Larry Brooks Rumors Nashville Problems

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    Of course he doesn't have any credibility, he talks about himself in the third person for god's sake. :biglaugh:

    Surely you must know who he is?
     
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    Brooks is just being Brooks

    he is just one step above ekland

    and the last time I made my view known about Ekland I got hit with points from Buffaloed--so I aint going there
     
  5. Is this so hard to believe? Nashville having problems :eek: ...this is hockey in freakin' nashville. it doesn't belong there.
     
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    Why?
     
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    It isn't up to you to decide where Hockey belongs
     
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    Because, in Nashville, they don't even have paved roads, let alone ice. They marvel over man-made pools as "ce-ment ponds," which surely never freeze. All they care about in Nashville is bathtub moonshinin', the outlaw country of Waylon Jennings, and courting first cousins.

    Sadly, I'll bet he actually believes that. I live in NYC, and you'd be amazed at how many people exclaim, "You're from Nashville?! But you dont have an ACCENT!"

    It's fun to reply, "Garsh, and you're from NEEEEW YOOORK? Saaaay, you ain't one of them mafia guys, ares ya?!"

    But yeah, Larry Brooks is bitter and perpetually the laughingstock of the US hockey media. Scamper along, there's nothing to see.
     
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    dosen't that guys' s/n speak for itself?
    Bettman's trying to turn this into the NBA; soon guys will be doing nothing but slam dunks and using a new synthetic puck. traveling will run rampant and officials will have to start calling technical fouls for whining. :shakehead
    all of the south is light years behind the rest of the country, and especially Canada, but because new things are usually instantly and universally adopted and since Nashville doesn't sell out every night or bring big TV ratings, they don't deserve a team... :sarcasm:

    OBVIOUSLY!!!
     
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    Personal thing. I'm always curious to hear the anti-Southern("non-traditional") market arguments.
     
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    Two years ago he said we were in negotiations with Winnipeg....
     
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    What NHL team draws big ratings? On the attendance case, Boston, NJ, NYI, Phoenix, Florida, and Washington should be gone.
     
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    Great article, Brooks is bang on, Nashville needs to go and so should Bettman.
     
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    :shakehead

    (You'll notice that my response has exactly as much analysis as yours did)
     
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    What's your issue with Nashville? Do you feel the same way about Atlanta, Phoenix, Florida, Tampa Bay, and Dallas? Those cities are more southerly than Nashville...

    Please explain your reasoning. Until then, your argument has no validity.
     
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    As a general statement: please don't just make some half-informed, "(insert city here) doesn't need/deserve a hockey team" comment unless you're going to support that statement with an argument and hopefully a few facts.

    Otherwise, someone could say "Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary don't deserve a hockey team" remark and it be just as accurate. Believe me, an argument can be made for any current NHL hockey market to have its team yanked away - it's a matter of digging out the facts and forming an argument accordingly; it's easier for some than for others, but you're more likely to gain credibility if you at least have a couple facts to back your position.
     
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    Oh, and last year, Houston...
     
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    Doesn't the NHL owe it to communities that built arenas, and will be paying on them for the next 20-30 years at least, to give them a chance to develope the market? Especially in non-traditional markets where the NHL knew it would take some time to grow the sport from scratch. What kind of message does that send? Yeah, build an arena and taken on massive debt, and if you do not have an instant deep rooted fan base and sold out buildings no matter if your team is good or sucks for decades, we can and will move you within the first ten years. I would also imagine there are some poison pills in the Nashville lease that was signed when they built the arena that would make moving the team improbable or at least painful. But move that aside. The real question if why I would move the NHL in, while paying for a bright shiny arena, if they will move out if my community does not meet some initially unrealistic goals of support?
     
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    Larry Brooks rules; everyone says that he's a goof, don't take his rumors seriously, but he does getting people talking.

    Nashville will be fine, they have a decent following, and as soon as they win a few rounds in the playoffs or win the division, all the relocation talk will quickly vanish.
     
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    Your rope belt and the alfalfa stalk you chew on doesn't tip them off?
     
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    So does a guy running down the street naked, doesn't mean he has anything worthwhile to say.
     
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    Now you're being ridiculous. If Larry Brooks decided to run down the street naked, he'd first have to write two dozen columns about how his decision was all Gary Bettman's fault.
     
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    Nashville rumours Larry Brooks problems.
     
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    That's still better than his fellow New York Post hockey writer Mark N.Everson. Everson has used himself as a source.
     
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    It is up to the market to decide. Brooks is suggesting the market has, indeed, decided.

    Not that I trust Brooks in anything. His entire schtick is to invent reasons to whine about the salary cap because it harms the Rangers ability to spend a billion dollars.
     

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