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Geoff last won the day on October 22 2018

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  1. Geoff

    Team Payroll

    One way a guy could get some extra money is a job with a sponsor. Whether that guy actually does some work or not, that's up to the sponsor who is paying him. Although I'm sure that have never, ever happened. I do know of some guys who legitimately worked for a sponsor here in Pensacola and got paid a normal rate for that work. Typically only when they stayed in town over the summer.
  2. It's happened before. The ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers place in the Orleans Arena, connected to the Orleans Hotel & Casino, for years without any issues.
  3. The national governing body is the American Collegiate Hockey Association. It's like the NCAA but for non-varsity hockey. Most SEC schools compete at ACHA D3 in the SECHC but Kentucky is D2, Alabama is D1. Arkansas actually has D1 and D3 teams.
  4. The attendance is less important because sponsors heavily subsidize the cost of operations/players salaries. Once you find a company willing to buck the status quo of North American sports, you can have a professional team with attendance like that of a European hockey team.
  5. Yes, teams pay for ice time but the way the lease is in Pensacola, it's way cheaper than paying the amount specified for a game. Typically, from my experience, opening night is a decent crowd but not one of the largest simply because it's either fighting HS football or college football. This is the first year the Ice Flyers have done two $5 games without it being $5 Weekend and I'd say the experiment paid off. And if you think it's a sign the team cares more about getting affordable tickets for people than money, you don't understand why the Ice Flyers have continued to do these games. More people = more 50/50, Shirt off his Back, Chuck-a-Puck, and merch sales. More sales = more money.
  6. The reason the preseason game is free isn't because it's about letting the people know it's all about money. The reason it's free is actually about saving money. lol If they treat in like a real game, they have to pay rent on it like a real game. That's why you never see it called anything other than a scrimmage.
  7. I believe there was an interview with a representative from the Pelham government who said something like they were talking to multiple professional leagues at the time and hadn't cemented anything. We all knew the Coast, the A, and the NHL weren't coming. Really only left two options: the obvious fit and the league for which Pelham was a pipe dream.
  8. Greg wanted Rod to stay on for this past season but he was still under contract to Edmonton and they wanted him doing something, anything for them so he was scouting again. I think there was a brief negotiation after 2016-17 but Edmonton may have been asking for too much.
  9. Not necessarily. The Coast is a hoarder when it comes to trademarks, It's why Pensacola can't be the Ice Pilots, Biloxi couldn't be the Sea Wolves, why QC can't be the Mallards if/when they join, etc. If you've got the money and motivation to work it out with them (ex. IceGators, Cottonmouths, Colorado Eagles and their move to the AHL with the same name). The ECHL likes to do it kinda as a built-in non-compete clause and so they can do this: ECHL Vintage Shop. This could simply be a move so no one else can use the name.
  10. There's also an attempt to launch a renegade Jr. league called the USA Central Hockey League but they've been radio silent for close to two months. This could be a way to keep them from using just the CHL name as some of the faces behind the USACHL were behind the C1HL that failed to launch twice.
  11. Am I reading too much into that quote? That seems like deliberate phrasing to say "a league change is possible" without actually saying it.
  12. Someone doesn't like research or factual accuracy. As it stands, Louisiana currently has two Jr. teams with the Mudbugs of the NAHL and the Louisiana Drillers of the NA3HL.
  13. That's not even apples and oranges. That's apples and aluminum foil. And show me a coach in this league who has coached more than a handful of games in this league (essentially not the midseason replacements) who hasn't done that. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Bremner and Espo have done it already. I may not be with the team anymore but I know what happened in that instance and it's a little more complicated than it sounds. It honestly was a simple mistake. For those firmly on the "Bes pays his players under the table" train, I'd like to point out that Bes took over in Biloxi when Tim Kerr wouldn't pay players under the table and let Walby go. That was a huge factor in why the Surge were in so much debt.
  14. I'd really like to see this evidence. I know for a fact that Pensacola doesn't, or at least didn't, pay their players under the table. Then again, I'm sure a Fayetteville fan knows more about Pensacola than a former member of the Pensacola front office.