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Ricky_Fan34
05-20-2011, 12:24 AM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=563305

Great news for the NHL. I've always felt there is too few Canadian teams. Besides, it's not like Atlanta really needed a hockey franchise. Guarantee they'll be enjoyed much more in Winnipeg.

CedarPhin
05-20-2011, 12:27 AM
****ing awesome. Bring back the Whalers and we'll be set.

Ricky_Fan34
05-20-2011, 12:28 AM
****ing awesome. Bring back the Whalers and we'll be set.
I had no idea you were a hockey fan.

CedarPhin
05-21-2011, 04:01 AM
The Flames are my team.

Vaark
05-21-2011, 07:01 AM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2011/05/jrfvh5-1.jpg

My honey grew up there as a Wpg Jets fan..her family's excited by this news. I'm sure Lappy(little Eric Estrada) must also be juiced.. (wherever he ended up and whatever became of him??).

FWIW Manitoba is the 2nd coldest place in N. America after Alaska

Ricky_Fan34
05-21-2011, 01:38 PM
The Flames are my team.
Right I remember now. Not sure how I forgot that.

Dolfan3773
05-21-2011, 09:39 PM
Go Panthers

kud
05-21-2011, 09:48 PM
Sell the FLorida Panthers too. I've been a fan of them all my life, but that organization is a joke, the fan base is a joke. I still remember when Panthers fans were rabid, and loved having an ice hockey team to support.

Maybe when Miami starts losing some of their teams their fans will stop being so fair weather.

PhinsPhan11
05-21-2011, 10:00 PM
Go Panthers
Panthers suck. :chuckle:

Dolfan3773
05-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Sell the FLorida Panthers too. I've been a fan of them all my life, but that organization is a joke, the fan base is a joke. I still remember when Panthers fans were rabid, and loved having an ice hockey team to support.

Maybe when Miami starts losing some of their teams their fans will stop being so fair weather.

Sad to say but that's a fact about EVERY Miami team. I love my teams no matter what.

CedarPhin
05-22-2011, 12:57 PM
The NHL has no business being in warm places.

cyoung
05-23-2011, 11:38 PM
It's bad when I live in Atlanta and I find out, several days later I might add, that the Thrashers are moving on a Miami Dolphins forum. Nobody gives a crap about hockey here. We do have a minor league hockey team though. That's pretty sweet. Lot of fights. They share the arena with the arena football team too. I need to go watch them play before they shut them down again.

CedarPhin
05-24-2011, 04:43 AM
It's alot like when the Atlanta Flames left to Calgary.

SpurzN703
05-24-2011, 09:43 AM
The NHL has no business being in warm places.

You'd think people would take advantage of the air conditioning inside the arenas :)

JT-forpresident
05-24-2011, 10:42 AM
great news for the NHL ... hockey should stay in canada and in the northern part of the USA

Next up ? the comeback of the Quebec Nordiques... bank on it ;)

Ricky_Fan34
05-24-2011, 11:02 AM
great news for the NHL ... hockey should stay in canada and in the northern part of the USA

Next up ? the comeback of the Quebec Nordiques... bank on it ;)
I think there are a few exceptions to the rule though. Like Tampa and perhaps Phoenix. Definiterly San Jose and LA. I don't know if you consider Washington as a cold weather city or not but it's pretty mild in this area.

Florida has no business having 2 franchises. Panthers should be moved to some Canadian city.

CedarPhin
05-24-2011, 11:46 AM
They love it in San Jose.

Do there seriously need to be teams in Columbus, Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, etc., when there could be teams in Hartford, Quebec, Kansas City, Seattle, or another colder area?

Ricky_Fan34
05-24-2011, 11:54 AM
They love it in San Jose.

Do there seriously need to be teams in Columbus, Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, etc., when there could be teams in Hartford, Quebec, Kansas City, Seattle, or another colder area?
I don't know a hell of a lot about Western Canada, but how about Saskatchewan?

CedarPhin
05-24-2011, 12:12 PM
They're actually making a ton of $$$ off of oil revenues right now. They should put one in Regina or Saskatoon. It wouldn't be a bad fit.

CedarPhin
05-24-2011, 12:12 PM
One of those two teams would draw people across the Montana border too, they love hockey there.

Ricky_Fan34
05-24-2011, 12:14 PM
I would say put a team in Montana, but truthfully, I can't name a single city in Montana. :lol:

JT-forpresident
05-24-2011, 03:57 PM
3 teams in the state of california is too much.

2 teams in the state of florida is too much

nashville did support their team during their playoff push, just like phoenix did... but during the season the stadium is half empty because of the mild interest...

the same can be said about the new york islanders and the atlanta thrashers... I know canada's market is smaller, but we have enough people to sell out at least two more arenas and that's what everyone wants; owners, players, and the fans


It was about time winnipeg got its team back, they have their new arena since 2003 (approximately) and they've been flirting with the NHL and its owners ever since. They were ready for awhile now.

Quebec city is building their arena as we speak and they have their owner ... it's a matter of time, like winnipeg, before something happens... 2015 is realistic in my mind