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06-26-2013, 09:50 PM
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Plattner, who became the Shark's representative to the NHL Board of Governors after buying the rest of business in January, sounds committed to making the entire Sharks family a business and sports champion for the long haul. Should he succeed in doing so, he would become the first owner and operator of a healthy, sustainable pro sports franchise for Worcester.
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In the weeks since Plattner took over sole control, signs of a major shake-up within the Sharks organization have become readily evident. Last month, Mike Lehr, president and CEO of the Worcester team and executive vice president of development for the parent organization, stepped down. Lehr was joined at that time by both CFO Charlie Faas and Malcolm Bordelon, also an executive vice president of business development. Earlier this month, John Tortora, general counsel of the Sharks organization, was named to the new post of COO. The Sharks reportedly stated at the time that they had “approved a new organizational model designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its business and hockey operations."

So far, only the Sharks organization in San Jose has commented for this article. Scot Emmert, director of media relations, says of Plattner’s recent acquisition of all Sharks shares, ““As far as for the goals of the Sharks organization, none of that has changed. He has just taken more of a prominent role in the organization.” Regarding the fate of the Worcester Sharks, Emmert says, “As of today, I wouldn’t think [Plattner] really means do anything” different with the local team.

Asked whether Sharks officials plan to visit Worcester later this summer, Emmert responds, “Not that I’ve been made aware of.” He also says he’s “not sure” of the next time they will stop here.

That said, Eric Lindquist, director of public relations and broadcasting for the Worcester Sharks, reports that “Sharks brass” will meet with local team officials this Friday, June 28. “We would be more than happy to speak with you next Monday,” he adds.

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Mike Mudd has stepped down as President of the WorSharks.

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Mike Mudd has stepped down as President of the WorSharks.
That's not good...definitely not the person I was hoping would leave the org.

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Did he leave of his own accord or did SJ force him out?

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I know we got a new 3 year lease, but either it'll be broke or the Sharks will be out of Worcester after the lease. Worcester has lost all of their biggest cheerleaders which have a direct voice to San Jose. Lehr, Mudd, Faas, Bordelon. Nobody else on the business side probably couldn't locate Worcester on a map.

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06-28-2013, 06:30 PM
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Did he leave of his own accord or did SJ force him out?
Officially he resigned...but there is no doubt he was fired.

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Officially he resigned...but there is no doubt he was fired.
Damn. Any thoughts as to why?

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Damn. Any thoughts as to why?
If you read what Speed wrote, it sounds like they may be moving the team.

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If you read what Speed wrote, it sounds like they may be moving the team.
And they forced anyone vocal about wanting to stay in Worcester out?

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And they forced anyone vocal about wanting to stay in Worcester out?
Signs point to that...

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06-28-2013, 07:23 PM
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Hasso doesn't know what he's doing. I can't wait for the Sharks to trade Niemi and sign Kolzig and Greiss. He'll order Thornton and Marleau be traded for Marcel Goc. Ehrhoff and Seidenberg will be our new top pairing. He'll appoint himself as GM soon I'm sure.

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06-28-2013, 10:55 PM
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So which team draws more, the W Sharks or the Bulls?

Wonder if moving the W Sharks to the Bay area would work, not sure their is room for both the Bulls and Baby Sharks.

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So which team draws more, the W Sharks or the Bulls?

Wonder if moving the W Sharks to the Bay area would work, not sure their is room for both the Bulls and Baby Sharks.
It wouldn't work if they wanted any opponents to play against.....

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Wonder if moving the W Sharks to the Bay area would work, not sure their is room for both the Bulls and Baby Sharks.
I'm not 100% certain on this one, but I believe the western-most AHL team is Texas (Dallas' AHL team). I highly doubt they'd put an AHL team in the Bay Area.

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I'm not 100% certain on this one, but I believe the western-most AHL team is Texas (Dallas' AHL team). I highly doubt they'd put an AHL team in the Bay Area.
It's actually the Abbotsford Heat, they're in British Colombia. If they did somehow manage to put a team in the Bay Area they would probably have a similar schedule.

http://www.abbotsfordheat.com/schedule/?act[v]=list

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“This was not performance-related,” Tortora said of the decision to not retain Mudd. “We decided as an organization that we didn’t need the position of president of our minor league team, and that in doing this we could enhance the communication between San Jose and Worcester.”

While he will not be at the DCU Center on a daily basis, Tortora plans to remain closely connected to operations in Worcester. He added that he thinks the day-to-day details of running the Sharks can be handled well by executives currently in place such as public relations and broadcasting director Eric Lindquist, director of business and community development Mike Myers and sales and marketing director Suzanne DeGeorge.

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06-29-2013, 07:39 AM
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So which team draws more, the W Sharks or the Bulls?

Wonder if moving the W Sharks to the Bay area would work, not sure their is room for both the Bulls and Baby Sharks.
The WorSharks travel to the vast majority of their games by bus (only flew to St John's this season) and as such spent less than 10 nights in hotel rooms this season. What that means is significantly more practice time because they're traveling a lot less. Hohosaregood mentioned Abbotsford and is correct in saying it's the farthest outpost franchise in the AHL. A Bay Area team would have exact same type of schedule.

By rule any day a team flies they cannot practice, so looking at the two schedules is eye opening to what an outpost franchise had to deal with:

October (18 days)
Abbotsford: 7 games, 2 flights (2 travel days), 4 hotel nights
WorSharks: 7 games, 2 day long bus trips (2 travel days), 4 hotel nights.

Pretty even, huh? Well, not for long.

November (30 days)
Abbotsford: 12 games, 4 flights, 10 hotel nights
WorSharks: 12 games, 0 travel days, 0 hotel nights

December (27 days + holiday break)
Abbotsford: 13 games, 6 flights, 14 hotel nights
WorSharks: 12 games, 0 travel days, 0 hotel nights

I could go on, but folks should start to get the idea here. In just three months of the season Worcester had a minimum of 10 extra days of practice and 24 more nights sleeping in their own beds, which any minor league coach will tell you reduces fatigue.

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06-29-2013, 09:22 AM
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The WorSharks travel to the vast majority of their games by bus (only flew to St John's this season) and as such spent less than 10 nights in hotel rooms this season. What that means is significantly more practice time because they're traveling a lot less. Hohosaregood mentioned Abbotsford and is correct in saying it's the farthest outpost franchise in the AHL. A Bay Area team would have exact same type of schedule.

By rule any day a team flies they cannot practice, so looking at the two schedules is eye opening to what an outpost franchise had to deal with:

October (18 days)
Abbotsford: 7 games, 2 flights (2 travel days), 4 hotel nights
WorSharks: 7 games, 2 day long bus trips (2 travel days), 4 hotel nights.

Pretty even, huh? Well, not for long.

November (30 days)
Abbotsford: 12 games, 4 flights, 10 hotel nights
WorSharks: 12 games, 0 travel days, 0 hotel nights

December (27 days + holiday break)
Abbotsford: 13 games, 6 flights, 14 hotel nights
WorSharks: 12 games, 0 travel days, 0 hotel nights

I could go on, but folks should start to get the idea here. In just three months of the season Worcester had a minimum of 10 extra days of practice and 24 more nights sleeping in their own beds, which any minor league coach will tell you reduces fatigue.
Development players would benefit from the extra practice, as well as sleep.

So what other cities in the North East could handle an AHL team?

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Development players would benefit from the extra practice, as well as sleep.

So what other cities in the North East could handle an AHL team?
I really don't mean to sound rude here but I don't think 210 (or speed) have really thought about, or care really, what other location might be able to handle the team that may be relocating away from them.

Also, depending on the cost to break the lease this may not be happening for a couple more years.

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So what other cities in the North East could handle an AHL team?
Well, given that this is Plattner, I'm guessing he's looking at Germantown, MD.
It's just outside D.C.

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wow that sucks for you woostah based guys. i wouldnt complain if i could watch our AHL team live in the bay, but doubt it would move all the way out here.

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Just for the sake of accuracy, my notes say the WorSharks spent 12 nights last season in hotel rooms...I forgot about the 11am EST start in Bridgeport where they went down the day before and they went to Wilkes-Barre a day early too.

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Just a guess 210, but I would suspect that the affiliate wouldn't move west unless there was an en masse move by 4 or 5 affiliates across the country. Essentially suck up the ECHL sites in California. At one point that seemed to be a pie in the sky notion for some hockey people out this way.

At least Texas has 3 teams plus OKC to cut the travel a bit. A while back SLC was hung out to dry being a lone outpost.

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Just a guess 210, but I would suspect that the affiliate wouldn't move west unless there was an en masse move by 4 or 5 affiliates across the country. Essentially suck up the ECHL sites in California. At one point that seemed to be a pie in the sky notion for some hockey people out this way.

At least Texas has 3 teams plus OKC to cut the travel a bit. A while back SLC was hung out to dry being a lone outpost.
I know they aren't moving to become an outpost...you can bet everything you own on that. But there are plenty of other places they could move to.

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