHL team that won 3 cups in 9 years.

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Any one have Average attendance numbers for pack games. Also what is the cvic centers capacity? 18k?

I've seen lots of pack games that have been televised & IMO it always looks like thee could be no more than 2 or 3 thousand on an average basis, if they moved to Brooklyn that has a more "cozier" feel 2 or3 thousand would sell them out every night, hows that for a confidence boost, to play in front of a sell out crowd every night.

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There are plans on the table and going through approval for a huge complex out east on Long Island. A massive NASCAR track, a drag strip, a huge family center, a restaraunts, and a 7 or 8 thousand seat hockey rink. It would not be completed for a few years, but a potential future home for an AHL team I would think.

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There are plans on the table and going through approval for a huge complex out east on Long Island. A massive NASCAR track, a drag strip, a huge family center, a restaraunts, and a 7 or 8 thousand seat hockey rink. It would not be completed for a few years, but a potential future home for an AHL team I would think.

Nascar was trying to get approval for a track on Staten Island, my Father was on one of the commitees of local Business men lobbying for the Track, They flew him down to a race he got to watch it from Pitt row he was really into it. I on the other hand was very much against it, too mant Traffic & Logistics issues.Evantually the majority voice of the people won out and the deal was shot down.
I cant see how it would be any better for NASCAR on LI

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Hartford and the ECHL.......perfect together.

You know that Dolan will force the Pack to relocate. The city managers went against him. he will not tolerate that.

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