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Everything posted by JMC-STL

  1. Save salary in the front office, divert the savings to hockey ops?
  2. Maybe all that's true, but Ben Garrod will be forever linked to the infamous Ray Kaunisto "Meow!" interview in K-zoo ...
  3. Hmmmm, guess we'd better get Volstate to spell that out in the Board Guidelines. Unless there's member consensus that NO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL or NO "FLAMING" OTHER MEMBERS is sufficient to preclude any & all future sullying attempts.
  4. Does that make Sharkies defied, or defiled?
  5. Superman, now he was a semi-professional. Had to keep his job at The Daily Planet just to make ends meet.
  6. Toronto Marlies defeat the Texas Stars in Game 7 by a score of 6-1, to win their first ever Calder Cup championship. The final Finals of North American hockey are final. The 2017-18 hockey season is officially over, folks.
  7. My wife & I drove to Southaven on 3 separate occasions to watch the RiverKings play over the last 5 seasons. On our last visit, we stayed two nights & really enjoyed a bed and breakfast in Hernando (Magnolia Grove). So we've got two reasons to mourn your personal loss.
  8. From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star
  9. And so, you've fallen into our web ...
  10. If the League had accepted the application of Fidel Jenkins for the Columbus franchise, I'll bet he would've bought his own ice plant ... AND given away movie tickets to boot.
  11. "a bunch of benders" is not a talent assessment, but I get your point.
  12. From: The Peoria Rivermen > News-Stats > Rivermen Headlines
  13. Thanks for the clarification, if not for the editorial content.
  14. Historically, the layout & dimensions of what we current-era hockey fans know as "hockey arenas" were driven by other facility uses, not the other way around. It's also convenient and more economical for those wishing to imagine a new private or municipal entertainment venue to use existing architectural plans for buildings with sizes & configurations that will match the overall needs and real estate they have available for the project. So don't be fooled by appearances.
  15. Men's D3 play can definitely offer some entertaining hockey action, especially mid-to-late season (December & January) as the players start to click with one another and league competition intensifies. This on-line magazine feature article includes a profile of the Ole Miss head coach, Dan Armstrong, and his hockey program. Good luck to the Rebels in 2018-19, and hopefully they can gain some attendance in Olive Branch from among the former RiverKings supporters.
  16. Second ECHL championship in a row for the Eagles, AND the second time they've won a league championship right before promotion. Same thing happened when they moved from the Central Hockey League to the ECHL in 2011. The Manchester Monarchs accomplished a similar feat in 2015, only they won an AHL championship then were demoted to the ECHL in the fall.
  17. I'm lucky (or not) to have made it all the way to MVP.
  18. No arguments from me re. small percentages of visiting fans. But encouraging them to travel would increase the # of tickets sold for a given weekend (e.g., sponsoring more bus trips, advertising even small discounts for opposing team fans to buy tickets, and especially making local lodging discounts available & known). As for this whole "splitting the gate" concept, I must be missing something. A finite number of local folks with money to burn are going to choose to take in a hockey game on a given weekend, with the night based on their personal schedules and social habits. So is there an economic advantage to the host team to have a majority of the weekend attendance on one night?
  19. Another perspective: Visiting fans often do attend both weekend games; me 'n' Mrs. JMC do it at least once a month during hockey season all over the country. So that's another fan segment that won't "split the gate." A good reason for leagues & front offices to do more to encourage fan rivalries between nearby cities, the first step being scheduling back-to-backs. Saturday night-Sunday afternoon pairs might increase visitor attendance in such situations more than Fri-Sat night pairs, giving the travelers more time for commuting. But Sundays are popular dates for other forms of business & entertainment leasing arenas, so those will be difficult to schedule.
  20. It's the minor pro hockey version of the Habsburg dynasty. Skip to the end to see how that power play worked out.
  21. That's what the blank tiles are for ... once you scribble a Z and a subscript 10 on one of them. Save the other blank & some black marker for QUINQUAGESIMAL.
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