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Old 09-19-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Big name players are starting to sign deals in Europe. I wonder if the contracts have the option to return if/when NHL action begins or if the European clubs have locked them in for the season.

Kudos to the MLS props in this thread. Though, I won't give up on the NHL until it actually dies.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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How about the Badgers? Exchange one Big 10 rodent for another..

Or is this a Jerry Lundegaard moment?
- How ya doin', Wade? - Yah. Pretty good. - What you watchin' there? - Gophers. - Who they playin'? - Oooh.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: England
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Soccer is a great alternative, but don't count out the AHL. I've got season tickets, and I'll tell ya, it's still great hockey. Especially with the lockout, you'll see some familiar NHL faces around.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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Soccer is a great alternative, but don't count out the AHL. I've got season tickets, and I'll tell ya, it's still great hockey. Especially with the lockout, you'll see some familiar NHL faces around.
Cheers to that! The AHL is a great alternative. I live in DC, and I really enjoy making road-trips to Hershey to see the Bears play. It's a great experience: good affordable seats and food, great hockey and a great atmosphere. And you can tell the city of Hershey is really proud of its team. Plus it's really fun to see a lot of those guys make the Capitals, a good example being Braden Holtby. I saw him play a few games in Hershey last year and I fully expect him to win over the #1 position in Washington very soon.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: England
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Cheers to that! The AHL is a great alternative. I live in DC, and I really enjoy making road-trips to Hershey to see the Bears play. It's a great experience: good affordable seats and food, great hockey and a great atmosphere. And you can tell the city of Hershey is really proud of its team. Plus it's really fun to see a lot of those guys make the Capitals, a good example being Braden Holtby. I saw him play a few games in Hershey last year and I fully expect him to win over the #1 position in Washington very soon.
Also, doesn't it seem like they try harder at the AHL? I know the Rampage are rated pretty highly for fan experience. They take pretty good care of their season ticket holders. It seems like we're always getting free stuff!
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Soccer is a great alternative, but don't count out the AHL. I've got season tickets, and I'll tell ya, it's still great hockey. Especially with the lockout, you'll see some familiar NHL faces around.
There was a point in time when the Chicago Wolves sold more tickets than the Hawks (without a lockout). I think they will see another surge.

I used to go to IHL games in Kalamazoo, MI when I was a kid. Great times for dirt cheap. Tickets were $8-12 (granted this was the mid 90s). I fear this lockout could torpedo the Coyotes. If so I hope the Roadrunners come back on the minor circuit.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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There was a point in time when the Chicago Wolves sold more tickets than the Hawks (without a lockout). I think they will see another surge.

I used to go to IHL games in Kalamazoo, MI when I was a kid. Great times for dirt cheap. Tickets were $8-12 (granted this was the mid 90s). I fear this lockout could torpedo the Coyotes. If so I hope the Roadrunners come back on the minor circuit.
I live in Fort Wayne and the Komets played K Zoo all the time. Funny. I also actually still have a roadrunners jersey somewhere! I'd hope they could come back too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I live in Fort Wayne and the Komets played K Zoo all the time. Funny. I also actually still have a roadrunners jersey somewhere! I'd hope they could come back too.
One of the Wings/Komets games I saw had fights after the opening puck dropped. It was like Slap Shot. Loved it. Fantastic memories. Are the Komets still around? Are they, by chance, in the league the Wings are in now?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Gawd the NFL season has taken a turn for the stupid, the NHL in lockout. This winter is going to suck bigtime.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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One of the Wings/Komets games I saw had fights after the opening puck dropped. It was like Slap Shot. Loved it. Fantastic memories. Are the Komets still around? Are they, by chance, in the league the Wings are in now?
Yes, I believe they are both in the ECHL now. I grew up in Fort Wayne and LOVED Komet games. Remember the Indianapolis Ice/ Komets rivalry? Those were some intense matches.
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