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Manitoba Moose and the AHL

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1 Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:15 am

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I just saw where the Moose beat the Rochester Americans 3-1 last night. Mostly I am ambivalent about the Moose. And the AHL. Sure it's entertaining hockey but it just does not compel me. Do you care about the Moose?

If not, and other than the NHL, what level of hockey then would be attractive to you?



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2 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:18 am

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my kids hockey ( and grandkids if I live that long)
no matter what level

other then that... not much

3 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:25 pm

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The Moose have a roster of 600 players (exagerated a bit) and it's hard to get the feel of the team. The NHL is out of bounds.
It was once nice to watch real rivalries, but now they're gone.
I see the salary cap didn't change anything. Look at Anaheim's roster, I wonder how they did it? Did they get all the extra salaries from external sponsors?
The run for the Grey Cup is maybe what is still going strong in Canada. ...after running EliMay out of Ottawa...

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4 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:24 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:I just saw where the Moose beat the Rochester Americans 3-1 last night. Mostly I am ambivalent about the Moose. And the AHL. Sure it's entertaining hockey but it just does not compel me. Do you care about the Moose?

If not, and other than the NHL, what level of hockey then would be attractive to you?

Sigh, well I guess I won't post my answer then Razz

5 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:25 pm

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Electrician wrote: The NHL is out of bounds.

Nothing is out of bounds. The way things are going in the southern US, Winnipeg as well as Hamilton and QC are prime contenders for teams.

6 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:26 pm

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Not with a 8800 seat MTS Centre...

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7 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:31 pm

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Electrician wrote:Not with a 8800 seat MTS Centre...

Come again?

8 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:33 pm

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This season, the mts centre is set at 8800 seats for the Moose.
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Is the rest rented out to a local old ladies bridge club?



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9 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:35 pm

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Electrician wrote:This season, the mts centre is set at 8800 seats for the Moose.
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Is the rest rented out to a local old ladies bridge club?

So then what? Did they physically remove the rest of the seats or something? I'm not getting where you are going with this.

10 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:50 pm

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I'm just saying a 8800 seat arena isn't enough for an NHL team...

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11 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:57 pm

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Electrician wrote:I'm just saying a 8800 seat arena isn't enough for an NHL team...

Well, this is about the average that the southern US teams are selling out in the NHL. I think Winnipeg can do 10x better than this since we care more about hockey than those douchbags down south.

It's only a matter of time before the NHL comes looking at the great white north to save it's hide.

12 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:01 pm

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let's hope so. (I'm in the chatbox).

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13 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:36 pm

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The MTS Centre seats 15,005 Electrician. 8k is the lower bowl. Perhaps that is what the Moose look to sell, but if demand was greater you can bet they'll open the upper bowl seats for the Meese.

14 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:09 pm

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the entire first season the upper bowl was open and sold out a crapload of games.
Second season the novelty wore off and they only open the lower bowl.

15 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:15 pm

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Winnipeg Predators
Winnipeg Panthers
Sound alot like street gangs...
Winnipeg Sharks?
Well, you never know what can be fished out of the Red...

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16 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:54 pm

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Besides the "one" article about a Moose player, how come the Freep (online) doesn't have any other articles about the Moose today? Is the interest in the team really wearing off that much? Even if they're in a winning season?


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17 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:02 pm

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They get decent crowds. I expect they still are relavent to Winnipeggers. The Moose have not captured the hearts of Winnipeggers as the Bombers have IMO. Possibly due to our history of WHA and NHL teams. I assume the WFP writers are off due to Remembrance Day.

No idea really.


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18 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:08 pm

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People are still pining for the NHL and as much as I hope we get it don't see it in the near future , the cost with the league are out of control , Again.
Brandon Wheatkings are good hockey too if out that way .

19 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:32 am

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the AHL is just too slow... too many of the players with no hope of ever going anywhere so they just dont put in the effort it seems.


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20 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:16 am

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Do what everyone in Manitoba wants. Bring back the Warriors. Moose Jaw city council refused to build them a new arena. Now they are looking at relocating. It's been almost 25 years, but it would be awesome if the Warriors returned to their original home....Winnnipeg.

21 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:25 am

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I agree! Bring em back!


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22 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:06 pm

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Make this city the home of the junior program going for five .

23 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:39 pm

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If you want to see uninspired, boring hockey, go to a AHL Moose game.

24 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:57 am

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agreed


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25 Re: Manitoba Moose and the AHL on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:48 am

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but... but... they advertise HARDCORE hockey!

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