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Sarge18

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Expansion to Vegas Apparently "Done Deal"

10 December 2014 - 04:48 PM

Supposedly, they did have a local buyer lined up.  However, the group that bought the Hawks also bought the arena.  Or maybe it was the arena was sold to a different group.  Doesn't matter, but the new owners of the arena did not want the Thrashers.  Wanted to keep the dates open for other events.  That is when they realized they had no choice but to sell to True North.

 

Atlanta Spirit Group owned the Hawks, Thrashers, and the Phillips Arena.  Word around Atlanta was what they really wanted was 41 more open arena dates that were not tied to losing money on the Thrashers.  So no matter what alternative local ownership group may have come around, they were not going to make it easy to keep the team in the building.

In Topic: 2014-15 Prospect Thread

23 November 2014 - 08:08 AM

Hmmm Kerfoot's numbers look great but he seems to be in a weak conference playing the Bentleys and Yales of the world. Good to see nonetheless

 

While the ECAC isnt full of traditional powerhouse teams like some of the other conferences, and is full of Ivy League schools dont let that lull you into thinking its a weak conference.  Union and Yale are the last two national champions, Quinnipac, Colgate, and Cornell are solid programs.  The top ECAC teams are as good as anyone in the country, and all the NCAA conferences have their bottom feeders.  The league is also traditionally very defensive as the schools havent always been able to bring in top flight offensive recruits.  Harvard also plays a strong out of conference schedule with a full list of games against the other Boston area Hockey East teams.  I wouldnt worry about Kerfoot's qualcomp,if he puts up good numbers at Harvard, it isnt due to beating up on weak teams.

In Topic: It there any logic to determining suspensions???

09 November 2014 - 10:43 AM

There have been two great takes on this over the years.

http://www.downgoesb...nsions.html?m=1

And

http://www.nhlwheelofjustice.com

There's no rhyme or reason in most of these decisions. However in the carter Ashton case his penalty is dictated by the CBA.