Heat Leaving Abby

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Heat Leaving Abby

Postby Topper » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:02 am

Abbotsford has paid off the Heat to leave, Glen falls, NY is a possible destination.

Here's hoping the Comets do not move to the Fraser Valley.
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:34 am

Why?
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby rats19 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:36 am

Too much travel for one..unless another team or 2 get there also..
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:38 am

Paid $5.5 million to leave. What a disaster.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/abbotsford-heat-leave-city-with-12m-in-losses-1.2610985

And a total of $12 million since 2009. I'm sure Abbotsford would like the Comets in that building, but I think they're tied to Utica for five years. Really not sure what Abbotsford is going to do, because I have my doubts about the area supporting another WHL team.
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:27 pm

I think the bay Canucks would draw in Abbotsford. It would also be easier for the Canucks to scout the team. Travel would be longer and more costly. I think it would be a good move. Not sure what their contract status with Utica is and if they gave any out clauses.
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby herb » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:42 am

What a disaster.

The AHL is an east coast league. The closest team to Abbotsford is in Iowa for fuck sakes. The Comets would make sense in the Lower Mainland if there was any semblance of a western presence, which there isn't.
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Re: Heat Leaving Abby

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:46 pm

Keep the Canucks minor team in the east, the travel from abbotsford fucks with practice time. Kids need more time in ice and not in the air
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