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08-21-2012, 11:49 AM
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I find it hard to believe that Regina and Saskatoon have the exact same number of people.

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08-21-2012, 11:57 AM
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I find it hard to believe that Regina and Saskatoon have the exact same number of people.
I think you missed the "around 200,000 people"...

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08-21-2012, 12:25 PM
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Actually, strictly from a business point of view, the Flames would be nuts to terminate their 10-year contract with the city of Abbotsford.



The Heat and by extension, the Flames organization, can't lose a single cent during the length of the agreement. It's an incredible deal.

On the flip side, it's from a purely optical point of view that selling makes sense. The team doesn't draw many fans and the city of Abbotsford hates the deal and is looking for a way out, a logical decision given how much money they've lost.
I agree with this opinion in that the deal we have there is incredible and the proximity and accessibly to Calgary is decent. However, I always thought the screwed Flames ownership group and King moved the team to Abbotsford knowing full well they might be able to sell the team and the rights...etc to the Nucks one day. As we all know the Flames ownership group are businessmen and they won't move the team unless two critical criteria are met; first it helps the parent club and second it makes monetary sense to move the team. So if Vancouver ponies up big bucks AND there is another viable home they'll move the team. A viable home is more of a critical piece here...I was thinking Phoenix with all the snow birds there...but they keep holding onto that NHL team for no good reason.

Okay maybe Las Vegas then...

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08-21-2012, 01:13 PM
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Saskatoon would be a good location based on demographics/economics. Wasn't there some quiet chatter about them looking for an NHL team even?

I'm not sure how well the Lethbridge Hurricanes sell tickets, I was there for 6 years and went to 1 game. I would have went more for AHL for sure, but I can't say I knew anyone that regualrly went to the games and most of my friends are diehard hockey fans.

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08-21-2012, 01:41 PM
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I find it hard to believe that Regina and Saskatoon have the exact same number of people.
Well, according to Statistics Canada...

Regina, population 193,100
Saskatoon, population 222,189

That puts them both around 200,000.

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Saskatoon would be a good location based on demographics/economics. Wasn't there some quiet chatter about them looking for an NHL team even?

I'm not sure how well the Lethbridge Hurricanes sell tickets, I was there for 6 years and went to 1 game. I would have went more for AHL for sure, but I can't say I knew anyone that regualrly went to the games and most of my friends are diehard hockey fans.
St. Louis Blues almost moved to Saskatoon many years ago - but the NHL stopped the move citing population as the main deterrent.

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08-21-2012, 01:46 PM
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Guys, whats all this with Leth or Regina? Clearly the logical choice would be to put the farm team in..... wait for it.....







Edmonton




But seriously Leth or Regina would be decent.
Pretty sure they've already got an AHL calibre team playing from that city

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08-21-2012, 04:58 PM
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Pretty sure they've already got an AHL calibre team playing from that city
The Oil Kings? Surely you can't be talking about that junior grade team, the Oilers?

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08-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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Guys, whats all this with Leth or Regina? Clearly the logical choice would be to put the farm team in..... wait for it.....







Atlanta




But seriously Leth or Regina would be decent.
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08-21-2012, 09:18 PM
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Well, according to Statistics Canada...

Regina, population 193,100
Saskatoon, population 222,189

That puts them both around 200,000.




St. Louis Blues almost moved to Saskatoon many years ago - but the NHL stopped the move citing population as the main deterrent.
Holy smokes. Here I was thinking Regina was waaay more populated than Saskatoon.

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08-22-2012, 06:13 PM
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I'll buy it. Move em to Atlanta, use the A.
Or maybe Airdrie

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Holy smokes. Here I was thinking Regina was waaay more populated than Saskatoon.
Me too, I always thought Regina was like 400,000 and Saskatoon was around 100,000.

Interesting.

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08-23-2012, 02:38 PM
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Me too, I always thought Regina was like 400,000 and Saskatoon was around 100,000.

Interesting.
Saskatoon is booming like calgary ten years ago. A lot of people are moving there right now.
I think the heat will not go where a WHL team already is though.

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08-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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It was a dumb idea to put our AHL team in BC, anyways.


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Saskatoon would be a good location based on demographics/economics.

I hope not. I hate the Roughriders too much to ever be able to cheer for a team from that province. lol.

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It was a dumb idea to put our AHL team in BC, anyways.





I hope not. I hate the Roughriders too much to ever be able to cheer for a team from that province. lol.
agreed.
I don't like the way tomorrow is setting up. Sask is do for a win. Last game was AWESOME!!

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08-25-2012, 11:42 PM
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I don't like the way tomorrow is setting up. Sask is do for a win. Last game was AWESOME!!


The sun just seems to shine a little brighter and warmer after a win over the Roughriders.


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08-26-2012, 12:55 AM
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Me too, I always thought Regina was like 400,000 and Saskatoon was around 100,000.

Interesting.
Excellent. I have educated the masses on the population of the two biggest cities in Saskatchewan.


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08-26-2012, 01:32 AM
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The Riders and Stamps are my 2 favorite teams. I "slightly" favor the Stamps when the 2 teams go head to head, but there have been many times where I find myself pulling for the Riders depending on how the game is playing played.

There's no question that the Riders have the best fans in the CFL, I think moving our farm team to either of SK's 2 major cities would be a good move.

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