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  1. While I do feel for the Rats fans in NY, I am also excited about this for those of us here in NC. Back in June I suggested: How about this: - Checkers become Canes AHL affiliate - Rats become Rangers ECHL affiliate Basedon the attendance numbers and the move towards keeping farm teamscloser to their NHL affiliate - wouldn't this make sense? A tripto see guys in the system play by fans of each NHL team is much morepractical with this type of swap, naturally helping attendance in bothplaces. From here in Wake Forest, I'd certainly make a trip toCharlotte to check out Canes guys a few times a season, but I'm notmaking that same trip to Albany, NY. A local TV deal with Time Warner(cable access channels?) could maybe make sense then too. I know,that's probably a little too optimistic since we can't even get all thedamn NHL games on TV around here. Hopefully something like this can happen that wouldn't leave the Albany-area fans without hockey completely.
  2. See the new Abbotsford Heat. Although, I agree that no ownership group is going to foot the bill for travel around here.
  3. It's a good idea. Swap spots with the NYR. Make Charlotte the Canes AHL affiliate and Albany the Rangers ECHL affiliate. It would instantly help with attendance in both places, as the parent clubs would then be much closer, naturally generating more interest (and attendance) for the farm team. Of course, if you're in Albany, you don't want to move down to the ECHL, and you don't want the big upcoming rivalry with Glen Falls ruined, but hey - I'm in NC. In response to the distance of Charlotte from other AHL teams - there are 3 teams in TX now, and it's not that much farther south than Norfolk.
  4. How about this: - Checkers become Canes AHL affiliate - Rats become Rangers ECHL affiliate Based on the attendance numbers and the move towards keeping farm teams closer to their NHL affiliate - wouldn't this make sense? A trip to see guys in the system play by fans of each NHL team is much more practical with this type of swap, naturally helping attendance in both places. From here in Wake Forest, I'd certainly make a trip to Charlotte to check out Canes guys a few times a season, but I'm not making that same trip to Albany, NY. A local TV deal with Time Warner (cable access channels?) could maybe make sense then too. I know, that's probably a little too optimistic since we can't even get all the damn NHL games on TV around here.
  5. Longtime lurker, had to register to give 59 his props. Keep him JR !!!!
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