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    At just after 1 p.m. this afternoon, I went to the Post Office and mailed in a check, it was only $100 for now, but I may increase my ownership level in the coming months when I get my tax re**nd in April/May. I am officially an owner of the Hartford Whalers and I will have a say in the direction the team takes when they return. And this time, the team STAYS IN HARTFORD.
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    Mark doesn't help the situation either. If he knows it's this guy trolling him, then why didn't he take his own advice and just block them? I've gotten into arguments with people on here, but Greg and Mark always seem to get into thread killing back-and-forths.
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    Nice to see that this topic was killed quickly for no reason.
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    "[W]ith a little discounting , Hartford drew nearly 14,000 fans"? They barely even got above 13,500 and to use the last year is a joke because people didn't seem to care before that. Just look at the five years before the final year when the team barely averaged over 11,000 fans per game. That average would put them 500 behind the Islanders, and 1500 behind the Hurricanes. Also, didn't the Booster Club do this a few years ago and they ended up having to give people their money back? Seems like a waste especially since none of those teams will be moving and none of them will be up for sale next year, no matter how bad they're doing.
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    The Islanders are just as bad yet they're getting a new arena. I think Dundon might be able to bring more people in next year. He has a good track record of being able to do that with the other teams he's been involved with over the years. He's done it in the minors and the majors, and I think embracing the team's **ll history is a good start. It doesn't mean he's going to play a game up here or move the team up here either. He's just trying to find more ways to make the team money and to get more people to come to games. Next year Dundon will have more control and will be able to setup promotions to bring in people.
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    Hate to say it, but the only way we're gonna get the Whale back is if we all move the heck out of this corrupt state and relocate to North Carolina. Unless things change dramatically, this place will be in my rear-view mirror within the next 10 years or so - and I hear the same thing from people I interact with on a daily basis. The death spiral these politicians have put this state in doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. I would love to be proven wrong, but this place is a very pale shadow of what it used to be - even back in 97 when the whalers moved. Stop the insane spending, get the debt under control, try to grow the jobs and population again and maybe, just maybe we'll be in a position for the NHL to come back again.