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Everything posted by MarkH2919

  1. You do know there's already a huge Amazon warehouse facility in Windsor, right? Clueless as Stick with your mancrushes on Gernander and Sonar.
  2. More made up crap. LOL. You really are something else, Biggie.
  3. "There should be more people at all games." There was an opportunity several years ago to fix this problem, but instead of sticking with the CT Whale brand, they went back to the tired crappy WolfPack brand, and whether you like it or not, the attendance numbers went right back to where they were before the rebrand. 2008/2009 -- 4190/game 2009/2010 -- 4188/game 2010/2011 -- 5695/game (rebranded as CT Whale in November of 2010) 2011/2012 -- 4573/game (as CT Whale) 2012/2013 -- 4540/game (as CT Whale) 2013/2014 -- 4071/game (1st year back as WolfPack) 2014/2015 -- 4468/game 2015/2016 -- 4440/game 2016/2017 -- 4238/game And so far, just 4 games into the season, all on weekends (3 Friday, 1 Sunday), the attendance is at just over 3500/game. Evo hit the nail on the head...instead of shoving the WolfPack brand down Whalers fans throats, they should try harder to please as much of the fanbase as possible. Until they make a conscious effort to do that...I'll stick with UConn.
  4. I thought the guy that used to own the Texas Rangers was going to buy the Hurricanes?
  5. Nothing is going to move forward until there is a budget. That has to be the first domino to fall.
  6. Eh, I'm not so sure about that...the NHL wants that expansion money, which makes Houston a prime candidate of course...if/when the NHL expands again. To me, Houston is a prime expansion spot...with the $500M (or more) price tag. Hartford is a prime relocation spot...if we can get our collective s#!t together that is...
  7. It's only one person. WhalerCentral is mentally challenged. That's the best way I can put it without offending anybody.
  8. By the way, the Rangers announced 17,181 for their game against Nashville on Sa****ay.......I guess they'll be moving to Hartford next, right WhalerCentral????
  9. "Even with the small amount of people there I didn't see anyone wearing Whalers stuff. I saw a bunch of BU and Wolf Pack jerseys. So, where were all of you and what is going to be your excuse." Well, first of all, I WAS there. You really should come by and visit, I sit at the top of section 105. Second, if you didn't see anyone wearing Whalers weren't paying attention (shocker)...there was lots of Whalers stuff, lots of BU jerseys too, and of course, lots of UConn stuff. Did not see a single WolfPack jersey, and I walked the concourse in both intermissions. Third, I'm not going to make excuses. The number is not what I expected. But...shall we review the last THREE WolfPack attendance numbers? 2152, 2972, 2901. What's your excuse for THAT, Mr. So-Called Hartford Hockey fan????????
  10. The one key sentence in your last post (besides, "we need to get our act together here in CT) is "...If he gets the chance" It's nice that the new Rockets owner wants the NHL...but we have not heard a peep from the NHL about wanting Houston.
  11. There have been a lot of dumb things said on this forum over the years...I've said some of them myself...but this one takes first prize. Four games and Vegas is leaving for Hartford...incredibly stupid.
  12. "Depending on where in the "Knowledge Corridor" you live, it's not hard to go to Boston or New York. But the big deal is television. Most NHL teams have their markets to themselves. The Whalers didn't and a new Hartford NHL team won't either. NESN, MSG, and YES are in Connecticut, showing hockey games from out of state. The other markets you mentioned probably don't have that type of competition." Most of Connecticut doesn't get MSG, and there has never been a NHL game on YES. Stick to Quinnipiac. You're clueless (as usual) when it comes to everything else.
  13. "I posted proof, from the governor himself, that he is taking millions away from the CRDA, de**nding another group like the CRDA, and there's no plans for bonds or loans to pay for any upgrades to the XL Center and I'm wrong? You have got to be kidding me. You go ahead and hide your head from the truth." You posted Malloy's 50 page budget. The original budget, the one that was voted on (and vetoed) in September was 900+ pages. You go ahead and hide your head from the truth, Biggie.
  14. You do understand that a budget is like 900 pages, right? Malloy was offering changes to his original budget...and since the XL wasn't in this list of changes...and WAS in his original budget...guess what? You're wrong. As usual.
  15. Now...for Chad and Monizzle...I'm not questioning Houston being in the mix, we don't know how much interest the NHL has in Houston, at least at this point in time. It's nice that the Rockets owner met with the guy that owns the Maple Leafs, and it's nice the new Rockets owner met with Jeremy Jacobs...that's great...but that's two owners, there's 29 others that have to be accounted for. Does Dallas want to give up their monopoly on Texas? Does the league want to go into another southern market? Does the Rockets owner want to (a) buy a team or (b) put up $500M (or more) for expansion? These are all questions...very legitimate questions...that have to be answered. Can I see the NHL in Houston? Absolutely. I'll even say it will happen...within the next 3-5 years. But, my guess is it will be an expansion team...and since there is no **rther expansion of the NHL on the immediate's my opinion the NHL won't be in Houston anytime in the immediate **ture.
  16. Uh....reduced to what? Reduced is better than cut, which is what the GOP had originally proposed.
  17. 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 the NHL serious about Houston? And...why wouldn't the NHL want Houston to pony up $500M to expand, as opposed to a relocation?
  18. Same lame responses from p4277. No surprise there. "But I'm not going to Hartford to watch college hockey when I have my favorite college team right here. How often have you come to QU for a game?" I'll use your answer. My favorite college team is 20 minutes away in Hartford. Hamden, for me, is between 50-60 minutes away. Guess which one I'm going to choose. "Maybe you need to make a case for why someone would bring a team to what would be the NHL's smallest market, surrounded by big-market teams, where the economy stinks, people are leaving, and the government can't handle money..." Not surprisingly, you're only considering Hartford. The Knowledge Corridor, which consists of the metro Springfield area, the metro Hartford area, and the metro New Haven area, has roughly 2 million people, that's bigger than quite a few NHL markets, including Buffalo, Raleigh, Columbus and Nashville, to name a few. As for "big market teams", Do you really think people from Hartford go to NYC or Boston to watch games more than a couple of times a year? So stop with the "surrounded by big markets", that's a bunch of crap. Nobody cared about "being surrounded by big markets" in the late 1980s when the Whalers were filling the Civic Center to 94% capacity. The economy does stink, and yes, the state government is horrible. But...if you build it they will come. All we heard for 3 years was whining and complaining about Dunkin Donuts Park...yet when it opened...close to 400,000 people went through the turnstiles...and suddenly, all the whining and complaining about the ballpark vanished.
  19. So even though David Benedict, the AD has said UConn will play the majority of their games at the XL Center, as long as the building is open, you're still convinced they're moving all of their hockey games to Storrs... OK Biggie...
  20. You guys are perfectly content with college hockey and the crappy AHL, you guys are perfectly content with UConn football, who is pretty much a national laughingstock, and college basketball, which at least on the men's side, has seen better days. Without the XL Center, there's no more talk of moving to a Power 5 conference. Without the XL Center, there is no more National Championships for men's basketball...without the XL Center, there's no more concerts, no more Disney on Ice, no more AHL. Geno said it perfectly a month or so ago when he volunteered to give up his salary for the year to help the budget...he said something along the lines of "You guys want UConn playing Rhode Island again??" From the way you guys (and others) talk...that's EXACTLY what you want. But don't care. p4277 is perfectly content sitting in Hamden watching Quinnipiac, and Monizzle and countless others are perfectly happy sitting in front of their computers *****ing and moaning instead of trying to make a difference. Again...let me see someone on here other than myself, Evo, Jersey or TeenWhalersFan have ANYTHING positive to say about Hartford, or the state, and maybe I'll change my mind. Otherwise...I'm dead on accurate.
  21. I think the embarr*****ing negativity of you and countless others is contributing to it, absolutely. One of the biggest things that needs to change in this state is the "can't do this because of X" mentality, which has gone on here for generations. It's not just you and Monizzle and the others's EVERYWHERE. I sit next to someone like you guys at the UConn games...perfectly nice guy...but he's as negative about things here as you guys are, and it drives me nuts. Just time...I'd like someone to say "we CAN do something" The truth is...the negativity in this state ****s. It really does.
  22. If the XL is there, UConn will still play the majority of their games there.'s shocking, but you're wrong again, Biggie.
  23. THHF didn't read the article. "Certainly, you wouldn't expect right now there'd be a lot of support from the state," Benedict said. "Although we need to check on that, I think there were some commitments made when we joined Hockey East, there might be some support. "We'll continue to play the majority of our games [at XL] *****uming we have the opportunity and XL continues to operate as it has, I think we can eventually get to 10,000 season ticketholders. I really do."
  24. Yeah, and the incredible negativity from you and p4277 and just about everyone else here that's not Evo, Jersey, TeenWhalersFan or myelf is just completely overwhelming. You know something??? With "fans" like you guys running around...we'll NEVER get the NHL.
  25. "It's an opinion piece but it has actual facts. The fact is millenials are leaving this state and being one who is here and wants hockey back i see this daily. Their parents are also selling their houses. These aren't opinions but actual realities." It's still an opinion piece. There might be facts in the piece...that's true, but it's still an opinion piece. Millenials are leaving the state. Nobody is arguing that. But it takes more than millenials to make a city.