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  • MBC
    May 31, 2011 - 12:08

    HOW MUCH CORPORATE INVESTMENT IS PLANNED FOR A HOCKEY TEAM? I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE INTEREST CORPORATE ST JOHNS HAS IN THIS VENTURE. CHECK IT OUT ROBIN.

  • chris oneill
    May 31, 2011 - 08:42

    Hi Downhomers, Although I am live in Ontario, my heart is always home in St. John's, I would love to help the residents with support for AHL team, I would love to say " Go Eastern Glaciers Go " (St. John's Glaciers ) or some other name. Thanks Robin for your imput responses

  • chief
    May 30, 2011 - 12:40

    As soon as the AHL(and AHL only) comes to St. Johns ,I'll be lining up fpr my season tickets. every growing city needs a pro sports team . Go Danny.......

  • no team needed
    May 25, 2011 - 09:18

    I agree with the liberal leader, Ms. Jones. There are better and more important things here in NL that we could use the money on. Wake up people. The next health care crisis that comes up, you will wonder where they will get the money to correct the problem. No, wait, it's gone on the %#% hockey team.

  • daskipper
    May 25, 2011 - 02:00

    Please call them the Caps. Go Caps Go!

  • Mike Dooley
    May 24, 2011 - 19:40

    Just hope they announce it soon so I can go on the hunt for my season tickets!

  • nickp
    May 24, 2011 - 17:22

    Rooting for a Saint John hockey team reminds me of the days when the AHL existed primarily in good hockey markets.

  • Jim
    May 24, 2011 - 13:44

    Carbonear Canadiens - Halifax Metro Centre actually has a big parkade right next to it. Sadly, EGP has a point and this was debated when they were looking to build it... there were better locations but City Hall wanted it cloe to Georg Street for the business spin off. Don't be nieve.

  • Telling it like it is
    May 24, 2011 - 13:37

    When the Fog Devils and the Maple Leafs what were the two most common complaints from fans??? 1 - Ticket Prices (cheapskates) 2 - Parking First off, if you can't afford hockey tickets, don't go. Secondly, every townie is used to getting into their car and driving down to the corner store to pick up their salt beef and scratch tickets. the Fog Devils offered a $2 return trip on the park and ride to avoid even having to park your car downtown and people still complained. Bottom line, if Newfoundlanders can't complain about something, they'll make something up to complain about.

  • justinb
    May 24, 2011 - 09:07

    its great that we can finally have an AHL team back again. I would go to alot of more games if we ever did get a team in the AHL. I never was a big fan of the fog devils even though im a big hockey fan and having a team like the moose would do great things for st, john's. I am optimistic about having the team and also hopefull as many newfoundladers would be as well. lets hope this deal goes through!

    • HockeyFan
      May 24, 2011 - 16:20

      Big hockey fans are fans of all hockey not just select leagues. What are you going to do when you realize that most of the players on our new AHL team--IF we get one--are one yeaer removed from major juniior? wil that make them better then. The Telly article that Brendan McCarthy wrote has picture of Kyle Wellwood and mentions Raffi Torres because they are AHL grad who are currently in the playoffs yet they neglect to mention Kris Letang and Brad Marchand who we saw play here during their junior years and are better players than the former two will ever be and Letang is the only one of the bunch to have a Stanley Cup ring?

  • Hockey fan
    May 24, 2011 - 08:40

    Yea EGP, I wasn't aware Newfoundlanders had a divine right to park right next to the door at every event. Never heard the likes.

  • Don
    May 24, 2011 - 08:36

    Im getting a little nervous now.. But i still think this is going to happen. Cant believe Atlanta will find a buyer at this point--unless Ted Turner steps in at last moment,, LOL.. As far as parking goes --come on folks use shuttle buses more for Gods sake.

  • steve
    May 24, 2011 - 08:07

    EGP. this team is barely feasible as an idea as it is - do you really think spending the money to build ANOTHER new stadium at double the size will make it more feasible. I've never seen people so cheap in terms of paying for entertainment as the crowd around here - go to an event anywhere else on earth and you have to pay big prices for parking. Ask the people in Ottawa if they like having a stadium in the middle of nowhere.

  • Eli
    May 24, 2011 - 08:06

    I don't think Councillor Danny Breen is being up front regarding the cost to the taxpayers of St. John's. He has to have an indication or he's asleep. I doubt it's the latter.

  • egp
    May 24, 2011 - 07:28

    why dont danny build a 10.000 seat arena around kenmount road where you can park i have had tickets to mile one and wouldn,t go just for that reason ,it is too small for big events it should never have been built in its present location

    • Carbonear Canadiens
      May 24, 2011 - 08:16

      Well EGP, I guess you haven't been to many arenas in major cities before have you? Where's the parking in downtown Halifax? How about near the ACC, or the Bell Center? Can't leave out Rexall Place or the Saddledome either, albeit these 2 are not as bad as the rest. I've been to my fair share of arenas, both in Canada and the US, and most times there is no parking in the immediate area. The complainers need to experience going to a game at another major center and then they'll realize walking from Harbour Drive to Mile One is a joke. It's sad that people like you are the reason why it probably won't survive. The Park-N-Ride used to be fantastic. Curbside drop-off and pickup, can't ask for much more than that except from someone to have your seat warmed up and your beer waiting. Unbelievable that people complain about walking for 10 mins, MAX.