ahl coming to utica
Wacko

United States

#104 Jan 25, 2013
I like the college hockey but only about a quarter of the fans actually pay attention. The other 75% are either getting out of their seats every five minutes or texting. Mostly the college students do this. This wouldn't happen nearly as much if ee had pro hockey, which probably won't happen.
peter the puck

Manlius, NY

#105 Jan 26, 2013
Check out today's Utica OD newspaper (sports section). I told u so !!!
cautiously optimistic

Manlius, NY

#106 Jan 26, 2013
I hope the Ahl comes back to Utica
real hockey

Herkimer, NY

#107 Jan 26, 2013
cautiously optimistic wrote:
I hope the Ahl comes back to Utica
Why?
slapanut

Utica, NY

#108 Jan 26, 2013
Palmieri is having pipe deams of bringing back AHL. What's next? A minor league ball club? Never, ever going to happen.
Wacko

Holyoke, MA

#109 Jan 26, 2013
real hockey wrote:
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Why?
Why not?
real hockey

Herkimer, NY

#110 Jan 26, 2013
Wacko wrote:
<quoted text>Why not?
Have stated all my reasons. UC is the best reason.
Peter Puck

Utica, NY

#111 Jan 26, 2013
Dear Utica: UC plays quality hockey, tix are affordable, they draw big crowds, and, most importantly, they pay their bills. Bring in a pro team? All we have to say is, "Don't puck up the good thing you already have." Sincerely, All the previous bogus teams that screwed you.
Wacko

Bradford, VT

#112 Jan 27, 2013
Peter Puck wrote:
Dear Utica: UC plays quality hockey, tix are affordable, they draw big crowds, and, most importantly, they pay their bills. Bring in a pro team? All we have to say is, "Don't puck up the good thing you already have." Sincerely, All the previous bogus teams that screwed you.
Excellent point.
quite suddenly

Wilmington, DE

#113 Jan 27, 2013
Peter Puck wrote:
Dear Utica: UC plays quality hockey, tix are affordable, they draw big crowds, and, most importantly, they pay their bills. Bring in a pro team? All we have to say is, "Don't puck up the good thing you already have." Sincerely, All the previous bogus teams that screwed you.
They can't wait to start on it and won't be deterred until it falls flat on it's face. You haven't been paying attention the last 20 years then. When given an opportunity to do their job instead of make a big deal out of something like this, WHEN have you ever seen anyone from that mental sinkhole do the right thing vs the greedy "I wanna be in charge and need praise" thing?
They gravitate toward the lowest common denominator logic and personality rule. Sure hope you can fight it but all the big OOOtica Indian Chiefs are probably deciding who's "In Charge" and who get the new job already LMAO!

ALWAYS Win- ALWAY bank on Oooticans fcking up for greed or vanity. ALWAYS.
what

Herkimer, NY

#114 Jan 27, 2013
quite suddenly wrote:
<quoted text>They can't wait to start on it and won't be deterred until it falls flat on it's face. You haven't been paying attention the last 20 years then. When given an opportunity to do their job instead of make a big deal out of something like this, WHEN have you ever seen anyone from that mental sinkhole do the right thing vs the greedy "I wanna be in charge and need praise" thing?
They gravitate toward the lowest common denominator logic and personality rule. Sure hope you can fight it but all the big OOOtica Indian Chiefs are probably deciding who's "In Charge" and who get the new job already LMAO!
ALWAYS Win- ALWAY bank on Oooticans fcking up for greed or vanity. ALWAYS.
Was there a point to your post? It makes no sense:)
Wacko

Worcester, MA

#116 Jan 27, 2013
What does OOOtics mean? I know you're referring to Utica but is there some meaning to OOOtica? I see a few posters speling it this way. Is it supposed to be funny?
Wacko

Worcester, MA

#117 Jan 27, 2013
Wacko wrote:
What does OOOtics mean? I know you're referring to Utica but is there some meaning to OOOtica? I see a few posters speling it this way. Is it supposed to be funny?
I meant OOOtica not OOOtics....sorry
dontholdback

Sherburne, NY

#118 Jan 27, 2013
quite suddenly wrote:
<quoted text>They can't wait to start on it and won't be deterred until it falls flat on it's face. You haven't been paying attention the last 20 years then. When given an opportunity to do their job instead of make a big deal out of something like this, WHEN have you ever seen anyone from that mental sinkhole do the right thing vs the greedy "I wanna be in charge and need praise" thing?
They gravitate toward the lowest common denominator logic and personality rule. Sure hope you can fight it but all the big OOOtica Indian Chiefs are probably deciding who's "In Charge" and who get the new job already LMAO!
ALWAYS Win- ALWAY bank on Oooticans fcking up for greed or vanity. ALWAYS.
What does this post mean?? WTF!
True

Fulton, NY

#119 Jan 27, 2013
The mayor says he is in favor because this is a done deal. These people have money and they are buying the Aud. U.C. will stay but will of course not have first scheduling rights. I tend to agree with you who say it doesn't make sense but it's going to happen. The county will sell the Aud to them to save money. Don't kill the messenger please but this is already in the works. U.C. knows it's comming
contract

Herkimer, NY

#120 Jan 27, 2013
True wrote:
The mayor says he is in favor because this is a done deal. These people have money and they are buying the Aud. U.C. will stay but will of course not have first scheduling rights. I tend to agree with you who say it doesn't make sense but it's going to happen. The county will sell the Aud to them to save money. Don't kill the messenger please but this is already in the works. U.C. knows it's comming
Five year contract with UC and the aud is in place. The city can't sell the aud. Regional aud commission is separate entity from city of Utica.
enough

United States

#121 Jan 27, 2013
contract wrote:
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Five year contract with UC and the aud is in place. The city can't sell the aud. Regional aud commission is separate entity from city of Utica.
I'm sorry folks, this is getting old! UC did a great job building the program and branding their product. However, this is a hockey savvy area. Most of us want pro hockey here. I'm a die hard hockey fan but would rather drive to cuse to see a pro game versus going to watch UC. If the financial nightmares caused by past pro teams can be avoided pro hockey will work here. Smart fans know the difference between college and pro hockey, others will bitch that the move will jeopardize UC's future here. Who gives two fucks? At the tns of the day they play D3 hockey. BTW I played hockey for most of my 38 years and will acknowledge that D3 hockey is way beyond what I could have achieved as a player. However this does not mean I'm an ignorant fan. Anyone that would prefer to keep UC at the aud instead of an AHL team is a hockey dummy.
True

Fulton, NY

#122 Jan 27, 2013
You are correct that Utica can't sell the Aud. The county can and will.
hockey admn

Herkimer, NY

#123 Jan 27, 2013
Dear True, Oneida County has no say in the matter of aud. See: Regional Aud Authority.
Dear enough, you may have enough passion for pro hockey, just no business sense. Too many saves with your noggin sans helmut.
History of Utica area teaches us all we need to know about pro hockey. It doesn't work here. So called 'fans' of pro hockey will attend in sufficient numbers only if: home team wins every game, engages in bloody fights every period, and beer and ticket prices are 1950's era.
Keep UC hockey; it makes the most sense.
True

Fulton, NY

#124 Jan 28, 2013
Hockey Admin, The Aud Authority also has a lease to manage the Aud and it is expiring. U.C. will stay but a large corp. that owns several arenas already will own the Aud and the AHL team. I understand why you think this will fail and I agree with the arguments that it will. This is going to happen though. Like it or not.

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