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Pipe dream for me: The Cincinnati Cyclones move up to the AHL, become the Blue Jackets affiliate, and I get to watch prospects develop in person.

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Yeah, I was getting at that they have more then just Glenn Falls on their mind as a destination. But it has a building and a market.

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Lets bring the AHL to Alaska!!!

... and a Triple A baseball team to Hawaii!
Please tell me you are both joking, these teams wont be able to pay the transportation costs that would be required

To be fair, Triple A baseball made it work for 27 years.

Eww, they played in Aloha Stadium? That must've been awful.

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They taste twice!

The Messa Rink - home of the NCAA men's Division I champion Union College Dutchmen - only holds 2200 or so, much too small for the team.

Plus, if there was a team coming to Schenectady, the nickname would be based on either General Electric or American Locomotive.

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So will the team be the Adirondack Flames?

Or something with a literature twist: Adirondack Hawkeyes? Pathfinders? Deerslayers?

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Almost certainly "Adirondack Flames", with jerseys exactly like Calgary's. Maybe they'll put in the effort to put the Flaming "A" on the front, maybe they won't.

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Schenectady's only 20 or so miles from Albany. And 15 or so from Troy.

In theory, too close to support two AHL teams. And Troy has the larger arena on the RPI campus (4700+).

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Pipe dream for me: The Cincinnati Cyclones move up to the AHL, become the Blue Jackets affiliate, and I get to watch prospects develop in person.

Speaking of pipe dreams: Utah Flames doesn't have a bad ring to it. ^_^

But seriously, aside from the fact that the AHL west of Texas is very unlikely, the AHL in Salt Lake wouldn't happen, at least with the current Grizzlies owners David Ellmore and Donna Turtle. The AHL Grizz franchise (now Lake Eire) apparently got burned by Phoenix--leading to the suspension/sale/move of the original AAA club and leaving a bad taste in David Ellmore's mouth. He wanted more control over his team and affiliates, and so got an ECHL franchise in order to do so, and now has had about 3-4 affiliates since the drop down (NY Islanders, Calgary, and now Anaheim).

Not to mention that the Grizzlies are actually relevant in the ECHL this year.

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Pipe dream for me: The Cincinnati Cyclones move up to the AHL, become the Blue Jackets affiliate, and I get to watch prospects develop in person.

Blue Jackets would have had to buy out an affiliation contract, but they had their chance at Cincinnati in the mid-2000s. They didn't take it.

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Pipe dream for me: The Cincinnati Cyclones move up to the AHL, become the Blue Jackets affiliate, and I get to watch prospects develop in person.

Blue Jackets would have had to buy out an affiliation contract, but they had their chance at Cincinnati in the mid-2000s. They didn't take it.

That doesn't mean it'll never happen.

http://fearthehat.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/report-jackets-considered-relocating-ahl-affiliate/

“[The Jackets made] overtures to relocate their American Hockey League team to Ohio.”

The more likely scenario is they stick with Springfield until Cleveland becomes available.

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Schenectady's only 20 or so miles from Albany. And 15 or so from Troy.

In theory, too close to support two AHL teams. And Troy has the larger arena on the RPI campus (4700+).

Schenectady is 18 miles from Albany, city hall to city hall.

Schenectady is 15 miles from Troy

Albany is 8 miles from Troy

They are all considered one metro area, Capital District.

Albany to Glens Falls is 53 miles, at the upper area of the Capital Region.

In 1990, the IHL had the Albany Choppers, the AHL had the Capital District Islanders and Adirondack Red Wings. It was too many teams. The Choppers folded mid-season.

If Schenectady was to build a 5000-7500 seat arena, it would be for Union College and maybe a junior team.

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I know all this. I just wanted to make a Homestar Runner reference and build on the "ALL OF THE UPSTATE NEW YORK CITIES" meme we have going. Was I so wrong?

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I know all this. I just wanted to make a Homestar Runner reference and build on the "ALL OF THE UPSTATE NEW YORK CITIES" meme we have going. Was I so wrong?

Not quite. If you said that Syracuse was in Western NY, then there'd be a geography lesson needed.

It's funny that people don't think of the Empire State when it comes to hockey. Three NHL franchises. Six AHL teams. Six division I men's teams. Seven women's teams....

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I know all this. I just wanted to make a Homestar Runner reference and build on the "ALL OF THE UPSTATE NEW YORK CITIES" meme we have going.

OH CRAP, SHAMELESS PLUG, I FORGOT ABOUT MY ECHL REALIGNMENT

WEST CENTRAL DIVISION

-Geneva Liberty

-Watkins Glen Racers

-Horseheads Horses

-Hornell Hams

-Brockport Lockmen

-Irondequoit Indians

-Canandaigua... /gets choked to death before rambling any further on a post about another joke alignment where every minor league hockey team ever plays in Upstate New York

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I know all this. I just wanted to make a Homestar Runner reference and build on the "ALL OF THE UPSTATE NEW YORK CITIES" meme we have going. Was I so wrong?

Not quite. If you said that Syracuse was in Western NY, then there'd be a geography lesson needed.

It's funny that people don't think of the Empire State when it comes to hockey. Three NHL franchises. Six AHL teams. Six division I men's teams. Seven women's teams....

But no Syracuse.

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There's the Syracuse Crunch, the real-life version of Schenectady Crispies. I assume the college doesn't want to compete, especially if it means figuring out another bad use for the Carrier Dome.

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So will the Nucks move the Comets to Abbotsford eventually?

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I feel like Abbotsford wants to be done with a New York/New England-based league forever, inasmuch as they paid the Flames to go away and never come back. They'll find their way to the BCHL and eventually the WHL.

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So will the Nucks move the Comets to Abbotsford eventually?

Probably not. Which means the Rivermen died for nothing.

:censored: Vancouver.

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