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Everything posted by CaptainBrambles

  1. They're losing dozens and dozens of fans. Oh my.
  2. At this point i don't think the NHL would be picky about the Hurricanes moving anywhere.
  3. If Amazon chose to move to Hartford that would be great. But I'm not holding my breath.
  4. It will be interesting to see how this all develops. Could this be a new home for the Coyotes?
  5. It's just a minor drop off between four games. Like Evo said, if it was something comparable to Carolina there might be something there, but at the moment it's to early to tell.
  6. I don't see where the money for any of this is going to come from
  7. Any particular moments during his time as Whalers broadcaster that stand out more than others? Since the Whalers have left does he see the expansion of teams into southern markets as having been good for the league or possibly bad? And in his opinion if another team were to come to Hartford would the people of the state support them?
  8. This is nothing unusual for teams and other sporting venues in general. MLB teams have been building smaller capacity stadiums for years. Where a team once played in a 50,000 seat stadium the new stadium may seat 5,000 or more less. Auto racing has been seeing the same thing. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has removed several thousand of their permanent seating due to dwindling crowds. The fact that this is now happening to arena's is not surprising at all.
  9. My mistake. I misread and thought you were referring to just the womans team. Those numbers make more sense now
  10. Those numbers must be combined for both the men and women's teams. The season is roughly 33 games I think, and there are usually about 16 or 17 home games per season. Going by those numbers that would mean the women played their entire home schedule in Hartford and then some during those years.
  11. This makes me think of Ray Finkle in Ace Venture. Laces out!!!!
  12. What other AHL affiliate could move here? To take a quote from the movie "Hot Shots" when Topper Harley asks, "Why me?" he's answered with, "Because you're the best of what's left."
  13. Correct. There needs to be some kind of professional team there. We need the Pack playing in Hartford.
  14. And yes Jersey, I know it was just a dig at Whalers fans. But look at it like this. How many other cities of teams that have come and gone can say that they still have a fanbase, be it for nostalgic reasons or whatever? Some but not a lot.
  15. I'd root for the Whalers. I spent a lot of time after they left being bitter towards the NHL, but I like hockey, and I like having something to root for. The difference with the Whalers is I'd be rooting for my own team from where I live. Now that's just me and I can't speak for anyone else, but it's safe to say that others have possibly moved on, be it rooting for other teams , being a casual fan, not caring for the NHL at all, or whatever else is in between. Now you say that twenty years is not enough time for Whalers fans to have moved on. Some may have kids now or grandkids, a whole new generation of fans in the waiting. With that I agree. A rebirth of the Whalers would absolutely make them the most popular team in Connecticut by a mile, but as much as I believe they are popular right now that popularity is based mostly on nostalgia.
  16. Very true. Most people have moved on and become fans of other teams, but if asked many would probably still pick the Whalers as a second team based purely on nostalgia. The popularity for the Whaler brand is still there based on their merchandise sales. But as I've said before, people have moved onto other teams, but I'd be more than willing to bet if the Whalers were to suddenly return they would have a huge fanbase in the state and possible some places out of state.
  17. I absolutely agree. If there was a survey like that I think the results could be different
  18. Theres no denying the popularity of the Whalers but this survey has nothing to do with them.
  19. I honestly would have thought the Bruins would have been the more popular choice
  20. I will say that as a Rangers fan the results are a little nice to see
  21. This isn't all that shocking, what with how dense the population is in the south western part of the state. But I'm more shocked by the fact that the Kings are the most popular team in Idaho. Did not see that one coming. But the title of this thread begs the question, and it seems obvious it was, but was this just a list for current NHL teams?
  22. This isn't all that shocking, what with how dense the population is in the south western part of the state. But I'm more shocked by the fact that the Kings are the most popular team in Idaho. Did not see that one coming.
  23. I'm hoping for a great season from both the Wolf Pack and UConn
  24. This whole argument is boring