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01-15-2012, 06:56 PM
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Relocation rumors

I stole this from another board but has anyone heard any rumors of relocation for any teams I know its been quiet on PEI so far but is there any whispers yet?

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01-15-2012, 09:32 PM
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I stole this from another board but has anyone heard any rumors of relocation for any teams I know its been quiet on PEI so far but is there any whispers yet?
No but l love this thread !!!!

Last years was funny !

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01-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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Go Trois-Rivières! I look forward to going back to Trois-Rivières for an Olympiques game, almost as much as I'm looking forward to going to Sherbrooke.

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That time of the year again eh...I heard Lewiston Maine is looking for a team

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01-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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That time of the year again eh...I heard Lewiston Maine is looking for a team
Lmao, I hear that Baie-Comeau is willing to sell !

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01-16-2012, 07:20 PM
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realistically what markets are there that the Q could re-locate to?

Fredericton - UNB owns the rink and they dont want another team
Summerside - too close to Charlottetown (2 Island teams prob wont work)
Corner Brook - has an arena and no competition, but would travel kill them?
Trois Rivieres - old small rink, too close to Shawinigan?
No where really in Nova Scotia, anywhere else in Quebec with a big enough arena/population? And would the league really want to go back to the States?

With the league wanting to get more US kids in the league you would think they would want a couple US teams to help with that, and Lewiston was the ideal market to start with but with no other US teams for rivals it hurt them.

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I just looked at corner brooks arena and that is an amazing arena but your right the cost wouldnt work with only 1 nfld team I dont know of any teams looking to move maybe Bathurst I think the attendance in PEI is slowly growing our weekend games have been prety good since first of december and we are a last place team finally rebuilding so I think we will see the attendance back some nothing like it was in our first couple yrs but I can see us averaging 2500 easy in a yr or 2 if the rebuild stays on track

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01-16-2012, 08:10 PM
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Boisbriand's success will finally wake those dinosaurs up... no more Verdun but more Montreal north/south shore teams. And NOT Laval.

South shore = Boucherville
North shore = Repentigny

Repentigny and Boisbriand are far enough that one wouldn't steal the other's fanbase. Montrealers would also be 20 mins max from either the Boucherville or the Repentigny team... $$$$$

I don't think there are rinks in Boucherville or Repentigny though. Get on it! Boisbriand's success speaks for itself... a bunch of wealthy Québécois families with nothing to do in the Winter = Let's go see some exciting junior hockey!

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Montreal should have a team, legit the Q should have 24 teams.


Add teams in:

Trois Rivieres
Montreal
Laval
St.Johns
Vermont
Maine (give it another go)

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Montreal should have a team, legit the Q should have 24 teams.


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Maine (give it another go)
I'd like to see the first three, I think that Saint John's might be a flop though. They didn't really care for the Fog Devils, and that was when there wasn't AHL hockey there. The travel would be awful too. Trois-Rivières needs a team back though. And bring back the Éperviers! Sorel's arena (Colisée Cardin) is apparently one of the best arenas in Québec without a major (i.e. QMJHL or NHL) tenant.

My issue with American teams is that I don't see there being two, and having one is just sort of annoying. I know that this isn't that big of a deal, but everyone is going to have to get passports (and visas for the Euro players) all to accommodate one team. It just seems easier to keep it a Québec/Maritime league.

What about places like Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield? If it isn't too close to Boisbriand, and if they figured out getting a new arena, we could even look at making a return to Saint-Jérôme. I really can't think of anywhere else in Québec, save for more Montréal area teams. I'm not sure that Greater-Québec would be a good idea (i.e. Beauport).

There's certainly always Cornwall too, but that has issues of its own.

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Is Centre Lacroix-Dutil in Saint-George recent enough to support a hockey team in Beauce?

The team could be called Les Jarrets noirs.

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01-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Montreal should have a team, I forgot about the ice caps.


I think if the team played out of the bell center it would work well.

Sorel, Trois Rivieres and even Vaudreul could have teams.

The pop in Vaudreuil is only going up.

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Montreal should have a team, I forgot about the ice caps.


I think if the team played out of the bell center it would work well.

Sorel, Trois Rivieres and even Vaudreul could have teams.

The pop in Vaudreuil is only going up.
While i would like to see a team in Montreal as for the Bell Centre no i don't think that would work they need a very small arena 4500 seats say right downtown.

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While i would like to see a team in Montreal as for the Bell Centre no i don't think that would work they need a very small arena 4500 seats say right downtown.
I don't see why they would need a small rink, I think the bell center works.

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I don't see why they would need a small rink, I think the bell center works.
It didnt work with the Rocket....500 people in a 22000 seat rink doesnt give off very good ambiance...

Having a jr team in a 22000 seat rink is dumb...also Montreal isnt a hockey town, its a habs town...

The Q will continue trying to make it work in MTL but after 5-6 tries I think they should give it up....

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01-17-2012, 05:56 PM
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It didnt work with the Rocket....500 people in a 22000 seat rink doesnt give off very good ambiance...

Having a jr team in a 22000 seat rink is dumb...also Montreal isnt a hockey town, its a habs town...

The Q will continue trying to make it work in MTL but after 5-6 tries I
think they should give it up....

It can work here, it did in Verdun, it needs to be accessible.

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It can work here, it did in Verdun, it needs to be accessible.
Places like Repentigny and Vaudreiul i wouldnt have an issue with...but playing out of the Bell Centre wont work...

BLB is working because its far enough away as to make it a community team...the community is supporting it...in Montreal they wouldnt get that support.

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Places like Repentigny and Vaudreiul i wouldnt have an issue with...but playing out of the Bell Centre wont work...

BLB is working because its far enough away as to make it a community team...the community is supporting it...in Montreal they wouldnt get that support.


They had decent support with an idiot owner and ridiculous prices.

Vaudreuil will have a team one day, the have to build a rink but the population is on the rise and people will go see that team play because it would be the only attraction there.


I don't know what rink the Mustangs play in maybe that's suitable ?


BLB is a good market cause there's not much to do.

I think the league can support 24 teams easily, its a question if putting them in the right places.

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They had decent support with an idiot owner and ridiculous prices.

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BLB is a good market cause there's not much to do.
On that note, I wonder if we're going to see the price of those grey seats drop in a couple of years...

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I think the league can support 24 teams easily, its a question if putting them in the right places.
20 anyway...

Let's go with what we have now (including Sherbrooke), and add in Trois-Rivières and Sorel.

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How about either

West Central Maritime
Gatineau Drummondville Rimouski
Val-d'Or Victoriaville Bathurst
Rouyn-Noranda Trois-Rivières Moncton
Boisbriand Shawinigan Saint John
Longueuil Québec PEI
Sherbrooke Chicoutimi Cape Breton
Sorel Baie-Comeau Halifax

or

West Central East Maritime
Gatineau Sorel Québec Moncton
Val-d'Or Drummondville Chicoutimi Saint John
Rouyn-Noranda Victoriaville Baie-Comeau PEI
Boisbriand Trois-Rivières Rimouski Cape Breton
Sherbrooke Shawinigan Bathurst Halifax

?

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Theres not enough quality players to field 20 teams let alone 24...

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Theres not enough quality players to field 20 teams let alone 24...
Well that's easily solved - have another import or two per team.

(Yes, I realise that doing that isn't as simple as I'm making it seem)

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How about either

West Central Maritime
Gatineau Drummondville Rimouski
Val-d'Or Victoriaville Bathurst
Rouyn-Noranda Trois-Rivières Moncton
Boisbriand Shawinigan Saint John
Longueuil Québec PEI
Sherbrooke Chicoutimi Cape Breton
Sorel Baie-Comeau Halifax

or

West Central East Maritime
Gatineau Sorel Québec Moncton
Val-d'Or Drummondville Chicoutimi Saint John
Rouyn-Noranda Victoriaville Baie-Comeau PEI
Boisbriand Trois-Rivières Rimouski Cape Breton
Sherbrooke Shawinigan Bathurst Halifax

?
Rimouski in the maritimes...

NOT

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Theres not enough quality players to field 20 teams let alone 24...
Barely enough for 17 team so its beyond ridiculous to have 24 team...

Boucherville & La prairie (south shore) have been rumored has possible destination. Sorel could be an option. Trois Rivieres wont work or it would kill shawinigan

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More teams=More talent.


More players would get a shot, obviously at 1st yes it would be very hard, but with Atlantic hockey improving, it can work.

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