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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I thought it was one of those cities like Honolulu where the land rises fast as you move from the beach and most of the city is safe.

    I guess they can all move inland to Fairbanks when it was Virginia's climate.
    Anchorage has more of a bowl shape. It’s also fucking huge so probably not all of it will be underwater.
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    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
    Originally posted by Doyle Woody
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    • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

      Similar to Florida, I don't think Texas can support two NHL teams without lots of league welfare. All of the transplants from cold states that continue to pour into Texas every year does help a bit, but obviously they tend to continue to support the teams they grew up with and only show up for games involving their team. Football is king in Texas and you're never going to change that, even if you build a perennial winner there.

      If you're looking for a city with a pro sports market that has not yet been fully tapped, a reasonable interest level in hockey (WHL Winterhawks have a good history there), and a built-in rival (Seattle), then I think Portland is it. The problem is that the only suitable arena that I'm aware of is the Trail Blazers' venue, Moda Center, which is owned and operated by the same company that owns the Trail Blazers (all part of Paul Allen's estate/trust). So even if you could work out a tenancy agreement, the Blazers are likely going to insist on having top billing and first rights for scheduling.



      If the glaciers keep melting at their current pace, Anchorage will be underwater by 2100.
      So Kansas City it is then?
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      Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
      But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
      Originally posted by Doyle Woody
      Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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      • Houston has an owner, Fertitta who owns the Rockets, and an available arena. Plus it’s a huge market, has hockey history with the Aeros and is in the Central area so no division shuffling is needed.
        Last edited by Jimjamesak; 08-20-2021, 11:08 AM.
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        Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
        But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
        Originally posted by Doyle Woody
        Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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        • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
          Houston has an owner, Fertitta who owns the Rockets, and an available arena. Plus it’s a huge market, has hockey history with the Aeros and is in the Central area so division shuffling is needed.
          No shuffling needed. Yotes are already in the central this year.


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          • Originally posted by aparch View Post
            No shuffling needed. Yotes are already in the central this year.

            I knew that and that’s what I meant, I just suck at actually typing.

            No division shuffle is a huge factor in this. Vegas doesn’t want to be in the Central and Detroit nor Columbus definitely don’t want to be in the West.
            Last edited by Jimjamesak; 08-20-2021, 11:11 AM.
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            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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            • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
              I knew that and that’s what I meant, I just suck at actually typing.

              No division shuffle is a huge factor in this. Vegas doesn’t want to be in the Central and Detroit nor Columbus definitely don’t want to be in the West.
              After I posted, my brain went "well, maybe that's what he meant." Agreed the Wings and BJs aren't going west again. It's gonna be interesting to hear who might be interested (or already agreed) to take the Yotes.

              There was rumblings when True North was making a play for a franchise, but I haven't heard the same lately. Maybe the Seattle expansion drowned out that noise.

              What other ownership groups / locations have made a push for a franchise?
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              • Houston is the fourth largest city in the US. (Then again, Phoenix is fifth and the 'yotes couldn't make a go of it there. Gulp.)

                The easiest path is 'yotes to 'youston. That's my guess.
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                • Although "Greater Phoenix" is a myth, like Afghanistan. It's not a cohesive entity, it's made up by cartographers. It's a bunch of small cities that happen to be nearer each other than other small cities.

                  People in Tempe aren't going to Glendale for hockey. People in Mesa aren't going to Glendale for anything.
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                  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    Although "Greater Phoenix" is a myth, like Afghanistan. It's not a cohesive entity, it's made up by cartographers. It's a bunch of small cities that happen to be nearer each other than other small cities.

                    People in Tempe aren't going to Glendale for hockey. People in Mesa aren't going to Glendale for anything.
                    Is there still the plan to build an arena in Tempe? I know I saw that bandied about in discussions.
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                    Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                    But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                    Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                    Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                    • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                      Is there still the plan to build an arena in Tempe? I know I saw that bandied about in discussions.
                      The ASU building? Far as I know, but that was never intended to be even remotely NHL capacity.
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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                        The ASU building? Far as I know, but that was never intended to be even remotely NHL capacity.
                        No, I thought the Coyotes had plans to build in Tempe?
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                        Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                        But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                        Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                        Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                        • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                          No, I thought the Coyotes had plans to build in Tempe?
                          Oh, I had not heard that (or didn't remember) but the city council is lax about running their plans by me.

                          The pic for that article is a hlarious example of what I mean that Phoenix as this monster city is a myth.

                          This is part of what is considered Greater Phoenix:



                          And that is also what half of Mesa and Glendale and all of Peoria look like.

                          Last edited by Kepler; 08-20-2021, 01:27 PM.
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                          • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                            No, I thought the Coyotes had plans to build in Tempe?
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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Although "Greater Phoenix" is a myth, like Afghanistan. It's not a cohesive entity, it's made up by cartographers. It's a bunch of small cities that happen to be nearer each other than other small cities.

                              People in Tempe aren't going to Glendale for hockey. People in Mesa aren't going to Glendale for anything.
                              And I only go to Gold Canyon to mooch off a relative's house (with pool with swim up bar and infinity edge) on the golf course.
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                              • Crap.

                                < tears up bet stub that says "Houston" >
                                < throws pieces in air >
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