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  2. They don't play at Freitas, so that doesn't fit the rules. The team's arena has to be available for the other team to practice in, outside of other collegiate activities or sports. Also, that would mean the team would have to bus the players from Hartford to Storrs just to practice, and then bus then back to Hartford for the game. This is one of the main reasons why the XL Center can't be UConn's permanent home. With the events that go on at the XL Center, other teams can't practice there, and that's made even harder now that the Wolf Pack has started to hold more practices there.
  3. They can practice at Fritas problem solved
  4. Hockey East requires at least a 4000 seat arena, on campus. Also, the XL Center doesn't allow away colleges to practice there with two weeks notice, which is another Hockey East requirement. There are also two levels of penalties that a team can have imposed against them. The second level is when the big penalties come into play. The last three consist of a $10,000 penalty, then a $50,000 penalty, and finally "termination of membership".
  5. Yesterday
  6. "That mandate is still in effect because UConn just exhausted one waiver last year and only have one more left. They were supposed to have started building an arena or started upgrading Frietas by this season. Since they didn't, they have to have until 2020 to get that done. If not then they're probably going to be kicked out of Hockey East, or at least be paying a penalty to the conference." Fraudie, will you stop??? UConn isn't getting kicked out of the conference, nor are they paying any penalty to the conference. You're talking out of your backside...as usual.
  7. That mandate is still in effect because UConn just exhausted one waiver last year and only have one more left. They were supposed to have started building an arena or started upgrading Frietas by this season. Since they didn't, they have to have until 2020 to get that done. If not then they're probably going to be kicked out of Hockey East, or at least be paying a penalty to the conference. There really is no incentive for them to switch conferences for hockey. They play they same cl***** of players, and don't have to worry about having to update an arena they just built. People forget that Hockey East and other "big conferences" have requirements like an arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats for new and transferred teams. Notre Dame was playing in a 2,857 seat arena that they just finished an update on before starting to build a 5,022 seat, $50 million arena just so they could join Hockey East.
  8. "To sum it all up: none of this has anything to do with the NHL returning to Hartford and Frank obviously has neglected to take his meds." Hard to dispute...
  9. No, but he had crappy teams. The 92/93 and 93/94 teams were horrible...they only won if Burke stood on his head in net.
  10. I do believe there was a mandate when UConn joined HE that an on-campus arena had to be built, or Frietas had to be upgraded to meet HE standards. Whether that mandate is still good or not...well, only HE and UConn know for sure.
  11. Because they want to sell the place. LOL....I never knew UConn doubled as an insurance company. Under ownership of a man who probably couldn't find Connecticut on a map. Airing two live games on WTNH's sister station doesn't even come close to being a "major" TV deal. To sum it all up: none of this has anything to do with the NHL returning to Hartford and Frank obviously has neglected to take his meds.
  12. This too will make the Whalers to come back to Hartford!! This is all dovetailing together!!
  13. The timing of all this is very very interesting: a few weeks ago, State of CT commits major money to XL renovations days ago, UConn decides to keep Headquarters in Hartford days ago, Hurricanes fall under new ownership .... and now, just days later, major hockey TV deal is inked in Connecticut some people are thinking that this UConn TV hockey deal is to gauge market interest throughout the state of Connecticut, the timing of all this is really something, everything seems to be happening all at once
  14. The year 2018 continues with more big local hockey news, in addition to the Hurricanes under new ownership, the new soccer stadium deal, new soccer team, new Hartford Travel Center almost complete, and the Busway being expanded to east of the river. There is a LOT of developments happening behind the scenes from what I have heard from sources, I don't want to go into anything **rther, the general public doesn't have the stomach for this kind of thing, but there are deals being made behind the scene and these deals in time will explain why the State is pouring so much money into the XL Center to bring it up to NHL standards, that is all I am going to say on that matter. (WTNH) — The University of Connecticut and WTNH News 8/WCTX MyTV9 have announced a partnership to broadcast live, two upcoming men’s hockey games throughout the state of Connecticut. The Huskies’ match-ups with nationally ranked programs Providence on Thursday, January 18 and New Hampshire on Sa****ay, January 27 will be aired live on WTNH’s sister station, WCTX MyTV9. UConn’s game against the Friars is set for a 7 pm start while the match-up with UNH is scheduled for 3:30 pm, both at the XL Center in downtown Hartford.
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  16. Not sure that they have any real incentive to leave. With the exception of this season, at least so far, they've been very success**l on the ice. Also even though they are a good school they have a pretty serious recruiting advantage over just about all of other ECAC members when it comes to academics
  17. I would love QU to join and it's my understandiing HE wanted QU before UConn but QU does not seem to want to leave
  18. Now I wonder if this is a gag, Will they be called the Storrs Huskies when the campus HE arena is built?
  19. I know, I was saying that Hockey East isn't kicking UM-Lowell out anytime soon, and their building isn't technically on campus either. That was my point. The only person, by the way, that has even mentioned that UConn could be kicked out of HE...is Fraudie. And, as we know...the chances of UConn getting kicked out of HE...is somewhere very, very, very close to zero.
  20. Totally agree. I was just pointing out that Lowell wasn't going to kicked out of a building they own. For the record as long as the XL Center continues to operate as an arena and not sold to some entity for another use HE isn't going to do anything to UConn hockey. HE is looking to add a team to get back to 12 members not get rid of a team because they happen to play in a suitable building which happens to be "off-campus" Let's face it if HE adds Quinnipiac as member 12 you can be sure their arena which seats around 3,500 will somehow be acceptable (it is a great facility BTW) even though they allegedly claim to require a 5,000 seat minimum for on campus arenas (discounting those that have been grandfathered in)
  21. That's true...but should the XL Renovations occur, UConn would become a partner in the renovated building, and not a tenant. Big difference.
  22. FWIW Um*****-Lowell actually owns the building.
  23. "The team playing at the XL Center isn't called the UConn-Hartford Huskies, so that means that will have to play on campus or be in violation of Hockey East's rules and be kicked out" More lies by Fraudie. UConn isn't getting kicked out of Hockey East, building on campus, or no building on campus. BTW, UMa$$-Lowell's arena is roughly 2-3 blocks from their South campus...yet I don't see anyone kicking them out. Nice try.
  24. Only becuase They are the university of Connecticut. You guys are a scream
  25. Lol
  26. Judging from how many times you've posted in this thread, I'd say you're the debating expert here.
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