The one area it helps is travel. Yes itís only 1000km closer to Edm than Springfield, but that only comes into play about 1/2 the season when weíre here in western Canada (~47 games), itís a hell of a lot closer to the American teams in the west.
The one area it helps is travel. Yes it’s only 1000km closer to Edm than Springfield, but that only comes into play about 1/2 the season when we’re here in western Canada (~47 games), it’s a hell of a lot closer to the American teams in the west.
Oklahoma City is pretty much just right smack in the middle of the States. It's closer to basically everywhere but Detroit, Chicago, Columbus and the Eastern teams.
To Springfield: 4,132 km
To Oklahoma City: 3,059 km
To Springfield: 1,885 mi
To Oklahoma City: 674 mi
To Springfield: 1,467 mi
To Oklahoma City: 949 mi
To Springfield: 3,020 mi
To Oklahoma City: 1,452 mi
To Springfield: 1,698 mi
To Oklahoma City: 208 mi
To Springfield: 634 mi
To Oklahoma City: 1,051 mi
To Springfield: 1,037 mi
To Oklahoma City: 677 mi
I did this quickly using google maps so excuse any obvious mistakes that I may be missing.
why was it moved? Springfield never wasn't good enough?
If you read the rest of this thread. You will see there are other reasons involved. Including the fact the Oilers have been paying the AHL every year to keep their dormant Roadrunners AHL franchise alive. They have been looking for years (since the lockout really) for a good place to re-activate the AHL franchise they own. They finally found that place under the right conditions in OKC.
They did not own the Springfield team if that is what you might be thinking?
Yeah that one of my faves (among the rumoured names) as well.
I like the Oil Barons as well but I can certainly understand if the locals might not want Oil in the name. Due to their old long time CHL rivalry. The 89ers is alright too though it reminds me of a basketball team name living near Philly.