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  1. Two teams representing two different cities playing in a completely different city. To a completely empty stadium.
  2. I don't think anyone here is really attacking the fanbase when they want the Coyotes to be moved, but maybe I'm wrong. I think it's a mix of frustration with the stubbornness the NHL has shown in trying to make the team work, despite it very clearly not working, and the idea that it's kind of likely that their continued existence has literally killed people through what Glendale has had to cut to keep them. And I don't mean figuratively when I say literally. I mean literally.
  3. This made me curious, so I did some mathematical jiggery-pokery to help normalize small total attendance against smaller buildings. In a nutshell, if you draw 15k a night at 100% capacity, that counts against you less than drawing 15.5 at 85.5%. Obviously, there are some problems with this, but here's a table I'm getting all hoity-toity about and calling the NHL Relocatometer: .
  4. no Intercourse, Pennsylvania sounds better. For Satan's Kingdom, Massachusetts we can move the Devils there. What about Hell, Michigan? I'd suggest French Lick, Indiana, but we all know the NHL hates anything French.
  5. To be fair, there are sites for all former teams.With stats about the 2014 team, though?YesThe only one I could find: http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=BOS And it's broken in the same way as the Rams one was. But that's hardly "all former teams," since all other relocated teams with a 2014 team have since been replaced in their vacated markets. The Staleys and Spartans do not seem to have pages.
  6. Will you give this one a shot, Patchez?
  7. Must've taken you a long time to ask 18 million people what they think.
  8. Yes it did! That was a great way to do it! There was some trouble with the longest stitches, in the cheek area, but the Lids guy was very helpful and fixed it by hand.
  9. I hired Patchez to create and export embroidery files to use on actual hats. I took his files to Lids in the mall after finding a few FlexFit hats online. These are the awesome results: They're just about perfect! You won't be disappointed if you go a similar route.
  10. Awesome! Thanks! I'm interested in commissioning some actual embroidery setup files from you. How is best to contact you?
  11. Could you do this one for me, Patchez? It'll be for placement on a ball cap, if that makes a difference to the style you use.
  12. I meant stronger in the way these thread imagine stronger, the theoretically stronger due to population version, not the actuality of stronger that actually puts a team in a city. Obviously, the "real" stronger that you speak of is the one that matters for a team actually showing up. But the theoretical stronger works great for leverage. Which kind of strength Kroenke's Hollywood Park land deal fits is still really unsure.
  13. I love the speculation as much as you all do, but I just can't take anything about a relocation to L.A. seriously until it actually happens. Why? Here's a quick rundown of vacated markets, post-merger: Cleveland - 3 years - 1996-1999 Houston - 5 years - 1997-2002 St. Louis - 8 years - 1987-1995 Baltimore - 12 years - 1984-1996 Los Angeles - 20+ years -1995-2015+ I don't think many would argue that any of the other markets are stronger markets than L.A., so if there were serious, pressing interest in making sure a team was in L.A., it would have happened already. Yes, the situation in L.A. is different than the others in many respects, but at this point, it seems more valuable as a threat than as a market.
  14. You gonna just lift Ren's work and submit it as your own?
  15. That new Bucs ship is magnificent. One more no-rush request, if you're willing:
  16. Sorry. I was unclear. I mean could you set up the embroidery so that they're less patch and more just embroidery? I don't need the cap.
  17. Could to make them as if they were going on caps? Thanks!
  18. It doesn't look like it's gloss, though. I think it's "satin," like the Seahawks helmets.
  19. I went to a Spokane Chiefs game this weekend. They're a major junior team in the Western Hockey League (same league and division as the WinterHawks that keep coming up). Granted, they're generally near the top of the league in attendance but here's some fun facts: A Saturday night game between the Spokane Chiefs and a division rival (the Tri-City Americans) had 10,122 in attendance. The previous Saturday night, they drew 9,079. A Saturday night game between the Phoenix Coyotes and a division rival (the L.A. Kings) had 14,780 in attendance. The next Saturday night, they drew 12,151. For every ONE person in the Spokane area, there are NINE in the Phoenix area.
  20. First there have to be no bailouts or extensions (or successful investor finding, but who are we kidding?) before Jan 31. Then there needs to be no bailouts or extensions for a good while longer. Then Bettman and the owners have to allow TALK of relocation. Then the QC group will be put through an unreasonable amount of scrutiny, considering how little Glendale scrutiny there has been. If that's before whatever the relocation and rebranding deadlines are, then maybe it will happen. I would guess that we get one more year of hockey in the desert due to newly invented barriers to relocation.
  21. If ever there was a way to ensure that the NHL is never taken seriously by people who aren't already intensely into hockey, it would be another year off and proving your minor league status with a contraction. The less hardcore hockey people (which is almost everyone) don't give a crap if it's some political ploy to get what he wants; Contraction = Minor League.
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