Vancouver confirmed!

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  1. hockey_nut

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    What a shock, another announced WHA team with no lease in place yet :eek: .

    Toronto is already out(http://www.tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=93575) and slowly the rest will all end up like them, complaining a lease can't be done then eventually shutting down a league that STILL does not have any building leases in place(that i've seen) or 1 player or coach under contract just 2 1/2 months before it's supposed to start :lol .

    This thing had some major potential, but they've wasted it and time is running out to get it back.
     
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    time's just about run out... this is looking pretty damn pathetic
     
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    Hey if Van is confirmed great, but I still wont watch it...
     
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    To be fair, Detroit does have a lease at the Silverdome and has Moe Mantha signed to coach. But that's it.
     
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    I agree it sounds like a joke. But come October when there is no NHL I just MIGHT tune into some games...... :shakehead
     
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    What a joke.
     
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    Interesting that Orca Bay would let them into GM Place (if that's true - we've seen that kind of "optimism" from the WHA before.) Seems a bit strange to allow a competitor to use your building, even if the NHL is locked out, but it'd also give an NHL club some serious power over the WHA. If they dictate the lease terms, the second the Blazers have trouble making a payment (and you know it's going to happen), the Canucks can boot them out and they're suddenly homeless. Not good for the WHA.
     
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    You got the Kelowna Rockets :shakehead
     
  11. Avery4Byng*

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    Yes very true, and I have season tickets as well. But I mean come on, what a winter without Hockey Night In Canada........ :shakehead
     
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    :shakehead :shakehead :shakehead


    Jusy keepin' it alive. :)
     
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    Erm, that seems a bit odd to me. It's not like the Dallas franchise needed permission from the Rochester Americans to use that name. Besides, the original WHA team in Vancouver (in the mid 70s) was called the Blazers. It seems to me that they would only need permission if they were going to be using the same logo.
     
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    The Winnipeg Jets needed permission from the NFL's NY Jets.
     
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