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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby tantalum » Thu May 16, 2013 11:46 am

From other boards it looks like Utica, New York is a strong possibility. Syracuse owner is on record as saying he'd waive his territorial rights because he believes it will bring a great new rivalry (thus putting more people in seats).

Utica was where the Flames were rumoured to be moving Abbotsford when everyone thought the canucks would move Peoria to that barn.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby black ace » Thu May 16, 2013 11:56 am

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby sagebrush » Sun May 26, 2013 7:47 am

AHL complications...
Utica wants a team and is willing to talk guaranteed revenue because they don’t have much else to sell. They have an old, beaten up facility, which seats 4,000 and needs major refurbishing to get up to AHL standards.

If the Canucks go in there for a couple of years, it’s a sure money pit if they don’t have the city willing to offer up the public trough.

Abbotsford desperately wants the Canucks and it wasn’t an Abbotsford-Vancouver negotiation where this all fell apart.

It’s partially true the Flames were willing to move on, and leave their deal behind. They were not, however, eager to do
it. There are a couple places they’re willing to go, but they’re not ready right now for an AHL team. So, to part ways
with BC and this glorious deal, Calgary wanted money. A lot of money.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri May 31, 2013 5:59 pm

I don't really care where they go I just want to have our own farm team where we have control on player development. I still think Abbotsford would be ideal from a fan base point of view.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Boston Canucker » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:41 pm



I suppose they'll keep them in the AHL Western conference to keep things balanced. Wish they'd get pushed to the East, I've got 3 eastern AHL teams an hour's drive away...could check out the baby canucks a few times a year.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Topper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Utica is a done deal.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Topper wrote:Utica is a done deal.


Love it. We are often in the South-East Ontario and go skiing/beer drinking in Vermont...going to make winters even more fun....
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby rats19 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Arachnid wrote:
Topper wrote:Utica is a done deal.


Love it. We are often in the South-East Ontario and go skiing/beer drinking in Vermont...going to make winters even more fun....

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Topper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:26 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Classic Gillis! LMAO...the smartest man in the world, the best GM EVER! According to himself, the legend in his own mind. Nice one, so now we get to see our prospects spend a year, spread apart and around the AHL with different teams which is great for team building. The Players Agent and Gillman just up to their usual antics. The amazing program of developing our kids that Gillis has set in place continues with flying colors.

Can Aquaman please fire the Players Agent and his band of merry men NOW!

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Arachnid » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:36 pm

Topper wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Classic Gillis! LMAO...the smartest man in the world, the best GM EVER! According to himself, the legend in his own mind. Nice one, so now we get to see our prospects spend a year, spread apart and around the AHL with different teams which is great for team building. The Players Agent and Gillman just up to their usual antics. The amazing program of developing our kids that Gillis has set in place continues with flying colors.

Can Aquaman please fire the Players Agent and his band of merry men NOW!

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:40 pm

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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby SKYO » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:13 pm

Many teams keep similar branding to their parent club, texas stars, worcester sharks, albany devils etc. And take the NHL logo and convert it a bit to their city.

I think it would be wise to keep the name of Canucks for Utica, it's like free advertising on the EastCoast.

The Utica Canucks

Can simply take our stick in rink logo and turn it 90 degrees ccw for 'u'. :D
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:25 pm

SKYO wrote:Many teams keep similar branding to their parent club, texas stars, worcester sharks, albany devils etc. And take the NHL logo and convert it a bit to their city.

I think it would be wise to keep the name of Canucks for Utica, it's like free advertising on the EastCoast.

The Utica Canucks

Can simply take our stick in rink logo and turn it 90 degrees ccw for 'u'. :D


You are aware of what "Canuck" means right?

Utica Yanks would be perfect... but somehow I doubt the ball club would agree.
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Re: Canucks buy Peoria Rivermen - AHL

Postby sagebrush » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:28 pm

You mean, we're not all Canucks?
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