Wilkes-Barre/Scranton update:

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  1. Primetime8 Just Good Players

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    It wouldnt be HFBoards without continuous relocation speculation based on nothing more than hearsay and blown out of proportion quotes.
     
  2. GrGriffins Registered User

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    Can we all now take a big sigh of relief that WBS Penguins will still be in WBS for years to come?

    Sorry Hutch you might be the only one here that was hoping that the WBS Penguins was going to relocate to Portland, ME for the 2019-20 season and beyond. Maybe next time.
     
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    and why would they moved to portland they have the echl
     
  4. Barclay Donaldson Registered User

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    He’s notorious on this board for being a loyal and longtime Portland Pirates AHL fan.
     
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  5. HansH Unwelcome Spectre

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    But don't you know the Alaska Aces MONARCHSFAN were originally the Anchorage Aces until they nearly fell out of the WCHL and the other league had to take them, then Allentown Spectacor WHERE IS THE PROOF!!!
     
  6. Clinton Comets EHL Registered User

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    LOLOL
     
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    This was without a doubt the most boring thread. Did anyone really have doubt that a deal wouldn't be reached? The Pittsburgh-WBS relationship makes too much sense. The officials didnt want to see their arena lose the AHL Penguins and go dark an extra 38 plus nights. The Penguins logistically are nice and close, and although the Baby Penns no longer sell out the arena regularly anymore they still draw over 5000 on average any given night, they are in good shape and a fixture in the WB-S community. The Penguins weren't going to place their AHL players in West Virginia nor was the Albany NY area interested in being home to the Penguins farm team. The Baby Pens belong NEPA, congrats on the new agreement to both.
     
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  8. GrGriffins Registered User

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    I know of one person that was convinced (or wishing it) that a deal would not be reached. I guess he could not convince Spectra to step in and try to get the Penguins to relocate to Portland, ME and be back in the AHL.
     
  9. wildcat48 Registered User

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    Said person hasn't been to said games last season.....
     
  10. axecrew Registered User

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    You mean the Alpha and Omega of all things Portland Hockey didn't even attend a game this past season? I guess the ECHL is beneath said person.
     
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    It's a well-known fact that people who are spoiled rotten by a higher brand of hockey will reject a lower brand of hockey on principle. I can understand you not caring for it if you notice the mechanics and aim of the lower brand is geared towards a different demographic than you and cite that the pace of the play on the ice isn't what you're used to seeing, but to refuse to see it just because it's not the exact same thing you had before is pretty childish.

    (I'm going to get a reply from the inmate rambling about why it's not the exact same thing and why he's going to stand at the exact same spot until he gets his Pirates back, dammit, aren't I?)
     
  12. royals119 Registered User Sponsor

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    It was built in 1998, so before signing another ten year extension it would be prudent to have it spelled out who is responsible for updates on a building that will be 30 years old before the lease is done. I didn't see any reports anyone was claiming it was falling down, but who knows what new innovation in arena technology will come along in 2023?
     
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  13. axecrew Registered User

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    Said individual has seemingly gone dark
     
  14. wildcat48 Registered User

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    Correct...
     
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    I would bet a lot money I've seen more Portland AHL/ Maine ECHL hockey games than he has.
     
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  16. GrGriffins Registered User

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    Can you hear a pin drop?

    When it gets closer for Seattle to announce where their AHL affiliate will be at, the said individual will rise once again.
     
  17. axecrew Registered User

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    Geez...just like the Dark Lord in the Harry Potter movies...my god he really is he shalt not be named...
     
  18. axecrew Registered User

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    No thanks...I'd rather keep my money...:laugh:
     
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    To the surprise of no one, the lease was officially approved by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority today. Included is a little bit more detail of future upgrades to the arena, which sheds a little light on the negotiations:
    Compromise is not dead!

    Press release: ARENA LEASE EXTENSION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED | Mohegan
     
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    How can you be a fan of a team that doesn't exist?
     
  21. Barclay Donaldson Registered User

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    It's pretty easy. Even on this forum, there's hardcore Québec Nordiques fans and they haven't existed in a long time. Hartford Whalers fans are still every present, and they played in a mall and were so bad that they threw a parade when they finally won a playoff series.
     
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