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Where should the Baby Leafs play?

View Poll Results: Where should the Baby Leafs play?
St. John's 22 41.51%
Toronto 15 28.30%
Move out of St. John's, but not to Toronto. 16 30.19%
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03-25-2004, 09:51 AM
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I hear Albany, NY is looking for a team.

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03-25-2004, 09:52 AM
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I'd like to see them stay in St. John's.

But if they had to move somewhere, bring them back to St. Catharines!!!
I used to go to a lot of those Saints games...Val James, now there was an enforcer.

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Leave them where they are. Sure, the travel is crap for them, but they've got a fan base second to none as opposed to what they'd have elsewhere and they're playing in a great stadium. It'd be a shame to take it away from the people out East who have supported the team from the day it arrived. Don't fool yourselves into believing they'd get the same support if they moved into the GTA or surrounding area.

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03-25-2004, 10:05 AM
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Hersey Center in Mississauga.
The Ice Dogs might have something to say about that. Especially seeing as how they've turned it around, with a good team, new investors (including Pronger) and a growing fan base.

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03-25-2004, 10:10 AM
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03-25-2004, 10:46 AM
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everyone wants the baby leafs in their hometown. there is a two year extension in place, its just waiting to be announced.

they wouldn't do much better in ricoh then the roadrunners are doing. a few extra people would go to a few extra games. that's all. besides, the roadrunners are going to stay there for a few more years at least. then there's the issue of territorial rights within the ahl. moving them to toronto isn't an option unless a lot of things change quickly.

mississauga, brampton, london, windsor all have ohl teams, so they are not options.

the fact is they won't find anywhere better then st.john's. the building is the best in the ahl and the fans are knowledgeable and apply the right amount of pressure. its a safe city where the players are admired and looked up to. they are treated like gods by the people and the sjml's organization. the travel schedule isn't nearly as bad as the leafs brass says it is (they're just using that now as a bargaining tool). the travel is much better now then it was years ago when the team was successful.

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03-25-2004, 10:52 AM
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Why do we have the Oilers' farm team in Toronto? We should call our AHL team the Toronto St. Pat's, and have them play in Ricoh if they can draw at least the same as St. John's or the Roadrunners do.

Trouble is, our farm team hasn't been particularly good for a while. Hopefully we start really scoring with the draft.

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03-25-2004, 11:04 AM
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I wonder, what would be the reaction if we had our AHL team in Edmonton... ?

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03-25-2004, 11:08 AM
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Just move them over to St. John, N.B....save money on shirts.
There's a reason the Flames left. Support was great for a couple of years, and when they won the league, but pretty brutal the last year here.

And it's Saint John, btw.

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What about Sarnia? I think that would be a cool location for the baby leafs and cut down on the travel and the expenses that it currently costs to run oprations on the rock. Plus callups would only be a hands reach away.

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Ideally, out of St. John's. I think the Flyers have it right with the Phantoms, but since the Roadrunners are in Toronto, they should move them to Ontario around the GTA.

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We do??? Honestly, i don't care if they move as long as we get a team back (Q?)
The baby leafs suck because the Parent club has traded away every single future asset(Picks or prospects).
ie. Boyes
1st in 03
Kondratiev(don't really care cause he sucks imo)
Stajan on the fourth line in Tor when he could be our leading scorer gettin 20+mins.

Its not looking great in a few years cause they traded away
this years 1st and 2nd
immonen

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In all seriousness why not Brampton or Mississauga
Definitely Brampton! I'd be a season ticket holder if that were the case as I live there. Anyway I voted for St Johns because we know what the economy is like in NLFD. They have the highest unemployment rate in Canada and if they move, all jobs would be lost and the people out there love the Baby Leafs so keep them out there.

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halifax? they have already failed with the ahl and their qmjhl team is booming. doesn't make any sense. you couldn't pay them enough to take the leafs farm team.

none of this makes any sense. they cannot move to a city that has a junior team already. if they aren't moving to toronto, there's no point in moving them out of st.john's.

moot point anyways, the deal is done to keep them in st.john's and we can talk about this again in 3 years.

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03-25-2004, 07:23 PM
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Southern Ontario has a hard enough time supporting OHL hockey. I used to live in Missassauga and they had a hard time getting 1500 people out on a Friday night. AHL is a mafor deal out here. But in southern Ontario it would be a major bust. I don't understand why people would want to take the Leafs out of St. John's. The Baby Leafs are doing very well here. So if it is not broke why fix it.

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03-25-2004, 07:55 PM
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move them back to st catherines

ignore the reason they were moved from the GTA

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I voted to keep them in St. John's. The fans there are hockey crazy and they love the Baby Leafs. It would absolutly kill the community if they lose the Leafs.

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I voted to keep them in St. John's. The fans there are hockey crazy and they love the Baby Leafs. It would absolutly kill the community if they lose the Leafs.
I bet it would also leave sour taste in many fans on the east coast if the Leafs moved them out of St. John's. I would still love the Leafs but I would lose a lot of respect for the coldness of the organization. Toronto needs to keep its roots spread out, they are Canada's team after all. Besides you guys have the real Leafs at an easy driving distance from pretty much any part of southern ontario. Plus their is tons of OHL and AHL hockey already available. Remember this is the only pro hockey on the east coast of Canada. I don't see any major financial dificulties in the next ten years keeping the team here. We support the Baby Leafs win or lose.

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Southern Ontario has a hard enough time supporting OHL hockey. I used to live in Missassauga and they had a hard time getting 1500 people out on a Friday night. AHL is a mafor deal out here. But in southern Ontario it would be a major bust. I don't understand why people would want to take the Leafs out of St. John's. The Baby Leafs are doing very well here. So if it is not broke why fix it.
Do you have any idea what you're talking about?? Kitchener usually gets ~6,000 people to a game. London sells out their 9,500 seat arena fairly frequently, and Guelph, Windsor and Sarnia all do quite well too.

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Do you have any idea what you're talking about?? Kitchener usually gets ~6,000 people to a game. London sells out their 9,500 seat arena fairly frequently, and Guelph, Windsor and Sarnia all do quite well too.
You totaly missed my point. My point is Southern Ontario has hockey comming out of their ying yang. Why do they need to be greedy. I know junior hockey does very well in those areas so why would they need the AHL. But in areas like Mississauga and Brampton and Toronto, they don't get good support. The St. John's Leaf's is all thats out here and it is doing pretty good to boot. Add up the AHL NHL and OHL teams in a 100 mile radius around Toronto and you will see just how much good quality hockey is available.

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Niagara Falls.

little over an hour drive from T.O. less than 45 minutes from Hamilton and the fans have other attractions(Casino + reasonable priced Off season Hotels) to persuade them to make the trip.

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Niagara Falls.

little over an hour drive from T.O. less than 45 minutes from Hamilton and the fans have other attractions(Casino + reasonable priced Off season Hotels) to persuade them to make the trip.
Why would Niagra Falls need one. They can go watch NHL in Buffalo or AHL in Hamilton or even their own Niagra Falls Thunder.

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