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  1. I'm not an expert on Victoria (far from it), but from what I understand, the Salmon Kings draw about 4,923 people per game. That would put them in the upper half of the AHL for attendance.

    - Victoria's population is around 83,000

    -The Quad Cities' population is at about 377,000 (they averaged 3,025 per game for the Flames)

    - Victoria outdraws Quad City by nearly 2,000 people with an ECHL team. Surely they couldn't do any worse than the Flames, or in Lowell where they averaged a pathetic 2,293 fans.

    You can put me in the group that believes the AHL could be successful in Victoria.

  2. Now let me give you a view from this side of town....

    Being a Sabres fan, the last thing I want is a team in Hamilton. Some estimates put the percentage of our season ticket holders who come from Southern Ontario at around 20%. I don't think it is quite that high but regardless the Sabres do have a strong following in SO since our media markets overlap. The Sabres survive on a very thin line between profit and loss, a team that close could cut into that.

    I have heard reports that Balsille may actually prefer to go to a suburb North of Toronto (sorry I don't recall the name off the top of my mind) rather than Hamilton. I think this is a great alternative (for us at least) since Toronto shouldn't have any problem supporting two teams. If NY can support three (well 2.5, the Islanders are actually on a lot of short lists when contraction is discussed) TO can support 2.

    My first choice would also be Winnipeg though, Even as an American I HATED when the Jets and Nordiques moved. I loved when there were 21 teams and 7 were in Canada. It seemed like a perfect mix of US-Canadian Teams.

    No matter where the Coyotes move, IF it's in Canada they should consider the name JETS, as long as it doesn't offend the faithful in Winnipeg it would be nice to see the JETS back in the NHL in some form.

    As a Sabre fan myself, I agree with you 100%. I've been leery of this whole Hamilton thing for awhile now. I'd love to see a another team in Canada, but not at the expense of a great market like Buffalo. Now THAT'S "Hockeytown USA". Now, as a Winnipegger, if there is an NHL team called the Jets, it better damn be in Winnipeg. There would be rioting in the cold frigid streets if it were anywhere else...

    So, I propose that the Coyotes move to Winnipeg.

    We could use something like this for a logo:


    What do you think?


  3. Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the Sabres are unveiling their 3rd jersey tomorrow morning at 10:30 /ET according to the email I just got from the team. Sorry but I couldn't find a link or anything...

    Here's the gist of it anyways;


    The Buffalo Sabres today launched the newest edition of Sabres TV. Updated with a sleek, custom look, the latest media player features exclusive Sabres content on seven channels programmed for the team.

    One centerpiece of the latest media player is "The Sabres Show" channel. The new weekly half-hour magazine show produced by Sabres TV, will make its debut on October 10th at 7 p.m. on both Sabres.com and the MSG Network. The show will include exclusive features and in-depth interviews with players and coaches.

    Kevin Sylvester will host the show with feature reports and player profiles filed by Maria Genero. Mike Robitaille will add his unique analysis of the game of hockey as well as spotlight interviews found only on The Sabres Show.

    The program schedule of the show beyond its debut will be announced at a later date.

    A Special edition of Sabres TV LIVE will make its debut Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Sylvester and Genero will co-host the show highlighting the events of "Puckdrop 2008" at HSBC Arena. The Live Event will feature the unveiling of the team's alternate jersey, a behind-the-scenes look of the process of the jersey's design, as well as exclusive interviews with Sabres players and staff.

  4. Okay, so somene's got to start this, we've all seen a green buck, some red socks and even a partially red sock, and even some white socks, but have you ever seen a Blue Devil, an Orangeman, a maple leaf that's blue, a green bear (Baylor), a purple and yellow tiger, a green and gold bull, a gold hurricane, and there's probably more.

    Did somebody say Orange Man?