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  • david
    April 29, 2013 - 13:51

    "Youth movement", eh? So we can expect "junior league" ticket prices then, right!? .....No?? Just receiving even bigger cans of whoopass opened up on them for a slightly higher ticket price? Okay, Danny.....if you say so.

  • Not Moose
    April 25, 2013 - 14:25

    The Moose did not become the IceCaps. Several times over the past few days I've seen this stat about the playoff streak. The Moose, although having the same management, were Vancouver's farm team. The IceCaps are Winnipeg's farm team, previously Atlanta's. That is the streak to look at. The Chicago team did not make the playoffs the year before we got all their players. So we only had a one year "streak".

  • FrankNL
    April 25, 2013 - 08:41

    Wow, what a massive change of tune from this guy. Sounds like St.John's fans can forget about a Calder Cup. Its not about that anymore. They'll just throw out a young team and try to "develop" a couple of prospects. Great. Heisinger basically ignored the IceCaps this season. Now we know why, its no longer a priority for them to ice a solid team here. Just develop a couple of kids.

    • missedthepoint
      April 25, 2013 - 12:22

      @FRANKNL maybe you should re-read and notice that it's about balancing winning and developing... you should give your head a shake if you don't think that's something every AHL team is trying to do...

    • FrankNL
      April 26, 2013 - 08:41

      As I said, a massive change of tune. They never admitted before that it was really about the Jets, not about the IceCaps. We had a veteran team for the first two years, and that's about to change. Winning at the AHL level was a priority for Heisinger in year one, less so in year two. At least he's admitting it now and telling us what we're in for. People won't be so quick to buy tickets. Fans here want a winner, not really interested in watching a practice squad for the Winnipeg Jets.

    • HockeyFanNL
      April 26, 2013 - 22:11

      That's the job of the AHL team isn't it to develop players for their NHL parent club?

      April 27, 2013 - 17:51

      I don't think that's what he is admitting to. He's talking about how the AHL is about balance. He mentions how winning is hugely important for development. He said the difference is previously before it was himself vs VAN, now it is himself vs himself. I would suggest watching the video of this interview and you can see he's very emotional about wanting to win. It's on youtube if you want.