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From Cleveland's NewsNet5:

The Toledo Mud Hens said they have bought the city's minor league hockey team. The county-owned Mud Hens will create a not-for-profit organization to operate the hockey team. Mud Hens General Manager Joe Napoli said the Toledo Storm of the East Coast Hockey League will suspend play for the next two years. The hockey team will play in a new downtown arena scheduled to open in 2009.

County leaders in January approved a hotel tax increase to raise money for the arena, which will cost about $80 million and be built near the city's convention center (SeaGate).

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Among the assets transferred in the sale include membership in the ECHL and the team's nickname, although Mud Hens officials said the hockey team will likely abandon its "Storm" moniker.

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It seems that they need to tear down the Old Toledo Sports Arena ASAP to start the process of redevelopment at the current arena sight near the Maumee River. It didn't make sense for the team to still play for 2 years while losing money. Plus delaying the Riverfront Development plan 2 years in the process.

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You think two years will be enough time to finally develop a somewhat-respectable logo?

Also, that takes out one member of the Ohio contingent the UHL is supposeedly trying to lure.

Somehow I still think the ECHL will be doing a better job of luring UHL teams than the other way around.

EDIT-supposedly there was either state or federal money (I forget which) that would have paid for demolition and redevelopment that HAD to be used by the end of 2007 as well.

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You think two years will be enough time to finally develop a somewhat-respectable logo?

Also, that takes out one member of the Ohio contingent the UHL is supposeedly trying to lure.

I saw an article about a week and a half ago saying the MudHens are looking to rebrand the team.

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And there's your proof that "retro" and "upgrade" are two terms which operate independently of each other.

That name, and that alleged logo, both belong buried in the past, as does the assault-and-battery style of hockey played in the IHL in the '70s.

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