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    Good craft beer while watching sports. I enjoy most sports, but love hockey, lacrosse and baseball.
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  1. It's not perfect, but as a STH, I'm excited and will be getting one, for certain!
  2. I would imagine that there is fairly good money in hosting your first outdoor game. There's no way the Canes host the WC, but a stadium series? Sure, why not. A team who hasn't been in one, or has only been in one, would probably be willing to do it, too. There's good money to be made in those jersey sales. It's all a cash-grab, anyways, and I fully intend to play into it, come New Year's 2020. Edit: Just host someone reasonably close enough that their fans will pick up any slack on ticket sales.
  3. I live in Tucson. If it weren't for the need to occasionally go to see the Preds, I'd never set foot in the Phoenix metro. The city is despised by the rest of the state. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Phoenix hockey has had it's chance, and the continued existence as a money pit is insulting to Quebec. The NHL's ability to sell the TV market is the only reason they haven't jumped ship, meaning Houston is likely the only way they move them. That being said, I'll continue to pull for the Coyotes. I'm dating a 'yotes fan, their continued existence means Preds games a couple hours drive away, and there's no way Tucson keeps their AHL team if they move.
  4. While I'd rather see Dallas honor the North Stars' legacy, I think it makes more sense if both teams honor their state's pre-NHL hockey history with fauxbacks. That Dixie Flyers one is sweet, and I'd love to be able to add it to my collection.
  5. Maybe how they're framing it, maybe even a legit reason. I seriously doubt anything but a potential lockout in 20-21 is the primary reason.
  6. I think they're also viewing this as a necessary in-road to getting the Sonics back. That's the only way I can make sense of it.
  7. This poses an interesting question, regarding the CBA negotiations. Do they push for an 84 game season, and play a 16x2, 8x3, 7x4 season, or deal with two division teams shorted a meetup on a rotating basis? I'm inclined to say the latter, but it seems really counterintuitive to this divisional rivalry the league loves to shove down our throats.
  8. Probably not. They're still good terms for Seattle, but several factors undermine the likelihood of the lightning in a bottle the Knights were. The draft pool won't be quite as deep. Sure, it'll have been 4 years since Vegas, but it takes longer than that for the pool to get back up to the same quality. Also, the other 30 GMs have a better understanding of what they're collectively getting into, and have more time to plan ahead. If they play it cool, they can temper these cap raises to not be in a bind and looking to offload big contracts, and plan better so they aren't yoked with too many NMCs and long contracts (not gonna hold my breath, but the opportunity is there). Also, it's unlikely Seattle gets the galvanizing local tragedy as the season starts. They're still favorable terms, and I think Seattle could be a playoff team, but I don't think we see Las Vegas 2.0. Most people (GMs, analysts, and fans) had no idea just how good the Knights were getting it, but Seattle won't be holding as many cards, come expansion draft time. Just my $0.02.
  9. Yeah, but none of the money. I'm sure they'd prefer the money.
  10. Lost in the mix of this announcement is the fact that Arizona will be moving to the Central. It was logical, but it also makes a potential move to Houston easier. If the Coyotes don't get an arena deal done before Seattle enters, hello Houston NHL.
  11. I was at their first throwback Saturday game. They are gorgeous, and I really hope they bring them back, full-time. No, it's not. The home jerseys aimed for simple, they delivered plain and boring. I don't mind the road ones. If Nashville does manage to win the cup in these, I hope it's on the road.
  12. If you take out the fraud stuff, Spano was an ok owner, and the Islanders would likely have left greater NYC, if not for him (between the new TV deal and the NHL personally swooping in to stabilize things). He is a horrible human being, but far from the worst owner the Isles have had.
  13. Well, the up side is that it'll get him too, eventually. The irony of Spano is that, despite the embarassment, he actually managed to secure the Islanders' ability to weather the lean attendance of the next decade. OITGDNHL could one of the most embarassing guys in the league's history actually be a halfway decent owner.
  14. Hi, Roadrunners STH here. I care, and I know plenty of others who do. Are we one of the AHL's marquee cities? No, but for a city with no real hockey culture, the Roadrunners are doing better than the team was in Springfield.
  15. This. One thing people don't often think about is "how do the fans feel about it?" Coyotes fans (and I'm dating one and am a STH for their AHL team) love the kachina. I personally hate the Predators' gold helmets, but the majority of the fanbase likes them. Knights fans seem to like the Medieval Times feel. I prefer #2. Yes, #1 is cleaner and simpler, but that isn't the point of the full logo.