The heat are not there to make the flames money ,The issue with the heat is there losing the town millions but the issue nobody has addressed is the 10 year contract that that Calgary has with Abbotsford .
The question here still is why would Calgary move there team when the whole purpose they moved them to Abbotsford is for the exact same reason the canucks want to move the farm team to abbotsford (location) when there players are just a 45 minute flight away so there rivals can have there prospects a 45 minute drive away .
I dont see this deal going down in the near the future unless Calgary gets some kinda kick back to make it worth there while to move there prospects to the other side of North america
For the Canucks, it's a positive to move our AHL affiliate here and we wouldn't need any extra incentive. The Flames might, and a souring relationship between the City of Abbotsford and them due to the money the city is losing could be enough to make that a smart move for them as well (or even just the Flames showing some compassion for the city).
In any event, if the Flames found a team that would be willing to continue the agreement they have with Abbotsford (i.e. the Canucks and their newly purchased AHL team), the city would be more than likely to agree if it meant increased revenue and decreased losses the taxpayers will have to foot. Having the Canucks prospects playing would be a much better deal for the city of Abbotsford than having Flames prospects there.
Edited by elvis15, 18 March 2013 - 03:39 PM.