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  1. 5 points
    I was in the bathroom taking a dump the other day at the capitol. I overhead 2 senators talking about how Amazon was going to buy the Canes move them to Connecticut, **nd the local budget so Hartford won't go bankrupt and then pay for 90% of the remolded XL center robert kraft style. All the stars are lining up!
  2. 4 points
    So let me see if I have this straight...everybody on this board that has done nothing but complain about not hearing anything in the media about a possible move (even a temporary one) is now going to complain that Francesa's sources aren't legit????? Really? It's nice to be mentioned...and I do believe it is a possibility that the Isles could move here on a short term basis...but it would be better...if Belmont went to the soccer team and the Isles moved here permanently. That said, if the Islanders come here on a short term basis, I'll go to as many games as I can financially swing, and I would like to believe the rest of you so called Hartford supporters would do the same.
  3. 4 points
    Actually we do. It is called precedent. Odds are that if you and TrueHartfordHockeyFan engage with one another in a thread out here then the thread is going to end up being a back and forth between the two of you. And the worst thing is that the back and forth is never just civil debate about subjects. And most of that is your fault, Mark. Because you can't just share your opinion or make a factual point and end it at that. You have to give your opinion or make factual points and also insult people while you do it. You always have to add in an "idiot" or a "moron" or a "imbecile" or a "dip$hit" or a "Fraud" or a "BiggieLite" or some other insult or insulting nickname. Because it isn't just enough for you to share opinions or facts. You also have to insult certain people while you do it. Why? I don't know. Maybe it makes you feel better about yourself. What I do know for fact is that if someone is going to insult someone in threads on this board, it is most likely going to be you doing the insulting. You have proven that is who you are out here and that is what you do out here. And you have proven it over and over and over and over again. There is a way of knowing that. We just have to read your posts.
  4. 4 points
  5. 3 points
    Yea while this is unlikely it's possible and the credibility doesn't get much better than this and if someone is poo-pooing it then they should just hand in their Hartford Hockey card membership because you are not a Hartford fan. Certainly one can thank it's not happening but the guy said possible and if you can't agree with that you are just projecting anti Hartford sentiment in my opinion. This actually makes sense on why Malloy was chasing Islanders he knew they were screwed
  6. 3 points
    I know this might be difficult for some to understand, but here goes... That TV deal was $300M over the life of the contract, not $300M per year. So, to say the Islanders would lose $300M if they moved to Hartford, even temporarily, is not accurate. Next...Na$$au Coliseum is NOT an option, the Islanders say that, and the NHL says that. It's Barclays...or Belmont...or bust. If people in NY sports radio are even mentioning Hartford, and that came from a guy very much in the know of what's going on with ALL NYC teams, then the possibility, remote as it may be, of them playing in Hartford is there. Is it a long shot? Yes. Should it be completely dismissed? No, at least not at the moment. It is no secret that the people that run Barclays want the Islanders out. It's also no secret the Islanders themselves want out. But, for now, they don't have anyplace in NYC metro area to go. MSG is not an option. Uniondale is not an option, and depending on what happens in Brooklyn, Barclays is probably not a long term option either. So....if Belmont gets awarded to NYCFC...the Islanders will be in a really, really tough spot. Hartford can be a landing place...no conference movement, he!!, no division movement...we would be...and stop me if you've heard this before...a solution to a problem
  7. 3 points
    It isn't that I don't like what you post. Once in a while you post something interesting or you make a good point. Why would I want to block that? The problem is how you post. A lot of times, even when you are making interesting or good points you feel like you have to insult people. So you end up ruining what could be solid contribution to message board. For some reason you get off on calling people "idiot" or "moron" or "dip$hit" or "Fraud" or "imbecile". For some reason you get off on giving people insulting nicknames. Why? Maybe it makes you feel better about yourself. Maybe you put other people down so you feel like you are better than them. What I do know is that over and over and over and over and over and over again that is what you have done out here. If there is some body who is going to insult other people out here it is likely going to be you. That is your reputation out here. You are the internet bully of the Courant Whalers message board. I am not blocking you and I am not Shutting The F*** Up. I am not giving you satisfaction of giving in to your bullying out here. I'm going to call you out every time you act like internet bully. Every time you call people "idiot" and "dip$hit" and "moron" and "fraud" and "imbecile"and other ridiculous nicknames you can come up with, I am going to call you out for it. I mean it is sad that some body your age is acting like a 4th or 5th grade student. Do everyone out here a favor (most of all yourself) and start acting like an adult.
  8. 3 points
    If I was to bet money, it would be Carolina moving back to Hartford for the 2019 season. Etch these words in stone: If Carolina does not move back to Hartford by 2019 or 2020, then the Coyotes and Panthers will be fighting each other to come to Hartford around late 2020 or 2021 Amazon and their upcoming decision will have a huge impact on the **ture of Hartford, there are 900,000 people in Hartford county, about 500,000 of those are adults between the ages of 18-60, and if Amazon does employ 50,000 people in the Hartford area, then it means that 10% of all working adults in the area will be working for Amazon, that is going to have a major impact on the area, don't be surprised if a major league baseball or NBA team also comes if Amazon does arrive.
  9. 3 points
    Hmmm, Last I heard, 238 cities had applied to host Amazon's Eastern HQ. That number includes New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. But I'm sure none of them have a chance when compared to Enfield...
  10. 3 points
    I never said (a) that hundreds of Whalers fans march in the parade and (b) the booster club has over 100 members. So you might want to try a different argument....and fast. Because if you stay down this road, you'll lose this one. Of course, being a Rags fan, you should be used to losing.
  11. 3 points
    It's not an equal comparison. Far from it, in fact. First, and most importantly, Buffalo and Rochester are two totally different cities. So in that regard in and of itself, your comparison doesn't work. Second, Buffalo's history witht he Sabres was...to be polite...a bit more decorated than the Whalers. I don't recall the Whalers getting to a conference final, never mind a Stanley Cup Final. **rther, Buffalo's NHL history now spans 48 seasons and counting, Hartford's time in the major leagues (either WHA or NHL) was less than half that. Lastly, the 20 years Gernander was involved with hockey in the city, has to count for something. No, he was not the greatest player, nor was he the greatest coach, but he has been the face of Hartford hockey for the last 2 decades, like it or not. Unlike a lot of other personnel that have p*****ed through here over the 20 years the Pack have been in town, Gernander has never badmouthed Hartford, not one time, about anything...be it the paltry attendance, or the horrific media coverage, save for Pete and Jerry, or whatever else. He should be commended for that. 20 years as an athlete/coach in ANY city, is a noteworthy accomplishment. People have been honored for far, far less.
  12. 3 points
    Well, season #1 at Dunkin Donuts Park is officially in the books following last night's 9-3 Yard Goats loss to Portland. For the season, the Goats drew 395,196 fans for 68 dates, an average of just over 5800/game, which should have them finish 3rd in the Eastern League, and in the top 5 or 6 in all of double A baseball. They had 41 sellouts. The previous franchise attendance record, set in New Britain of course, was 368,523, which was set in 2010. You know, it's f unny...all along certain people have been saying that a neutral affiliate with the proper promotion, color scheme, and the connection of the past with the present would do very well at the gate...and watching the Goats fill DDP night after night should be more than enough evidence to prove those people to be 100% correct. In other words...for the haters out there...and you know who you are...we tried to tell you........
  13. 3 points
    Greg is realizing that he is dangerously close to never being allowed to post here again. Identity Theft was his latest attempt. Last warning Gregory Hendrickson.
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    Oh, and if I'm UConn...I'm charging $9 for tickets to the playoff games, should they have them...that was a great crowd on Sat urday afternoon.
  16. 2 points
    you got that f ing right. The University of Connecticut is the state school/college/university/higher education of Connecticut, how freaking hard is that to understand!!! University OF Connecticut, get it??!??!?
  17. 2 points
    Now he's so bad he's talking to himself. Bruce Gold Part II
  18. 2 points
    So the whalers had about 1,000 more people when the Islanders were self destructing their entire team in the 90s and had no success (just like the whalers). The Long Island Market is much bigger than the greater Hartford market hands down. Add to the fact that the Islanders have a small slip of fans in southern CT and points east of long island that also like the mets. Also the tv revenue from the islanders was much bigger than what the whalers ever could get from a CT deal. One of the reasons the islanders will never leave the nyc market and while the whalers are gone.
  19. 2 points
    And to think WC thought this was a sign of the Whalers returning. LOL
  20. 2 points
    "That is not true at all just for the fact that UConn doesn't even see Hartford as a major part of the college. If they did then they wouldn't care who owned the XL Center and would have signed the 20 year deal everyone was talking about. Also, like I said before, they wouldn't be calling themselves a part of NYC if they were a part of Hartford. Heck, their basketball games are even on a New York tv network instead of being on Connecticut television, like they used to be. You have to pay extra now just to watch their games on television. Yeah, "Hartford and UConn are the same". That's a bunch of bull and you know it." They have a satellite campus in Hartford. You do realize that, right? The state and the university has put millions of dollars into the campus in downtown Hartford, you do realize that, right? The "Part of NYC" thing is a promotional campaign...and their games are on SNY for two reasons...one is because SNY put up the most $$$ to broadcast them, and two...because it gave SNY an inroad to Connecticut. Most of CT didn't even get SNY before they signed the UConn deal. I know Frank is bad...but you're just as bad, if not worse. Try...just once....just one time...to not tool on UConn and Hartford. Just once. Is that too much to ask?
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    Where is "Hartford" mentioned?
  23. 2 points
    What Springfield is doing has nothing to do with the Whalers or Hartford, so why would anyone who claims to support the two go up to Springfield? It's not like any of you cared about the Indians back then anyways, so why should it matter now?
  24. 2 points
    And youd Be right. Except about them saying the building is making money remember were all broke. You just don't like the CRDA because you don't want Hartford to do well. But you are right if UConn sold more tickets it would be better a little. As I've said many times the more tickets sold of anything the better for XL. The City owns the XL The Police work for the city The City is broke Yada yada yada
  25. 2 points
    What does this night have to do with the Whalers, really? Nothing, other than the Indians were once the Whalers affiliate and they're wearing replicas of the jerseys from back then. Also, it's not being promoted as a Whalers event at all, so why should I care? Especially considering the Wolf Pack, an actual Hartford Hockey team, have a game that night that I already have tickets for, and have had said tickets for months.
  26. 2 points
    I'd rather go to a Hartford Hockey game with a Hartford Hockey team in Hartford that night, than go to a Springfield Hockey game honoring a Springfield Hockey team in Springfield.
  27. 2 points
    Apparently reading comprehension, among many other things, is not a strength
  28. 2 points
    Now radcon is Biggie. I thought I was Biggie. I'm con**sed.
  29. 2 points
    "This actually makes sense on why Malloy was chasing Islanders he knew they were screwed" Despite what most people in CT think, Malloy is not stupid. And I'm sure that isn't the only team he has chased.
  30. 2 points
    Mike Francesa has always been an annoying, pompous blowhard. With that said, to trivialize the sources of a guy who was king/co-king of sports radio in NYC for 3 decades is laughable. The anti-Hartford Ranger fans on this board are also laughable. But, on the other hand, maybe they're hoping to avoid Hartford suddenly having the same # of Stanley Cups in one move as the Rags have won in a century. Oh, & that includes decades during which the Rags had only 5 other teams in the NHL.
  31. 2 points
    Really? That's all I do? WRONG. "Whole point in selling XL Center is to get cost of renovating it and maintaining it and running it off of state of CT and city of Hartford books. To do that you need to sell XL Center to private investors. UConn is not private investor. UConn is public university that receives public **nding from state of CT to operate. UConn "buying" and "owning" and "operating" XL Center would just be state of CT owning and operating XL Center. Only difference is that state of CT would be paying to renovate and maintain and run XL Center under UConn's name. And Amazon second headquarters isn't coming to CT. Amazon second headquarters is going someplace like Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Boston, Baltimore, Philly or Chicago." How is a post like that an example of me pointing out what others do? It isn't. And I made that post. So, pointing out what others do isn't all that I do out here.
  32. 2 points
    This board truly makes me laugh out loud sometimes. I think we're all nuts on various levels. I'll take that over being boring any day.
  33. 2 points
    How is it sad when teams with UConns record and prestige are getting around the same numbers for weeknight games? These threads make 0 sense when overall college hockey isn't drawing well. And even after all that they still got more people tonight than a rivalry driven wolf pack/falcons game last week. This is a Golden Gophers game from this weekend. Mind you a historic college hockey power https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQFm14oWkAAnheQ.jpg:large
  34. 2 points
    I have not lied about meeting anyone on this forum. When I went up to Kevin Johnson at a CT Whale game a bunch of years ago, there were people there that saw me go up to him. No harsh words were exchanged...in fact, the last time I saw Kevin at a UConn game, he said hi to both me and WhaleGuy123 as we walked past him in the concourse. Even saw him at a Yard Goats game during Whalers weekend. When I went up to Hendrickson at a UConn game, I told exactly how the story went, and Hendrickson even said that was how it went. If you don't believe me, go look it up... Your lies are pathetic and tiresome. You and you alone have the opportunity to put to rest that you are not Biggie, and you flatly ref use to take advantage of the opportunity. But...why should I be surprised...it's what trolls do. And, for the record...I will meet ANYONE here that wants to say hi. I am a UConn season ticket holder, WhaleGuy sit at the top of 105, on the 106 side, last row, on the aisle.
  35. 2 points
    If all the tickets are sold, the game is a sellout. And I know for a fact that every seat was sold. Nice try, Biggie Lite.
  36. 2 points
    I was at Dead and Company last night and also was at Roger Waters. I also have been to 2 uconn hockey games and a uconn baksetball game this fall. There are 2 things that will help profitability at the XL 1. Steal more and more concerts from Mohegan 2. Figure out a way to update the XL to have an upper and lower concourse These concerts at the XL are filled with people who want to drink, eat, and park in hartford. And situations like last night 3 or 4 bars were having pre or post concert events for deadheads. Someone in the stands last night who was in the upper level like i was last night said "I would go to the XL over madison square garden again any day." These concerts like Dead and Co, Roger Waters, Guns and Roses have a reach as far as Fairfiled county one way and in some cases southern Maine in another way (heard someone talking about driving down from Maine). And the ease and cheap price to get to and park in the XL makes it a great concert choice.
  37. 2 points
    Guys clearly the game started right around the time the 1-7 Giants were in a battle of the titans against the previous 0 win 49ers! Otherwise the pack would have gotten 10,000 people at the game! Springfield Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon crowd size: 4,134
  38. 2 points
    What you don't get is 1. College hockey isn't a big time draw anywhere 2. For a team that continue to be at the middle to bottom of Hockey East 40 minutes from college students these numbers are not bad at all I love Uconn hockey and will still support the team weather good or bad. But any team who enters a new conference and has a bad record attendance will drop sharply. The Wolf Pack and been going downhill in overall fans per game for the last 20 years. Uconn football gets lower and lower each year as it spirals downhill. Uconn basketball attendance isn't that well at the XL when the teams are not in the top 10 or 25 too. If uconn hockey was a top 25 team with a great record they still wouldn't get more than 5,000 people out. Reason being it is college hockey in a city not in a small town or college town. The product is inferior to minor league hockey so of course attendance won't be high when it's in the same rink as an AHL team that also doesn't draw well. Most college hockey teams are in cities where there is no direct AHL team to challenge them. And even after all that teams in college hockey towns are only getting 5 to 6K total.
  39. 2 points
    If Hartford gets a soccer team, it's going to be minor league hands down.
  40. 2 points
    Amazon won't be buying Hurricanes, they won't be bringing them to Hartford, they won't be buying the XL Center, and they won't be putting their HQ2 in Connecticut. Get it through your head, it's not happening.
  41. 2 points
    I wasn't 100% convinced you were Frank, but the way you have been obsessively combining the Whalers with Amazon proves without a shadow of a doubt who you are. It's f unny and sad at the same time. What isn't f unny is how incredibly ridiculous this automatic censoring f unction is with this board.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    "Also some more thinking... this fight to save the XL should be from everyone, regardless who you root for. Instead the arguments between Wolf Pack / Whalers & UConn hockey, why not forget about for the time being. The building is at a critical crossroads. Any negative posting of no one showing up to games kills our argument for a better XL. The state people are not all hockey fans. The pictures online or anything negative about any tenant who plays in the buildings just hurts us all together. From the law makers perspective. Why renovate a building if no one goes? Why give the arena millions for renovations when no one cares? All those pictures of empty crowds really kill us, regardless what tenant plays. If the main worry is Pack vs Uconn / Whalers in the current fight for maintaining the building, then how are you helping? If we had a renovated building, then that's a whole new ballgame. The arena would of be fine" Quoted this from Ricky, especially for you morons who constantly crap on the pack attendance, take a gander.
  44. 2 points
    You are way too caught up in the theory that Sa****ay night equates to thousands of more fans seeing college hockey which is false. For college football and basketball homecoming and or Sa****ay night prime time games increase attendance. But in college hockey maybe you see a few hundred more people show up most of them on campus students. Attendance was bound to dip a little after the first few years of college hockey being in Hartford as opposed to storrs. Local alums of BU and BC and other schools were out heavy (seen BU twice at the XL along with BC twice) when they realized they could leave their job early and catch their alma mater 15 to 20 minutes away from work at 7 in Hartford. As a matter of fact the weekday BU/BC games worked out better crowd wise because people just went after work. Also 4,200 and 3,674 is not that that much of a difference. If a top notch hockey east school like BU in the heart of a larger city with better access to students got only 553 more people than a school that has been around or below .500 and just joined hockey east that is a win for UConn. As a matter of fact on 10/15 BC played at Providence and PC won in ot. Attendance: 3,030. Remember Providence College just won a national title a few years ago.
  45. 2 points
    If Amazon chose to move to Hartford that would be great. But I'm not holding my breath.
  46. 2 points
    You can't discount Houston if the new Rockets/Toyota Center owner is serious about the NHL. There are several franchises up for grabs, as we know. The real question is...is the NHL serious about Houston? And...why wouldn't the NHL want Houston to pony up $500M to expand, as opposed to a relocation?
  47. 2 points
    Yup, I've been saying this, too. Connecticut needs to fix it's economy before thinking about a hockey team. Companies, jobs, and people are leaving, and that's not an "opinion". And it's not just young working people, Connecticut is rated as one of the worst states for retirees, based on high taxes and the high cost of living. Until the state is made to be more economically attractive, we'll have to make do with the WolfPack, SoundTigers, and the college teams. The NHL isn't going to put a team in an economic disaster area like Connecticut.
  48. 2 points
    Maybe it's not so secretive, maybe all you want to do is put it down.. that's all you seem to do here..
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points