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Rite of Spring 2018-“What happens in the playoffs stays in the playoffs”

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Cool, glad you got to experience it. I hope no one threw up on you on the train like someone did on me before a Hawks parade.

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46 minutes ago, Crabcake47 said:

You bet I did! I got to go with my Dad as well, really special day. We drove to the nearest Metro station and then rode the Metro for about half an hour. Walked a couple blocks to the Mall and watched the parade and rally on the screens there. It was incredible. I’ve never seen so much red in my life. 

I went with my girlfriend and we were able to stand at 12th street. It was a great experience! Grubauer even got off his bus and ran down the side right in front of us!

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12 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Cool, glad you got to experience it. I hope no one threw up on you on the train like someone did on me before a Hawks parade.

Haha yeah thankfully that didn’t happen. The crowd was pretty well behaved even from the Metro. A few obscenities were shouted but that’s about par the course when any sort of alcohol and sports celebrations are mixed. 

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8 hours ago, insert name said:

Doesn't mean much when they're almost dead last in attendance every year. 

 

Thats my point. Phoenix is HUGE and can barely draw flies. There are several other reasons for that, including arena location, of course. But even when they were downtown, they still were on the bottom rung in terms of attendance. Vegas is going to have many of the same issues, but it’ll be magnified once they settle back down to earth. 

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On 6/13/2018 at 12:18 AM, Bucfan56 said:

 

Thats my point. Phoenix is HUGE and can barely draw flies. There are several other reasons for that, including arena location, of course. But even when they were downtown, they still were on the bottom rung in terms of attendance. Vegas is going to have many of the same issues, but it’ll be magnified once they settle back down to earth. 

 

Biggest mistake the Coyotes ever made was leaving America West Arena for Glendale. They left right in the heart of downtown Phoenix for somewhere way away from the heart of the city.

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The reason they left America West is because the arena was flat-out not designed to host hockey games. If you want to argue about that they should've stayed closer to the population base, I get that (whether there was land to develop another arena on is another discussion, albeit a highly relevant one), but America West was the Barclays Center of the last generation.

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America West/US Airways/Talking Stick Arena/Whatever it’s called now is barely suitable for basketball. But, yeah. Moving out to Glendale is the most Arizona-y decision they could’ve possibly made. 

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I was in the Phoenix area in March to take in some Cactus League baseball, and while I was there my grandparents and I decided to go to a Coyotes game as well. It was kind of a strange feeling driving along the highway to Glendale and seeing downtown Phoenix with Chase Field and the Suns’ arena in the distance, and completely passing it by to go to some nondescript, faraway suburb. 

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