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how long until the echl will have 31 teams and where you put the teams?

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05-25-2017, 03:47 PM
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Are you an Adirondack Hockey Expert? Do you just hate Adirondack for some reason? Do you even live up here in GF? Adirondack will be fine, nuff said...
Not enough said.... They should have let Schermerhorn bring in the ECHL franchise years ago. They said thanks but no thanks then, fast forward to know and there are struggles to keep things going, hows that for Nuff said!

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I'd like the ECHL to place a team in Dayton or Youngstown so that the Jackets can have a local affiliate...disappointed that Cincy went with the Sabres, not the kind of news the Jackets needed after yet another first round exit at the hands of the Pens.

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I'd like the ECHL to place a team in Dayton or Youngstown so that the Jackets can have a local affiliate...disappointed that Cincy went with the Sabres, not the kind of news the Jackets needed after yet another first round exit at the hands of the Pens.
Columbus could have affiliated with Cincy had they wanted to.

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I'd like the ECHL to place a team in Dayton or Youngstown so that the Jackets can have a local affiliate...disappointed that Cincy went with the Sabres, not the kind of news the Jackets needed after yet another first round exit at the hands of the Pens.
It's not about the ECHL placing a team there -- it's about an owner buying an ECHL membership and placing it there.

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I'd like the ECHL to place a team in Dayton or Youngstown so that the Jackets can have a local affiliate...disappointed that Cincy went with the Sabres, not the kind of news the Jackets needed after yet another first round exit at the hands of the Pens.
rumblings are Buffalo uses the E more so than the Blue Jackets do, and the roster limitations the E has in place prospect-wise, are more of an issue....

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It would not shock me if the Sens are interested in co owning or 100% a team and having it based out of Eastern Ontario maybe Kingston.
I agree with several on here that Cornwall would be a better fit. I could even see a world where Cornwall would get Belleville's AHL team following a few token years, with Belleville getting its old Bulls OHL team back. Cornwall should be ripe for CHL expansion/relocation, but its complicated history with the Q (where this version of the Royals has a rich history) and the O (where it didn't, and would be small potatoes - and longer travel, if it went back) means it probably won't get either. Add in the fact a Q team won't happen b/c its in O player territory and its best to consider this market prime AHL/ECHL territory...
...decent rink, close to Laval and a possible Trois Rivieres team ...


On to this fun hypothetical discussion. I've long thought a small four- team division involving Alaska, Prince George BC, Dawson Creek BC and Grande Prairie AB might work.
These centres are too small for AHL, and the WHL won't expand into this area.
Now this idea is far-fetched, moreso now that Western North America isn't represented anymore in the ECHL....but just for fun...

-These would be the three closest rivals Alaska would ever had have.
-For PG, travel to its 2 closest rivals would be closer than it currently is in the WHL with the Cougars.
-This idea was conceived before the Cougars ownership started taking things seriously, and so they had poor attendnace, I figured a league change may help revitalize that.
-Dawson Creek may seem too small, but for some reason the town built a recently built a rink that would work.
-Grande Prairie also has a suitable sized rink.
-This area has some money (surprising, maybe, to some).
-PG (Canucks affiliate), Dawson Creek (Flames), GP (Oilers), Alaska (hypothetical Seattle NHL affiliate - direct flights!)

...thoughts??...never happen eh

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rumblings are Buffalo uses the E more so than the Blue Jackets do, and the roster limitations the E has in place prospect-wise, are more of an issue....
Buffalo is a horrible affiliate. They did very little when having Elmira.

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Not enough said.... They should have let Schermerhorn bring in the ECHL franchise years ago. They said thanks but no thanks then, fast forward to know and there are struggles to keep things going, hows that for Nuff said!
Too bad Steve Levy and Barry Melrose got a rotten deal in Adirondack.

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05-29-2017, 04:06 PM
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Too bad Steve Levy and Barry Melrose got a rotten deal in Adirondack.
The city and Adirondack fan base IMO really didn't do right by Barry and Steve. They brought a solid organization to the people of the North County of Upstate NY. They had a very competitive team, they had a cool name and logo in the Adirondack Frostbite, and the team was very well coached until his unfortunate and untimely passing. They brought the UHL All Star game to that city which was a sold out affair, by comparison the ECHL All Star event last winter wasn't even a sell out by nearly 1000 less fans. Barry allegedly angered 'The AHL or nothing" fans and city fathers when he made the statement the AHL outgrew Glens Falls, which it did. The AHL Phantoms and Flames tenure was temporary, fans knew that but didn't want to accept it. Schermerhorn wanted to buy the arena, had an ECHL franchise already locked up, and had the personal capital to make professional hockey work. City Fathers yet again said thanks for your interest, but no thank you...

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