- July 29, 2012 - 14:31
AHL 101: Introduction to Small Market Pro Sports Larceny. Find a desparate town with an empty (preferably new) rink...if possible, line up some local 'Bon Vivant' as the official face of your scam....enter into egregiously, even pathetically favourable lease arrangement....pander to local sports wags' dreams of career advancement for breathlessly favourable coverage, sit back and watch clueless, mesmorized rubes buy jerseys, season's tickets, beer........pack up van, rinse and repeat. BTW, this stop was one for the record books.
- July 28, 2012 - 11:03
Probably just a one year extension because Thunder Bay's new arena has been delayed. Couldn't use federal infrsatructure money, so they had to go back to the drawing books.
- Christopher Chafe
- July 28, 2012 - 08:32
I am hoping the 1 year extension was given to allow Danny the extra year to see if he can come up with a plan and design for his own multi million dollar state of the art Arena out in "Danny-Land".
- Saucy Face
- July 29, 2012 - 07:46
Well Chris, you obviously must sleep in one of our bedroom communities. BUT you seem to forget that when it came to building Mile One, the city of St. John's asked all its surrounding bedroom communities to help pay for it and make it a regional arena and even suggested building it on Kenmount Road. But all our bedroom communities laughed and scoffed at the idea, so it was built downtown so the business community and the city of St. John's can reap the financial rewards for the cost of building it. Now the parking issue will soon be solved and more money will be made from it. Being that I am a taxpayer of St. John's, I love the location of Mile One and every time I hear someone like you complain I smirk in satisfaction . All of you outside the city were offered an opportunity to have a say on its location, but you refused to contribute so suck it up buttercup!
- Reverse Skating
- July 30, 2012 - 16:01
Saucy Face, you know full well that Sin Jawns had no intention of building 'Mile Goose Egg' anywhere else but in it's current location. Southside hills and Kenmount road were floated as possibilities, but the decision was made early on. I remember it was Andy Wells who was vehemently against 'Mile Goose Egg', but Andy eventually reversed skating on that one and endorsed it, could have been a wink wink nudge nudge there involving Andy and you know who (oops don't sue me). It's like everything with Sin Jawns, they want the folks in outlying areas to chip in, but don't expect to be co-benefactors.