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Old 12-24-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Not sure how many hockey fans are out there, but those of us who choose a different path from the "normal" for our sports entertainment, I'm in a dismal mood this holiday season -

I love living near a NHL team, and have in every city we've moved to so far. Well, my luck might change pretty soon -

globeandmail.com: Coyotes' financial situation gets uglier

Trouble In The Desert: NHL, Please Save the Phoenix Coyotes! | Bleacher Report

Now, I'm not going to cry in my ham tomorrow, but I am going to hope by some grace of good fortune there's a homebrewer out there with $200M looking for a team.

Anyone? Anyone?

Bueller?

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Darn! I'd love to help you out with my spare cash, but I'm too much of a Red Wings fan to bail out a different team. Maybe next time!
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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I think they just might make it. My Sabres were run by the league for a few years after a bankrupt corrupt ownership fell through. The NHL protects its franchises and does what it can to save them. The Coyotes will play some northern team in the 2010 Winter Classic Im sure. Dont lose too much sleep over it. I think theyll survive but it is very bad timing with the fiat economy failing and everything.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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I hope they end up staying, I'd hate to move again!

Red Wing's night is the only game out the the entire 42 home game stand that has a full attendance - and I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you who the people are there to see

The fact the NHL stepped in is good news for now, there's talk about some movie director's group buying it all up (all rumor of course).
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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Its a bit of a slippery slope. People only want to watch their team win and when a team goes through something distracting like this winning is even harder. Best of luck man I feel for ya. NOW GO BUY SOME ****ING TICKETS!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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ice hockey in the desert... what will they think of next.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:15 PM   #7
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Die hard Wings fan, but I live in Tennessee and support the Preds. 2 years ago the were all but moved to Canada, but it never materialized. I will keep going to games and supporting them, especially when the Wings come to town. Don't lose hope.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:19 PM   #8
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We have 4 season tickets for just my wife and I - had to do it at the silly half-off prices!

We take a LOT of people to the games - we're 6 rows back from the 'yotes net. Best seat in the rink when you played goal for a number of years...

And if I had a dime for every time someone said "Hockey in the desert?" I'd just about have enough to buy the team out myself
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:21 PM   #9
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are there any teams left in canada?
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My opinion on this matter probably won't go over well...but I say let them fail.

At the very least, it will prove to that rat fink Bettman that expansion was the worst thing that could ever happen to hockey. Yes, I know the 'yotes weren't an expansion team (they were originally the Winnipeg Jets), but this franchise was part of the movement to drain hockey from Canada on the premise that it would do better in the US. Well that hasn't worked. You have 3 or 4 franchises in the US that are struggling mightily. Next we'll see this happen with Nashville, after that Columbus, and after that Atlanta. And look at that...all expansion teams.

Bettman is screwing up the NHL and no one has the nuts to stop it.

Someone should have gotten a clue when Phoenix couldn't even support the Roadrunners.
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