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Member Since 11 Oct 2003
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In Topic: Oh captain, my captain

06 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

KOVY????? Really? Don't see it.

In Topic: Oh captain, my captain

03 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Elias doesn't need the "C", he is already the strongest leader and teacher on the team.
He wore it once and tried to do too much, but he is easily the best candidate.

In Topic: Is revenue sharing only way to avoid lockout?

03 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

It works in the NFL because teams do not have local tv deals for their games, unlike the NHL. The structure of the NHL schedule will never allow for the bulk of the tv revenue to come from the national deals. I completely agree revenue sharing needs to be improved if they want to keep the smaller markets. To do that, going to need teams to give a chunk of their local tv revenue into a centralized pool. Teams like the Rangers and Leafs that own their tv network are making fortunes from their deals, but the networks are "separate" businesses so the league would have to deal with creative accounting. These teams can easily say the network is "paying" the team $100/game for the broadcast rights, thus showing the network is making all the money instead of the team.

Great point.

In Topic: Flyers renew affiliation with Trenton

02 August 2012 - 08:58 AM

For what it is worth, I know someone whose boss is co-owner of the Titans and I was able to speak to her about the team's affiliation over the years. When the Devils took over, they pretty much disenfranchised the longtime fanbase without effectively building new interest. This past season was about re-establishing the Titans' role in the community and bringing back the old loyalists... they went back to the old logos, similar uniforms, etc. The owners are Flyers fans, so I am sure that connection is beneficial to that effect for them, as well.

Mid-week attendance was spotty, but they drew decent crowds for weekend games. They also started a really cool tradition of having military personnel home on leave or recently returned from duty as the ceremonial puck droppers, then allowing them and their family members to hang out in the boxes/suites to watch the game, eat free food, etc. Really nice.

This is dead on accurate. My Brother lives near Trenton, hates being a Devil fan trapped in Flyer territory, and had season ticket for the Titans. He would often meet Devils players watching friends or family playing in the ECHL. When the Alaska Aces played the Titans in the playoffs my brother meet Scott Gomez who invited him to thier luxuary box where Dano, Gionta and Pando were all hanging out watching the Titans playoff game.

Once the Devils changed the identity, they virtually KILLED that franchise and turned off the fan base. My brother just lost interest in them and stopped going.

Now that the TITANS are back he will probably renew his season tickets and I will start going to the games again, regardless of thier affliation.

In Topic: Where can the Devils find a D for F swap?

23 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

St. Louis looks like the only viable team with both the Forward Depth and Defensive need to make a deal.

Would they drop Berglund?