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  1. I'll be at the Pak game on the 24th to get my Gordie Howe Bobblehead, but there's been no news whatsoever about anything else going on that night. I even asked my ticket rep with the Pack and they had no clue about "any special Whalers stuff/game" that is going on that day. I'm pretty sure they'd know about something like that by now, especially since the Pack only have 5 more games before the 24th. They've been promoting the Gordie Howe Bobblehead for over a month, and I bet they'd love to tell people about an alumni game or any other type of event if it meant they could sell more tickets.
  2. They said I couldn't pre-order one or they just didn't have the paperwork.
  3. That's **nny because I was there the other day updating my driver's license and they said the plate's design won't be approved for a while. Also, the wait time had more to do with a change in the types of IDs and car taxes not being paid in some cities. It has nothing to do with this.
  4. Honestly, if this is true, and the NHL is actually considering letting another city use a name like "Whales", it doesn't look good for the Whalers name to return to Hartford if we do get a team.
  5. Because I'm in such a giving mood. Hockey East's By-Laws - & W BY-LAWS/Revised Men's By-Laws September 19.pdf Holy Cross Joining Hockey East (talks about why the men's team won't be joining because the by-laws are so strict on the arena size and campus rules) -
  6. Now, this I'll gladly post a to the article detailing the facts.
  7. It's from Hockey East's bylaws.
  8. "From the top." If that's Malloy then I know it's false. I got my information from Hockey East and other schools that have been contacted about joining the conference. One is Holy Cross in Worcester where Hockey East accepted the women's team into the conference but wouldn't accept their men's teams because of, and I quote, "In our men's league, we're more stringent on facility issues, attendance, seating capacity, things like that. Where the women can play at the Hart Center (1600) without any difficulty, if the men were interested, that would be an issue." Holy Cross has played a few games at the DCU Center but that would only be a temporary home until they built a new arena or expanded the Hart Center. They said they wouldn't start working on bringing the men's team into Hockey East for a while because they're upgrading the basketball court, and would have to wait until that's finished.
  9. Also, which is it? Where there UConn cl*****es held at the XL Center or not? Also, just because they have use of it, that didn't mean the rules and regulations they agreed to when joining Hockey East just disappear. They have to follow them or face the punishment.
  10. Islanders already have one home, the Barclays Center. They also have a temporary home that they'll be moving into, the N*****au Coliseum. And, they are building their own arena at Belmont Park. They're not moving here, none of these teams are, ever.
  11. 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.
  12. 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".
  13. 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.
  14. Yep, but it's not Connecticut's ONLY state school/college/university/higher education. It's just one of the many institutions and UConn-Hartford proves it. That's why I question them taking the "Connecticut's (Hockey) Team" name, especially when they haven't done anything to show they're good enough to use that name.
  15. 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. Also, the XL Center isn't a part of the campus so it still wouldn't matter. Nice try though.