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#1 stonecoldstevebernier

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:52 PM

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BREAKING NEWS: #chicagowolves have entered into a three-year agreement with the NHL’s @StLouisBlues! Official Release to follow.

No surprise here since we bought Peoria, but its official now. Good luck with that, St. Louis! ;)
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#2 Smashian Kassian

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

No surprise.

I'm sure there were more teams interested in Chicago, but this just makes too much sense.

St.Louis wants a separately owned team, and St.Louis has some good prospects/players that will help Chicago in there quest for a Calder Cup.

Good move for both parts.
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

Haha, St.Louis can enjoy having their prospects play maybe 20 games, while the Wolves concern themselves with selling tickets.
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Riddance!
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

Ha ha! Good luck St. Louis, you'll need it.
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Cue the Rivermen to Chilliwack. Not much smaller arena, hockey crazy town. Guaranteed sellouts every night. Only slightly smaller than the Langley arena (less than 500 seats under) and far less booked.
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:43 PM

I feel sorry for the Blues....
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:15 PM

Why does NHL team want to be affiliated with the Chicago Wolves? It sounds they wouldn't affiliate themselves with another NHL team if AHL rules didn't force them to.

What NHL talent has the Wolves produced? None?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:27 AM

Why does NHL team want to be affiliated with the Chicago Wolves? It sounds they wouldn't affiliate themselves with another NHL team if AHL rules didn't force them to.

What NHL talent has the Wolves produced? None?

http://thrasherstalo...eloped-nhl.html
it's not none, but it sure isn't good.

Edited by avelanch, 24 April 2013 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:52 AM

Sounds like Abby won't be in the cards next year, but I'm looking forward to seeing more prospects in the lineup regardless!

From what it sounds, the Wolves would go independent if they could, but that's not how AHL franchises work. Who's going to pay all your player salaries?
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

Please say Arniel is staying with the Wolves. ;)
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:14 AM

Good riddance. And I wish the Blues prospects luck playing for Chicago, they'll certainly need it.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Sounds like Abby won't be in the cards next year, but I'm looking forward to seeing more prospects in the lineup regardless!

From what it sounds, the Wolves would go independent if they could, but that's not how AHL franchises work. Who's going to pay all your player salaries?


The guy that owns the Wolves is the same guy that's mumbling about buying a NHL franchise......I wonder if he realizes in the Big Leagues you have to pay for ALL of your players yourself ::D
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

Levin runs his teams to win, when he gets an NHL team he'll do what it takes to ensure they are winnners, of that I am sure.

I wonder how fast he'll change the wolves philosophy on winning vs developing once it actually affects his own NHL team's profits/future though.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:28 PM

Levin runs his teams to win, when he gets an NHL team he'll do what it takes to ensure they are winnners, of that I am sure.

I wonder how fast he'll change the wolves philosophy on winning vs developing once it actually affects his own NHL team's profits/future though.


If he wants to own a successful NHL franchise he'll have to. You can't buy a championship in this league anymore.

Edited by Azial, 07 May 2013 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

If he wants to own a successful NHL franchise he'll have to. You can't buy a championship in this league anymore.

wolves fans will be mad though, because they believe what the wolves are doing is supposed to create nhl superstars, it's just that they've been given nothing but no-talent bums from their NHL affiliates.
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