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About Oldcat
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    Backup Goalie
  • Birthday 02/17/1961
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    Milton florida
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    Pensacola Ice Flyers
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  1. Hurricane Nate News

    A bit of fence damage is all I had. Power stayed on. Some damage from downed trees and storm surge reported around Pensacola. Very sparse.
  2. Hurricane Nate News

    My property is mostly secured. I'll finish the rest in the morning. Spend the rest of Saturday watching hockey until the power goes out. Waiting on Nate in Milton, Florida.
  3. A link to another Pensacola news outlet with more detail on the 2 sites considered. http://pulsegulfcoast.com/2017/10/as-pensacola-looks-to-be-lone-contender-for-nba-g-league-team-developers-submit-unsolicited-plans-for-arena
  4. I caught it, but gave it a pass.
  5. Mr. Doan was killed in a car accident yesterday according to this report. http://www.hockeynewsnorth.com/aaa/rest-peace-michael-doan/ Other news outlets have yet to name the victim in the crash. My Northern Michigan University Hockey forums are also reporting this.
  6. Farewell to the Joe

    As a born "Detroiter", I missed "Olympia" when it closed and now I will miss "The Joe". A lot of good memories from both facilities. I will head north for a game at "Lil' C" next season and possibly catch the Wings in Las Vegas. Please note that not all Red Wing fans are "insufferable", some of us are quite affable.
  7. I have always been a "when you control your own destiny, control it", guy. The Roanoke and Columbus standings rumble for the last spot should be fun to watch. Especially with 3 games down the stretch against each other.
  8. Pensacola needs to get one point in their last seven games to clinch a playoff spot.
  9. Rod Aldoff has returned to coach the Ice Flyers. https://pensacolaiceflyers.com/rod-aldoff-returns-to-coach-ice-flyers/
  10. My "feeling" was based on the poor record of the team. "Since the beginning of this year", meant calendar year 2017.
  11. A few thoughts. This decision was probably in motion before this weekend. You don't just find a new coach overnight. New coach will be announced via press release 9AM CT tomorrow. Team leaves on a road trip tomorrow night. I dislike how a 15W-15L-6OT/SOL is considered .500. Points wise yes, but in reality they have 21 losses. The Ice Flyers don't seem to have the snipers this year. A lot of shots on goal, but mostly into the goalie, not the corners and such. They have made goalies look good. I have talked to Mr. Harris a few times each season and he is dedicated to excellence on the ice. I've had a feeling this might happen since the beginning of the year.
  12. Valid concerns. A few years ago, I drew a design that placed the facility further to the east (picture right). I had a smaller handicap parking area and drop off zone off of 9th Ave. My thought was to construct the convention hall/event area first and then replace the arena. Convention space was 400 feet long by 250 feet wide open span area, 100,000 square feet. This would have allowed convention style events to continue and allow the Ice Flyers to play on a temporary ice surface for a season or two. My seating estimate was 3800 in the temporary space. SMG, ah SMG. I have seen them run facilities very good and very bad. I feel this must be a local issue as opposed to corporate.
  13. I saw that as well. The Bay Center roof line overhangs the arena a bit. Roof dimensions roughly 390' by 340'. This is the ground level layout, perhaps there is some second level seating. The layout also appears slightly under scale.
  14. The topic of replacing the Bay Center is being kicked around again. Here are some links to the PNJ article and Rick’s Blog. http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/12/15/group-proposes-replacing-pensacola-bay-center/95469868/ http://ricksblog.biz/bay-center-may-become-indoor-sports-center/ The interesting facets to this proposal are: 1. Abandonment of the I-110 south ramp to Gregory Street. 2. The reduction in size of the arena seating bowl to 5000. 3. 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibition/sporting space. Overall I like the concept. They need to place a fixed wall between the arena and the exhibit space. A parking garage built to the north of the facility in the hotel parking lot would be nice. 5000 seats in the horseshoe configuration is fine for hockey and basketball, this would allow for 6000 for concerts with floor seating. It looks similar to something I drew up as an arena and convention center on this spot. Diagram of the proposal. Note the dashed line outline of the bay center.
  15. If the puck was in the net before contact with the defenseman, it is a good goal.
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