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#1
Quote from: herman on Today at 07:45:41 AMhttps://twitter.com/hockeynewshub/status/1779457300681372108
Smart move by whats turning out to be a smart player. I am very happy about this development
#2
I know a lot of people on this board wanted this move. I invested a lot of income over the years going to see the Leafs and other teams play the Yotes.  I had some really good times and am sad to see the franchise go.  I don't think the ownership group was paying there bills. Pity, as another group may have secured the Loop site and it would have worked there.  Salt Lake is one weird place
#3
what are the Cap considerations if Murray does come back?  Is it even possible?
#4
Leafs are signing Webber and it looks like he is join the big team for the last two games.  The article in the Athletic making it seem like he may see some game action and if he does well, maybe even time in the playoffs. Wow. I thought this guy would go to the Marlie's and season there for bit.
#5
Just noticed that Noah Chadwick has been assigned to the Marlies (now Lethbridge is out of the playoffs) and is practising with the team. Don't think he will see any game action but good to work with the players and the development team.
#6
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 09, 2024, 05:27:05 PM
Quote from: OldTimeHockey on April 09, 2024, 04:19:05 PM
Quote from: Highlander on April 09, 2024, 11:01:28 AM
Quote from: Rob on April 08, 2024, 05:01:58 PM
Quote from: herman on April 08, 2024, 04:40:25 PMhttps://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1777428086163693744
lol.



So really, the only person on the planet who wants NHL hockey in Arizona is Gary Bettman.
The Mayor is a dick. I know the parcel of land in question, right beside Desert Ridge Mall (a really nice mall), also boarders a very chic shopping street and resto's a that have become a bit of a white elephant. The Arena would cure that problem big time. Believe me, the site is perfect.

Do we really think that Arizona is a case of "if we build it, they will come"? The team has not had an average attendance of over 15k since 2005/2006. And even with that, they've only had 5 seasons (out of 26), where they've been above that 15,000 mark. Perhaps 13-15k is sufficient to make the team viable, but considering they spent 2012-2020 in that range and there was constant talk of the team being broke, I'd say it isn't.
When the Coyotes started they were downtown and doing the numbers (a tough venue to reach in its own right).  The new local is way better than downtown or Gila for that matter. Hockey will work there.  The entire area, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert are exploding with growth, most are coming in from the N.E where hockey is huge. So in five more years with the current rate of growth the local will be one of the most populated area's in the US.  The market will grow into the team. And I have been around the area enough to know that hockey is important there.  And don't forget Matthews and Knies impact on the kids that live there. They are hero's. What is saying Salt Lake or Houston will be any better?  Then your building from scratch.
#7
Quote from: Arn on April 09, 2024, 08:06:36 AM
Quote from: Highlander on April 06, 2024, 05:21:10 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 06, 2024, 01:23:38 PM
Quote from: Highlander on April 06, 2024, 11:51:51 AM
Quote from: herman on April 06, 2024, 11:25:48 AMThe Marlies have enough players now for two teams.
Even better Herman, as we can now cherry pick the best players. Imagine if Greybonkin becomes available.
Thats actually not good. Players need to play to develop.
Get rid of some of the deadwood like the guys who are never going to get a spin in the big show and play the hell out of our real top prospects

Yes. And then when we do need guys to fill out the roster in future round the young they won't sign cos they (or their friends) got treated like shit. Good idea.
Looks like they are sending a lot of players to other EHCL teams.  I just want to see the few guys who will perhaps join us after their playoffs are over;  Grebyonkin, Miettinen and any others that may make our team. I am sure the Marlies as a class organization will treat all players fairly and professionally.
#8
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 09, 2024, 11:01:28 AM
Quote from: Rob on April 08, 2024, 05:01:58 PM
Quote from: herman on April 08, 2024, 04:40:25 PMhttps://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1777428086163693744
lol.



So really, the only person on the planet who wants NHL hockey in Arizona is Gary Bettman.
The Mayor is a dick. I know the parcel of land in question, right beside Desert Ridge Mall (a really nice mall), also boarders a very chic shopping street and resto's a that have become a bit of a white elephant. The Arena would cure that problem big time. Believe me, the site is perfect.
#9
Benoit having a iffy start
#10
Quote from: bustaheims on April 08, 2024, 02:25:22 PMAs long as tonight turns out better than the eclipse did in the city . . . stupid overcast skies.
Raining here in BC
#11
Quote from: Guilt Trip on April 06, 2024, 01:23:38 PM
Quote from: Highlander on April 06, 2024, 11:51:51 AM
Quote from: herman on April 06, 2024, 11:25:48 AMThe Marlies have enough players now for two teams.
Even better Herman, as we can now cherry pick the best players. Imagine if Greybonkin becomes available.
Thats actually not good. Players need to play to develop.
Get rid of some of the deadwood like the guys who are never going to get a spin in the big show and play the hell out of our real top prospects
#12
Quote from: herman on April 06, 2024, 11:25:48 AMThe Marlies have enough players now for two teams.
Even better Herman, as we can now cherry pick the best players. Imagine if Greybonkin becomes available.
#13
General NHL News & Views / Re: 2023-24 NHL Thread
April 06, 2024, 10:36:13 AM
Quote from: herman on April 05, 2024, 12:30:40 PMhttps://twitter.com/ArizonaCoyotes/status/1776084324225568851
The proposed location is 30 min from downtown Phoenix, about 20ish miles, so that's like... the Leafs relocating to Markham.
Not quite, I have spent 8 of my last winters in Scottsdale and it a frikken fantastic location, the city is expanding on all sides and the loop 101 is a great access road as are Scottsdale, Hayden, Cave Creek and Pima.
It is the best location I can imagine. It would be about 15 minutes from my rental in Carefree, better than the hour and crazy traffic to get to Gila.
#15
Ya the guy who scores 3 beauty's in 3 games doesn't make your squad?