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Geekwithabass

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  1. I don't know about 7, but I don't see why 5 games isn't doable. Has anyone done the math on how much more 2-3 extra games is for an SPHL team? This is going to sound crazy but there's an understanding with minor league/semi-pro sports that there will be some gimmicky stuff...why not lean into it? There aren't large sponsorship deals or TV right deals for the league to make money...it all comes from revenue from attendance. Why not make that an aspect of the game itself? Three games of a playoff series is considered "beer league" or gimmicky. The Challenge Round is considered gimmicky. Why not give points for attendance? It could provide franchises an opportunity to rally local fans/booster clubs to support attendance marketing pushes. Think about it, what if the top three teams are separated by only 1 or 2 points between the three of them with a certain number of points on the line for top attendance at the end of it. The last week of home games could include local pushes to actually help the teams (that whole 7th man thing in action). Yes, it's a big gimmick, but the league is already considered gimmicky by outsiders as well as some in local markets. I say lean into it and get creative to make the league more profitable. If revenues go up, we could have more playoff games or we could have more teams as investors may be more willing to take a chance on a more profitable league.
  2. Just wondering where people will be watching the playoffs this year. A good contingent showed up to Old Black Bear a few times last year but I haven't seen anything posted yet.
  3. I think they're a natural fit...well, naturally became a fit when the SPHL added Peoria and Evansville. 4-year ECHL average attendance would put them in the top 3 of the SPHL (3,878) 4-year CHL average attendance would put them in the top 5/6 of the SPHL this year (3,278) Whatever the IHL was, they averaged 4,067 that one year so they would be in second this year (4,067) It's a successful area that has had minor league hockey for a long time. I think it's a comparable market to other SPHL markets.
  4. Both of those teams were in the top 3 of attendance well before January & February, so I'm not sure their good attendance numbers have anything to do with having home games in January and February.
  5. I think the owners want less travel so their margins are better. Unless these owners own teams in multiple leagues; I doubt they'd be keen on adding teams much further away than what exists now.
  6. One city I never seem to hear about when expansion is discussed is Chattanooga, TN. Have they ever had a hockey team? The Mackenzie Arena is a good-sized venue in downtown. I know they have a number of minor league teams that share leagues with SPHL-cities. I think they'd fit in pretty well; their metro is just larger than the majority of the cities in our league. It would make for a pretty dense mid-section of the league which could assist with overall travel costs. Huntsville (2hrs), Knoxville (2hrs), Birmingham (2.5hrs), and Macon (3hrs) are really close.
  7. Looking good, Bulls! Can't wait to attend a HSV vs. BHAM game; going to be a pretty hyped environment.
  8. MRK's bus broke down so they're not going to be able to make it. The game is canceled, but the Havoc are still going to have an intrasquad scrimmage and maybe a skills competition. Free admission.
  9. Looks like they have spaces for them within the rendering, just not actually part of the rendering. Those spaces do look like a tight squeeze for the benches though.
  10. Guys, we're in the South. The fox needs a good, christian name; "Mark".
  11. I like the white ones best too, but the black looks good as well. I'm a big fan of the logo too.
  12. I would agree with that...but if you're a Predators fan (or a southern hockey fan) you've gotta find a silver lining somewhere, right?
  13. "NBC Sports PR‏ @NBCSportsPR Top 5 markets for last night's Gm 2: 1. Pittsburgh (31.1); 2. Nashville (16.3); 3. Buffalo (8.7); 4. Philadelphia (4.4); 5. Knoxville (4.3)" Way to go Knoxville hockey fans, top 5 (for 62 or 63 market in the US) is awesome. Are the city or Ice Bears doing any watch parties? I think I saw one in Clarksville in a city square with a good crowd.
  14. I wouldn't know. We've never been in the same room at the same time. I've been told we could be twins, though.
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