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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:23 pm

CFP! wrote: Regardless, the fans wont come.


yes they will.......take a ganders at the attendance when the Wolves came to town.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby CFP! » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:54 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
CFP! wrote:Moving them to Abby, Aquaman buying the center, having the travel time for the players to the East, interrupting the BCHL Cheifs.

Most definitely a April fools joke. If you actually look at the AHL map of teams it's really silly to have a team way out west unless GMMG is planning on developing his own league....or AHL division. Team up the Western NHL teams and have and East and West AHL conferences. Regardless, the fans wont come.

Having them in the midwest still makes most sense. Especially if we are on a road trip. :drink:


Why do the Canucks give a shit about the BCHL??

This means AHL players can live in Vancouver, play 1/2 their games locally, and the transition from AHL to NHL is that much easier.

When they're in Chicago the best case scenario is the Canucks are playing out East when they're called up. Moving them here gives them a 50/50 shot of any call-up being a local pick-up.



Oh, so if we demote a player he can still keep his condo? lol....

I'm with Topper on this one. Dont bring the mini-Canucks to BC to be raped over lackluster reporters advice/lack of knowledge.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby CFP! » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:58 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
CFP! wrote: Regardless, the fans wont come.


yes they will.......take a ganders at the attendance when the Wolves came to town.



Sorry, not an attempt at the Canucks fans.....more at moving most AHL teams West to create a division. I'd be hard pressed to place a bet on attendance of a lesser known NHL team who owns an AHL squad in say.....Seattle, or LasVegas. Just spitballing.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Topper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:13 am

Sched becomes more balanced next year only highlighting why a Midwest farm club is advantageous. 3- 4 hr flight, often less, to any NHL city in the league.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Meds » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:35 am

Topper wrote:Sched becomes more balanced next year only highlighting why a Midwest farm club is advantageous. 3- 4 hr flight, often less, to any NHL city in the league.


That's true, but at the same time the realignment also means playing more games in our own time-zone and the next one over. Games back east will only comprise around 25%, if not less, of the total schedule.

Your point still stands based on the fact that Vancouver is the destination furthest from the rest of the league (both AHL and NHL).
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby herb » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:29 am

I agree with Topper that it doesn't make sense to have an AHL team in BC when the closest other AHL team is in Oklahoma...financially though, it would likely be a home run for the Canucks.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:24 pm

herb wrote:financially though, it would likely be a home run for the Canucks.

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Lancer » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:24 pm

No matter where they play, just the fact that Gillis and Co. can run their player development regime the way they want, without opposition from a partner organization more inclined for gate receipts than developing the parent club, makes nothing but sense considering Gillis' approach to it. Even so, putting the farm team in Abbotsford is a money-making proposition.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Topper » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:09 pm

Lancer wrote:Even so, putting the farm team in Abbotsford is a money-making proposition.

Not sure on that when you factor in the insane AHL travel for a west coast team.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby black ace » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:54 pm

Gillman just told the Team1040 he is currently in New York looking for a place for their new AHL team to play.

Could be a back-up plan but....
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby black ace » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Topper wrote:
Lancer wrote:Even so, putting the farm team in Abbotsford is a money-making proposition.

Not sure on that when you factor in the insane AHL travel for a west coast team.


The travel isint so bad when you only play on weekends.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby FAN » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:27 am

CFP! wrote:If you actually look at the AHL map of teams it's really silly to have a team way out west

I agree that travel wise, having the team out West isn't the best. However, having a team in Vancouver/near Vancouver might help in re-signing players down the line. I think Jannik Hansen spends his summers in Manitoba because he liked it there when he was playing for the Moose.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Topper » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:39 am

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby SKYO » Mon May 13, 2013 1:07 pm

"Peoria to join SPHL under former Rivermen management team

The Peoria Rivermen and professional hockey will continue on next fall in central Illinois as a frenetic series of events Monday saw one era end and a new one begin.

The Vancouver Canucks notified the Peoria Civic Center they will not operate their American Hockey League farm club in Peoria next season, officially ending Peoria's eight-year AHL run."
http://www.pjstar.com/news/x811437871/Vancouver-tells-Civic-Center-it-wont-operate-AHL-team-in-Peoria

The Canucks now have 30 days to resolve this AHL dilemma. :o

ffs having no AHL team will be a disaster! so get'r done MG/Gilman. :mad:

At least according to News1130Sports
"AHL source tells me this morning "Something is in the making, the Canucks will have an affiliate next year".
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby black ace » Tue May 14, 2013 11:45 am

This is another Gills mess.

Winnipeg was a great affiliate then we go to Chicago for 2 years which was a disaster. A team much more interested in winning then developing prospects. Now there are rumors that we will go dormant for a year while Gillis thinks about it. The fact that we had more prospects in the ECHL than AHL last year shows how bad our player development has been the last few years.

I think we will end up somewhere but FFS Gillis get your shit together.
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