New Edmonton arena

Discussion in 'NHL' started by Andrew8468, May 17, 2012.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    The past ownership might have failed, but now the Coyotes are a contender even if they weren't own by the NHL. PhillyFan wasn't the point and so is you're, there has NOT been one major Phoenix team closed shop and moved town yet. Phoenix and the rest of Arizona can support a team, that why we are one of the few cities with all 4 major sport teams and I been hearing Phoenix is trying to land a MLS team now, so seems like the teams keep on coming.
     
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    When you have a self-sustaining team -- not owned by the league they run in -- and are not asking for subsidies to keep the team there, we will talk. You were competitive last year so there may be a few extra seats sold. Lets see how you do when you play like the Leafs for a couple of years.
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    It seemed like the past couple of years the Coyotes has beating the Leafs.
     
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Well, who hasn't really.

    Not a good period for Toronto teams.
     
  5. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Outstanding contenders. No one is arguing about the southern teams being competitive or not. We are talking about how well they can do on the business end of it. And the whether or not Jamison can afford the team or not doesn't matter. The league has proven that they can not do due diligence on an individual anyway. Matt Hulsizer (sp?) was getting the team for basically free. And of course the forever black eye of Boots. Yeah he had ties to the Sharks and loved to play golf with Mario so he just floated by that process. Anytime Bettman mentions due diligence it just makes me laugh.

    And again teams need to fill the seats win or loose. With 30 teams not all are going to win. What does the league want or think is going to happen? The Canadiens, Leafs, Flyers, Rangers are going to just loose since they make money anyway just so that the welfare teams could have a winning record to put butts in the seats? And the cost of airfare out of Canada is certainly helping those southern teams but the league spins that news to fit there stats.

    2011-2012 NHL Attendance - National Hockey League - ESPN

    Just sayin.
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Oh ouch, attacking the Coyotes again. Trying to provide no one attends the game. :rolleyes:
     
  7. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Why does the league have to expand?:scratch: And if it did I can think of a lot of places it could expand before Houston.
     
  8. FlyersFan76

    FlyersFan76 Member

    Please don't say Kansas City. :)
     
  9. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    With having the pleasure of enjoying a Canadian winter I noticed the covered concourse from the arena to a mall/parking area that made a lot of sense. With the talent of the 80's teams the project would be a 24/7 operation. The current squad is building, attendance will always be 100% in the 88% hockey (CFL Eskimos 12 titles) town.

    I guess plank owners aren't ready to abandon the memories of Rexall Place. It is the third oldest NHL venue with a 1974 opening.
     
  10. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    Looks like the arena is a go. Groundbreaking in August to open in 2016
     
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Cool! The Edmonton Jizz.
     
  12. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

  13. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    And the arena will have a name

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  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Sky Dome :)
     
  15. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Wow. They cut a lot of money from the budget. It lost a lot of character since the OP.
     
  16. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Should call it Tim Hortons Place
     
  17. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

    Tim Hortons Field [​IMG]
     
  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    They should call it the Crockpot Center
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  19. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

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