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I think St Louis going to Springfield puts the Blues to Kansas City rumors to rest for a while. A multiyear deal, plus the AHL isnt about to leave Springfield leave the league anytime soon. The Mavericks will remain in the ECHL and in Independence. While Lamar Hunt Jrs NAHL Topeka club will be moving to a new facility in nearby Olathe.

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4 hours ago, the admiral said:

Flying in and out of what's left of AHLLand must kinda suck...


Well, that's certainly the case when it comes to the new St. Louis Blues-Springfield Falcons affiliation. Unless, of course, your idea of convenience is the once daily Southwest flight from St. Louis Lambert International to Bradley International in Windsor Locks, CT and vice-versa.

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I was thinking more Utica-Vancouver or Springfield-Lauderdale. I don't really have a mental inventory of flights, that's dfwabel stuff, I just know one time I tried to fly from Milwaukee to St. Louis but found out I'd have to connect in Atlanta.

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10 minutes ago, the admiral said:

I was thinking more Utica-Vancouver or Springfield-Lauderdale. I don't really have a mental inventory of flights, that's dfwabel stuff, I just know one time I tried to fly from Milwaukee to St. Louis but found out I'd have to connect in Atlanta.

 

I mean that's just #DeltaLyfe

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Eh, was fun to imagine the Blues having an AHL team in-state. Oh well.

 

Not surprised that Lamar Jr. is relocating his NAHL team to Johnson County, Kansas though. It's the Orange County of Tornado Alley so it's not surprising that the sport with the richest following would be moved to a county with a median household income of over $85,000.

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16 hours ago, the admiral said:

I was thinking more Utica-Vancouver or Springfield-Lauderdale. I don't really have a mental inventory of flights, that's dfwabel stuff, I just know one time I tried to fly from Milwaukee to St. Louis but found out I'd have to connect in Atlanta.


Those itineraries would absolutely involve connecting flights... probably a couple of connections, to be honest.

Vancouver to Utica (or, vice versa) would involve flying into - or, out of - either Albany International Airport or Syracuse Hancock International Airport. There might be some additional connecting flights into Greater Binghamton and Ithaca Tompkins, but it doesn't strike me that the aircraft servicing those latter locations would be optimal for transporting an entire hockey team.

The routes back-and-forth between Bradley International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport would likely involve connections through Washington Dulles, Charlotte Douglas, or Hatfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airports.

The biggest headache on most - if not all - of these itineraries would likely be departure and arrival times. Could be slim pickings.      

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On 3/7/2020 at 6:47 AM, JackieMoon said:

Well it's settled. The only losers out of the situation were the fans of San Antonio.

 

 

Not being able to have a proper sendoff sucks, but with how the Spurs shipped off the Stars and Spurs Dancers it feels appropriate. 

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9 minutes ago, monkeypower said:

The Hurricanes are likely to cut ties with Charlotte and move their affiliation to the Wolves. Florida would then presumably take over Charlotte.

 

https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article242352706.html

Ahh Florida, breaking up another affiliation that makes a ton of sense(Sabres and Rochester being the first.)

 

It's not on them I know, just funny.

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25 minutes ago, _J_ said:

Ahh Florida, breaking up another affiliation that makes a ton of sense(Sabres and Rochester being the first.)

 

It's not on them I know, just funny.

Well.... Florida did have an AHL affiliate in North Carolina before the Hurricanes showed up ... :P

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8 hours ago, monkeypower said:

The Hurricanes are likely to cut ties with Charlotte and move their affiliation to the Wolves. Florida would then presumably take over Charlotte.

 

https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article242352706.html

You gotta be :censored:ing kidding me. In what world does this make any sort of sense?

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On 4/29/2020 at 10:36 AM, monkeypower said:

The Hurricanes are likely to cut ties with Charlotte and move their affiliation to the Wolves. Florida would then presumably take over Charlotte.

 

https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article242352706.html


Huh? This doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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