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  2. The City Council voted unanimously 8-0 in a $700 million renovation to 56 year old Key Arena. Seattle has paved the way, if they can do it, then why can't we? https://deadspin.com/seattle-somehow-reaches-new-arena-deal-without-horribly-1829284068 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL6LlztzxTc&frags=pl%2Cwn
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  4. The Yard Goats also made it a 2 day thing, with more alumni and a luncheon to benefit the CCMC. Granted that I'm comparing apples to oranges, especially moneywise, but you get the idea. Evo, you have to go to the luncheon next year. A terrific time. Get to take BP, hang out in the Goats dugout, then go up to the YG club for an autograph session, etc. After that was done, the Goats didn't kick anyone out, and a bunch of us were hanging out with Rick Ley, Norm Barnes, Bobby Crawford and others. Fun, fun day.
  5. Whalevolution

    Yardgoat's continue to succeed

    Kinda..... The Blues fired their GM and he was the guy that helped us arrange all those Whaler Day Games. The Goats just picked up on a winning promotion. The owner of the Blues is kind of a douche anyway.
  6. Whalevolution

    Scaled Down Plans for XL Center

    True that Larry Gottsdeiner said he wanted to bring back the Whalers in 2006. He had a half a billion dollars in Hartford real estate at the time. Now fast forward to 2018 June and now Gottsdeiner is the sole reason why the NHL isn't coming back. He refused to sell the Atrium, even after two third party estimates of its value. He doesn't have to sell but at the same time he has neglected the Atrium for over a decade. Broken escalators, aging elevators and zero retail rented space, along with infamously un cleaned bathrooms. This guy is right up there on the evil list with Karnanos and Rowland. I hope he gets what he deserves There is zero chance of the NHL returning without the atrium which is needed to make the XL NHL ready.
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  8. Mr. Brass Bonanza

    Scaled Down Plans for XL Center

    Maybe this is a red herring. Who knows. When have we been able to trust anything said in the media? Half of it's made up anyway. Only believe what you see.
  9. If Baldwin was legit, that probably would have been the best shot. Unfortunately his group quickly ran out of money and the whole thing fell apart rather quickly.
  10. Was there ever a time when Hartford actually had a real shot at getting the NHL back? Larry Gottesdiener spent several years trying to bring an NHL team here before giving up. And then there was Howard Baldwin's failed plan to test the market by taking over the business operations of the Wolf Pack and rebranding them at the Connecticut Whale.
  11. Unfortunately it just shows that the NHL isn't coming back anytime soon.
  12. I was talking about UConn hockey.
  13. jimmytheidiotboy

    Scaled Down Plans for XL Center

    It's not even great for UCONN. There goes any chance of getting into a Power 5 Conference.
  14. Transforming the XLC into a college building is great for UConn but not great for professional hockey.
  15. The same reason why most of us went in 2015 and 2016...
  16. No, but with games 15 minutes from my home in Hartford, or 30 minutes from my home in New Britain, why would I travel an hour to go to Bristol?
  17. CTWhalers

    Hartford Athletic soccer

    Bruce Mandell would not be the success**l businessman he is if he had the same mentality as some of us do.
  18. jimmytheidiotboy

    Scaled Down Plans for XL Center

    Such a travesty.
  19. http://www.courant.com/real-estate/property-line/hc-biz-xl-center-renovation-downsize-20180907-story.html
  20. So recent talk has been that the vote on expansion being delayed until at least December. And not even a lock the vote will happen then. But the writer from the article below seems to think 2020 is still a real possibility. https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/hockey/expect-nhl-here-by-october-2020-as-long-as-our-city-starts-keyarena-renovation-this-year/
  21. CTWhalers

    Hartford Athletic soccer

    There is a meet and greet with the new coach on September 13th @ 7 PM – 9 PM. Location is Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt. Spread the word. https://www.facebook.com/events/674491002938230/ https://www.hartfordathletic.com/upcoming-events
  22. Have you been to a Blues game since they stopped having Whalers Nights after 2016?
  23. Not sure I understand the "used to support the Blues" part.
  24. Remember when we used to support the Blues because they honored our Whalers and then forgot about them as soon as the Goats started doing the same thing?
  25. The Yard Goats, by the way, were one of two double A franchises to draw over 400,000 fans for the season (Frisco, TX was the other). They also outdrew 13 Triple A teams, including the Pawtucket Red Sox. So...the bottom line is the Yard Goats had the highest attendance of any minor league baseball team in New England.
  26. jimmytheidiotboy

    Yardgoat's continue to succeed

    They're going to need a bigger boat : D
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