View Full Version : NHL: Penguins future in Pittsburgh in doubt...

12-21-2006, 01:05 PM
:tantrum: :fire: :boohoo:


12-21-2006, 02:11 PM
They are out of there and it is SAD. The have a rich history and great fans but unless they gte a new building it's over.

This is a carbon copy of the Quebec situation. Great young team right on the brink of breaking out. Where ever they end up, regardless of it being a hockey market or not, it will be a HUGE success because they are going to win and win big right away.

Remember, no one thought Colorado would be a sucess, they sold out for 10 straight years. Would that have happened if they were an expansion team? I highly doubt it.

Where do I want them to go? I want them to stay in Pittsburgh but since they are gone I want them in Southern Ontario (St. Catherines/Waterloo). they would be out of the Leafs/Sabres sphere of influence, the population base is huge and unserviced by the Leafs and it is already hockey mad. It would be HUGE.

I don't think Winnepeg is an option because of the lack of a large corperate base to support the team and fund the expansion of their new building.

If Canada is not an option then I want them in Seattle. It all depends on the political will of the people of Washington. They are voting on a building for the Sonics in a few weeks (I think) and if they get it they will need another tenant. Seattle is already a hockey market, it would add another West Coast team (something that is needed) and it would have instant rivalries with Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary (not to mention the California teams).

I get the feeling they will end up in K.C. though. Yes, K.C. already was a failed market (like Colorado) but they have a new building and like I said, the team is instanly marketable and will win.

I DO NOT want them in Oklahoma City. What league wants their best player, the future face of the league and his ascending team that could go on a run for a few Cups in the hockey hot bed of Oklahoma City?

I'm still hoping they stay in Pittsburgh but it looks bleak.

12-21-2006, 03:26 PM
The Kansas City Penguins has a nice ring to it, ,,,that's where Barry Melrose said they might be going last night on ESPN.

12-21-2006, 04:31 PM
KC has a brand new facility that just opened last year so thats why KC is the front runner....id love to see the HArtford Whalers back....or move them to Vegas

12-21-2006, 04:48 PM
This is really killing me. If they move, I'll be pissed because it'll be much more difficult to see my Pens in person. (Currently about a hour drive)

I'm just now beginning to understand the pain that people go through when they face the prospect of their team leaving. (ie: Winnipeg, Minnesota ... )

Crushing blow ... chest pains ... WHYYY????????

12-21-2006, 04:53 PM
hmm i dont recall seeing ya post in our NHL thread..........

12-21-2006, 06:45 PM



12-21-2006, 06:54 PM
If they do move I don't want to see them in the South or a Mid-West city that does not care or know anything about hockey. For instance the Champion Carolina Hurricanes had to run the such rules as icing on there jumbotron to help the fans out. I'd love to see them move into Canada. Although I don't think St. Catherines would fly with the Sabres or the Leafs. I think they'll end up in Kansas City but if they stay in the United States moving to Vegas I think would bring alot of new fans into the league. Although i'd suspect something similar to the Maloof's deal with the NBA would have to be worked out.

12-21-2006, 07:32 PM



someone drew up a new logo which i kinda like


01-03-2007, 02:18 PM
There is still a prayer of staying in Pittsburgh ... (long shot, but still a shot)

Looks like KC though... :boohoo:

01-03-2007, 02:27 PM



OMG NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No offense to Winnipeg, but faced with the prospect of my beloved Penguins being re-named (shudder) the "Jets" ... ARRGH!!! 'Tis truly a situation too horrible to consider.

King Felix
01-03-2007, 10:26 PM
they should come to portland.........portland needs another pro-team

01-04-2007, 01:09 AM
I have faith as a Penguin fan that they'll stay in Pittsburgh, Lemieux and Burkle are meeting with state officials today. Hopefully, something is worked out. For the best.


01-04-2007, 02:47 PM

01-04-2007, 04:15 PM
KC has offered the use of their arena rent free if the Pens move there

01-05-2007, 11:15 AM
KC has offered the use of their arena rent free if the Pens move there

(droops lower into chair)
Yeah, I know.

...still hoping that Lemieux is using this situation as leverage to get the new arena in Pittsburgh ... he met with city, state, and county officials on a "new improved Plan B" ... whatever that means.

01-05-2007, 02:02 PM
saw pics of the arena in KC and itll be pretty sweet when it opens

01-06-2007, 02:16 AM
Didn't Jean Claude Van Damme save the Vice President's life at a Penguin's game? :wink:

01-06-2007, 08:18 PM
Didn't Jean Claude Van Damme save the Vice President's life at a Penguin's game? :wink:

lmao....that movie was so awesome that they couldn't even show footage from a live hockey game and instead used film on a screen to make it show like Van Damme and his son were watching the game.


If the Penguins move i'd love to see them go to KC or somewhere out west because....having Sydney Crosby beat the ever loving crap out of my Flyers 7 times a year just isn't something i want to experience for the next 20 years.