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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
  3. 4 points
    If you really think they're trolls then what is pathetic is you "feeding" them by ALWAYS responding to them. But you will never ignore them because you ALWAYS have to get in last word. It is more important to you to get last word in then it is to ignore them. It is like you have pathological need to "win" an internet flame war. I have news for you. NOBODY "wins" internet flame war. Which is proven over and over and over and over again out here by all of the threads that end up becoming pissing contests. I go away on business for a while. When I come back the same old crap is going on. How surprising.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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........
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 2 points
    So, you overheard someone, who overheard something, who was possibly talking about absolutely nothing with not a single shred of proof? That's it, everyone start pooling your money, WC has never been wrong about anything at all, so get ready to buy season tickets for the Whalers. Their first game will be next week.
  12. 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.
  13. 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..
  14. 2 points
    14,500 or so for XL but after Renovations(several years) they want the capacity to be 18500-19k. XL had plans to gain seats but not to be bigger than most NHL arenas
  15. 2 points
    Don't use Facebook to often anymore but came across this page that i liked years ago and called "My NHL Includes Hartford" and they posted this: "This post is to debunk the myth that Hartford drew poorly during our tenure in the NHL. Just take a look at this figures: 1980-81 - Bruins (11,172) vs. Whalers (11,706) 1985-86 - Bruins (12,431) vs. Whalers (12,769) 1986-87 - Bruins (12,128) vs. Whalers (14,230) 1987-88 - Bruins (13,707) vs. Whalers (14,574) 1988-89 - Bruins (14,903) vs. Whalers (13,821) 1989-90 - Bruins (14,314) vs. Whalers (13,705) The Whalers attendance issues from 90-93 stems from and correlates with a poor on-ice product and gross mismanagement of the team through those years. Attendance and winning is not unique to just our market, many other teams took much worse dives attendance wise in much larger markets when performance suffered; Bruins, Penguins, Blackhawks (02-07), etc. Time to put the argument that Hartford had poor yearly attendance to bed once and for all. #BringEmBack" To whoever runs this page you are spot on and if you are on here thanks for the info! #BringBackTheWhalers http://www.whalers.courant2.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2307
  16. 2 points
    I think there would be interest from teams to come here if the Pack left. There ARE positives. The new ice plant/dasherboards/gl***** is definitely one, the size of the market is another, and the fairly easy travel to most games is a third. I understand the 170K people, I understand it's better for a pro team to be here...I get all of that. But, there is no hiding the fact the state loses money on the WolfPack. And 170K people could magically turn into 220K people with a neutral affiliate. But until the state realizes this and kicks the Pack to the curb where they belong, we'll never know how much better it could be.
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  19. 2 points
    My gosh. Why are people wasting some much energy combating what a few Whalers haters on this board are posting? Focus on the 20,000+ who had an awesome time instead of these three or four people. My son and I had an outstanding time on the night before Sunday, and so were the people around us. The presence of the Whalers make the atmosphere even more electric than it usually is there. It was awesome, and they plan on a bigger even next year.
  20. 2 points
    You can be a Hartford Wolfpack fan and hate the Rangers. Plenty of people have minor leagues teams that don't affilate with their favorite team. You don't need to route for whoever your minor league team affilates with. I'm a celtics fan, doesn't mean I routed sgainst the Armor because they were affiliated with the Nets.
  21. 2 points
    AHL would only need up to 8 teams if it went Major League. So that's not a problem. But my idea could work with a new league entirely.
  22. 2 points
    What does this have to do with the Pack? This is what I'm talking about. You find every opportunity to crap on the Wolf Pack. Also, the Pack have brought in plenty of former Whalers and they didn't charge people $100 to meet them. Heck, the Wolf Pack brought in guys from the 1980 USA Hockey team for a luncheon and they didn't charge $100. What I'd like to know is how much of this is going to the players and how much is going to charity? Like the golf tournament, they're asking way to much and there has to be a reason for it.
  23. 2 points
    That's exactly right. The Suns can hold their own. Why on Earth would they share a penny with a franchise in such terrible condition as the Yotes. I can't see any incentives for whicg the Suns would bite.
  24. 2 points
    No doubt about it at all. And we all know what Fat Slob Weicker got by giving the Whalers to Karmanos even before everyone had their chance to present their case.
  25. 2 points
    Saw the poll, and I thought it was hilarious that most of the people responding think this is stupid and a waste of money and time. Heard it had to be hidden in a transportation bill just to get through the vote. That's just sad.