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Scaled Down Plans for XL Center

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On 9/12/2018 at 10:20 AM, jimmytheidiotboy said:

Such a travesty. 

Transforming the XLC into a college building is great for UConn but not great for professional hockey.

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2 hours ago, jimmytheidiotboy said:

It's not even great for UCONN. There goes any chance of getting into a Power 5 Conference.

I was talking about UConn hockey. 

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12 hours ago, jimmytheidiotboy said:

Or ever...

Was there ever a time when Hartford actually had a real shot at getting the NHL back? Larry Gottesdiener spent several years trying to bring an NHL team here before giving up. And then there was Howard Baldwin's failed plan to test the market by taking over the business operations of the Wolf Pack and rebranding them at the Connecticut Whale. 

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11 hours ago, CTWhalers said:

Was there ever a time when Hartford actually had a real shot at getting the NHL back? Larry Gottesdiener spent several years trying to bring an NHL team here before giving up. And then there was Howard Baldwin's failed plan to test the market by taking over the business operations of the Wolf Pack and rebranding them at the Connecticut Whale. 

If Baldwin was legit,  that probably would have been the best shot. Unfortunately his group quickly ran out of money and the whole thing fell apart rather quickly. 

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True that Larry Gottsdeiner said he wanted to bring back the Whalers in 2006. He had a half a billion dollars in Hartford real estate at the time. 

 

Now fast forward to 2018 June and now Gottsdeiner is the sole reason why the NHL isn't coming back. He refused to sell the Atrium, even after two third party estimates of its value.  He doesn't have to sell but at the same time he has neglected the Atrium for over a decade.  Broken escalators, aging elevators and zero retail rented space, along with infamously un cleaned bathrooms. 

This guy is right up there on the evil list with Karnanos and Rowland.  I hope he gets what he deserves  

There is zero chance of the NHL returning without the atrium which is needed to make the XL NHL ready.

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