Alright, so it hasnt been announced officially but its pretty much done...
So what you're saying is, much like my "spidey senses" are saying to me it's Syracuse and the Panthers affiliation with the Solar Bears, yours are telling you we're as good as gone from Norfolk, right?
Yep... you're right. Please substitute "nepOtism" with "associations", or how about "partnerships".
better yet, "cronyism".
That's not how you build the best team in the world.
If it wasn't for the Tampa Bay Lightning playing at the Amway Center, the SB owners wouldn't have gone ahead and bought a team, but, perhaps I am getting ahead of myself. I'm surprised how much I want the Lightning to affiliate with the Bear. Ideally, both the Panthers and Lightning will affiliate with them, as the Everblades will do fine without either of them.
The Lightning run their hockey camps in Tampa and Orlando at the RDV (where this affiliation(s) is going to be announced). Not going with the Lightning doesn't make any ****ing sense for either team.
Then again, a possibility may be that they'll announce 'one' of the NHL/AHL affiliations.
Last edited by Felonious Python: 05-09-2012 at 05:55 PM.
So that's who head exploded, just kidding. Totally out of left field, but I got the AHL affiliate right though. Was thinking the Aeros since they did not have an ECHL team, but realized that they are owned by the Wild, meaning it had to be a package deal. Now it's official. Old foe, new ally! I still remember 1999 Houston, you owe us.
Plus their tagline seem to fit: Out of hibernation and into the Wild.