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Hawks buy the Hogs

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:18 am
by wolves01

Re: Hawks buy the Hogs

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:43 pm
by Mike
Well that's interesting. Also a 15 year lease at the BMO Harris rink in Rockford.

Re: Hawks buy the Hogs

Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 11:54 am
by nmuwildcat
Well, that's something I never thought I would see. The City of Rockford must really be hurting for money because they bought the AHL franchise to ensure they were never left holding the empty bag during the yearly affiliation merry-go-round changes.

I can't wait for a few years down the road when the Hawks aren't happy with the upgrades (if they ever happen) and use an escape clause to move the affiliation to Indianapolis.

Re: Hawks buy the Hogs

Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 10:34 am
by Mike
Yes this is just a matter of time. They will use that as leverage to get what they want. I am still in shock that the Hawks bought the Hogs outright. The only thing that Rockford has is location. I'm sure they would love to swap places with the Wolves but that isn't going to happen.