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by Hunt
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

I also think that if there is a season travel will be reduced a ton...I'd bet even more Rockford and Milwaukee. Maybe teams like Grand Rapids and Iowa come here once for a two game series in two nights. But that's about it...
by Hunt
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

Very fair points. I agree the ECHL has no reason to be on the same calendar as the NHL/AHL (whether they should be or not is another interesting debate for another day). My only question is I don't see how it's profitable to run an indoor league right now. I know a lot of the ECHL is in places with ...
by Hunt
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

I still go back to my original belief that it's going to be what the NHL wants to support financially. I don't believe it will be anything close to profitable (for at least many teams) for the AHL to play this season at all. For an AHL season to happen, I think the NHL (or the AHL team affiliates) w...
by Hunt
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

I will also bet money that the season will not start on Feb 5.
by Hunt
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen
Replies: 47
Views: 6226

Re: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen

Good lord, this got out of control. Sorry for whatever role I played in that. In terms of the topic at hand (remember that?), I stand by what I said earlier. As a newer, small market team in a non-traditional market, the Hurricanes have clearly focused in their newer ownership group on expanding the...
by Hunt
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen
Replies: 47
Views: 6226

Re: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen

They've been slowly building a nice regional base there. They just got an ECHL team in South Carolina too. say what? greenville has had a team for 18 of the last 22 seasons (last 10 in a row) and the stingrays are going on year 28 of their franchise.....i'd say that a little more than slowly buildi...
by Hunt
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen
Replies: 47
Views: 6226

Re: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen

It will be interesting to hear the story when it comes out of what happened between Carolina and Charlotte. They've been slowly building a nice regional base there. They just got an ECHL team in South Carolina too. The AHL team was successful too. There's obviously more to the story...and more than ...
by Hunt
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

Based on what?

None of us have any clue how our country will be with the virus this winter. I am very curious why December is too early but January will be ready to go...
by Hunt
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

Mike, agreed. The question is, since NHL teams will be footing the bill anyway, would they rather then be paying an AHL season (at extra pandemic cost) or keep prospects local with a taxi squad. THAT is the question. If the NHL wants to foot the bill, a season can happen with limited fans. But the A...
by Hunt
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: On The Ice
Topic: December 4 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2835

Re: December 4 2020

Yes, it can be done outdoors, in a tiny stadium, at an insanely low level of play, with basically no pay to the players, with no professional treatment. You can't compare an outdoors league of leftovers playing to hold off life for another summer and praying they get noticed to the indoor top develo...