Just saw this: Rick Martin dies in a one-car crash.
As much as I hear Canadians calling for another team, they lost teams because there was not enough support for them(Winipeg, Quebec). While there is the same problem in Pheonix now, to a much smaller degree, I don't see an advantage to moving them back to Winnipeg to try again.
Short-term (<5 years) advantage would be huge. Long-term they'd end up exactly where the other teams did.
If the NHL played during the summer, it'd be huge. Spend a few hours during a hot, humid summer day in a semi-cold arena? Yes, please. As it is, it goes up against the NFL until mid-February. A look at Nashville's ticket sales will show many more sell-outs after the Titans stop playing.
The Red Wings put an end to the Caps winning streak(9).
i hate that they moved a canadian team to a place that its just not working, instead of this fight just move them back. he just needs to quit trying to force it to work.
on a side note, i would really love to see a team in alaska, maybe name them the Eskimos? (they would have to play outside with wood boards)
If the Predators do that again, I'll go down there and kick all their asses. Well, until Weber unleashes a slapshot into my teeth.
Speaking of the Predators and Weber.
Jumping back on the whole moving-teams-to-Canada thing the #1 destination should be Hamilton, Ontario. It's a dump of a city, but if they want guaranteed success there's nowhere better. Hundreds of thousands of hockey fans nearby and millions more an hour out of the city by highway. It wouldn't cannibalize from Toronto Maple Leaf fans because Toronto has SO MANY fans already. Hell, the city of Toronto could support two NHL teams itself.
Might hurt Buffalo a bit.
Well the playoff's are almost upon us, so it's time for the team Avatar.
Unfortunately my Leafs are all but mathematically eliminated now.
Over the the past few years I've become a fair-weather Canucks fan however to keep the playoffs interesting.
Sometimes I wish I lived further west so I could watch the Western Conference games without staying up too late...the East already has half the playoff teams set and only Vancouver clinched a postseason spot.
Not that long ago we used to be able to watch a ton more games, I miss that.
And the league won't be suspending Bertuzzi. Not sure if I like that.
That said, I do like Vancouver's chances this year. Here's hoping they go all the way! Go Canucks Go!
Last edited by t3h r0x0rs; March 31st, 2011 at 12:42 AM.
Yes, the Red Wings lost to the Blues, 3-10.
Tampa is in after putting down the sick little penguins. Just goes to show that it dont matter how many bandwagon fans you have in a city you will still get beat. deal with it.
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