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Hershey and the Avalanche Part ways


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So how does this work? If the Avs sever ties with Hershey, do they need to wait for another NHL team to sever ties with another AHL team so they can take that on? Or do they start a new AHL team? If so, wouldn't that leave the possibility that Hershey may not be affiliated? I'm not sure I understand how this minor league hockey stuff works.

Also, why are only 28 teams in the AHL? Are their NHL teams with no AHL team? I remember there was the IHL, but I thought that wasn't around anymore.

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this doesn't take effect until the season ends anyway, so all the moving and shaking's gonna go on over the summer. AHL teams can't play with no affiliation, so the Bears will have a new parent club by next season, and the Avs will have a new AHL team. That's what I liked about the IHL aside from it not being the AHL, some teams were indies (Admirals for much of the 90s come to mind). 28 AHL teams, that's gonna change next year (Iowa Stars, Flames' Omaha team) but right now, a couple teams (Houston Aeros, the other team escapes me) have co-op arrangements. ex-the Aeros are stocked with players from both the Stars and Wild systems, though next year it'll just be Wild players.

where are the Orlando Solar Bears when we need em? :P

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as the fats domino song goes "ain't that a shame" :P

i don't know i have a soft spot for the Hershey bears. not sure why. its probably because i associate the Hershey Bears with the Hershey's candy bar which i like.

i want to visit hershey, PA some time. ^_^

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as the fats domino song goes "ain't that a shame" :P

i don't know i have a soft spot for the Hershey bears. not sure why. its probably because i associate the Hershey Bears with the Hershey's candy bar which i like.

i want to visit hershey, PA some time. ^_^

Been there done that. Ive been to a Bears game at the old Hersheypark Arena, before they moved to the GIANT Center.

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as the fats domino song goes "ain't that a shame"  :P

i don't know i have a soft spot for the Hershey bears.  not sure why.  its probably because i associate the Hershey Bears with the Hershey's candy bar which i like. 

i want to visit hershey, PA some time. ^_^

Been there done that. Ive been to a Bears game at the old Hersheypark Arena, before they moved to the GIANT Center.

I live about an hour away from Hershey and it is a great long weekend destination. The park is very nice, not overly expansive and very quaint when viewed next to Disney or Busch Gardens. ChocolateWorld is a cool spot to check out... along with the free samples :D . The Giant Center is very nice, bright, open concourses, great views of the ice. I saw a great Bears/Phantoms game there. Enjoyable experience. Also some very nice hotels and restaurants in town and lots of golfing, both regular and mini. Also, being just north of the PA dutch country you do that whole thing for a day too.

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Discrim- the AHL doesn't allow independents?

nope. not a damn one. oddly enough, the AHL does allow NHL teams to loan some players to AHL teams other than their own affiliate (like recently the Blackhawks sent a veteran goalie to Milwaukee rather than Norfolk, the reason being the goalie didn't want to uproot his family...and believe it or not, the idiots in Blackhawk management didn't get confused about which Admirals they were sending him to...i know, hard to believe :D ). IIRC AHL teams can also sign their own free agents, though the majority of their players are from their parent club...could be way off, but I remember seeing that somewhere.

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This Western shift is not promising for a New England AHL hockey fan.

the feeling's mutual...believe me, I'd rather still be rooting for an IHL team. never wanted teh AHL here, but it's the only option so meh. if not for the I trying to become the next WHA and failing miserably, it wouldn't be an issue.

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The park is very nice, not overly expansive and very quaint when viewed next to Disney or Busch Gardens.

True story: a friend of mine was big into orchids back when Hershey Park was being built, and they enlisted him to serve as their "Botanical and Horticultural Specialist" (sp?).

They paid him $10K to provide them with four orchids (yes, four) and make one three-hour trip out there. They also paid me $2,500 as his assistant for something like three hours of my time. And I know orchids like I know nuclear physics.

So when you're wondering why you pay so much to go to places like this, now you know...

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Bad news for the Bears. The Portland Pirates signed a five year lease with the Cumberland County Civic Center, meaning that Portlands operations will not relocate to Hershey. Guess the Bears will have to find some other team willing to move or its goodbye to the oldest team in hockey outside of the Origional Six.

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