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Aceface905

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  1. The biggest issue IMO is that half the league is owned by Barry Soskin, and my understanding is he's persona non grata in the SPHL (and probably most other reputable hockey leagues lol). Winston-Salem is probably his first genuine success since he set up shop in Toledo at the dawn of the ECHL, but a lot of that is down to a front office that actually knows what the hell they're doing.
  2. All is well--for now anyway: http://www.wwnytv.com/story/39026678/wolves-to-call-watertown-arena-home-for-another-year
  3. I thought part of the equation with the RiverKings was the Landers Center having gotten the G-League in last year. The FHL has been sniffing around the more marginal markets ever since they put a team in Winston-Salem and found someone competent to run it. They were looking at Asheville but couldn't get enough weekend dates to make it work this year.
  4. From my understanding the FHL's overtures toward Asheville were aimed at the Western NC Agriculture Expo Center, not the Asheville Civic Center, using a temporary rink, but they weren't able to get enough weekend dates to do anything with.
  5. So a couple expansion threads from now, barring an ECHL relocation superseding it...
  6. Speaking of new arenas and feasibility studies did anyone ever see this? Savannah, GA’s consideration of a new arena, with permanent ice and very likely a full-time hockey team included... was there any progress on this?
  7. Would a new arena have ice though?
  8. I was always under the impression that the building was the biggest sticking point for getting another team back in Greensboro.
  9. It's very much in that classic ECHL group as a market. For their historical support levels--and especially market size--they deserve a team, and it's sad/ridiculous that they don't.
  10. I did one create-a-team and got so exhausted by the process I didn't even make it through the expansion draft. Nice work!
  11. The Rebels are notable for A—actually having a Turner Cup on their mantle, in 1959; and B—being the direct successor to my old hometown’s older team, the Huntington Hornets (1956-57).
  12. I must be old as hell. Louisville has had several teams over the years. It’s been almost 20 years since their last one though—their owner salted the earth to such an extent that nobody’s made a real effort to bring a team back, and I don’t think the State Fair complex even has an ice plant these days.
  13. A tiered setup would be interesting. But aren't the salary caps in the FHL and SPHL still pretty close to each other? This would be something where the two sides would have to sit down together, open their books up, and figure out how best to mesh things up.
  14. I’m still trying to figure out how the hell Winston-Salem happened, given the rank ineptitude of the rest of the league
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