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Old 04-21-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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What do y'all think the chances of the Thrashers eventually leaving Atlanta for somewhere like Las Vegas or somewhere else? The Thrashers,IMO,don't get much support in Atlanta(I don't think Atlantans like the ticket prices).
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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They won't come here to Vegas, (at least not any time soon). We don't have a decent arena (proposals are on the way for several sites), fan support is not that good (average about 4,500 for Wranglers ECHL games), plus the economy has decimated jobs here so creating ticket revenue will be a challenge to say the least.

Personally, if the Coyotes move to Winnipeg then I would think the Thrashers would move back north to one of the areas listed in the "Next City" thread.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That would be the second time ATL lost a hockey team. I don't think its a great sports town. Maybe college, but not pro. I'd move the team to KC.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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That would be the second time ATL lost a hockey team. I don't think its a great sports town. Maybe college, but not pro. I'd move the team to KC.
Would you be ever so inclined to give Houston a try? How's the AHL scene there?
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Winnipeg or Quebec. I think it's time for the NHL to stop experimenting with the Southern cities unless there is solid evidence to show that they will be successful. One start would be to stop placing teams in towns where they'll be competing against other big entertainment options.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Would you be ever so inclined to give Houston a try? How's the AHL scene there?
Thats a debate in the Houston and Hockey forums. I would love it, but I think too many would treat it as a novelty after the first couple years. Especially w footballs popularity I could see a lot of empty sets until Jaunuary.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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That would be the second time ATL lost a hockey team. I don't think its a great sports town. Maybe college, but not pro. I'd move the team to KC.

Atlanta loved the Minor League Knights in the 1990s,but I guess it was because of the price of the tickets!
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Winnipeg or Quebec. I think it's time for the NHL to stop experimenting with the Southern cities unless there is solid evidence to show that they will be successful. One start would be to stop placing teams in towns where they'll be competing against other big entertainment options.
If you do that you'll be limiting yourself to significantly small cities. A better thing for the NHL to do with Southern teams is have them play a lot of games in other cities in the region. I mean look at Nashville. You've got Huntsville, Birmingham, Paducah, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville all within a few hours drive. Huntsville and Knoxville have supported SPHL teams for years, and Huntsville had teams in other leagues for years before that as well as a D-I college team. Why not have the Predators go play a few home games in these cities and build a regional following? Yeah you might lose out on ticket sales in cities with small arenas, but long term you're building a fanbase for the team.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Move em to Milwaukee, Hamilton, Kansas City, Hartford, or Quebec.

After Winnipeg gets the Coyotes of course.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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The south should stick to the minors.
You can never fill an arena with 15-20000 hockey fans,but they will probably do well in arenas with 5-10000.
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