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Old 04-18-2013, 04:07 PM
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AHL Board of Governors Approves Aeros Move to Des Moines, Iowa and Sale of Rivermen

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has approved the following:

• The relocation of the franchise owned by the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild from Houston, Texas, to Des Moines, Iowa, beginning with the 2013-14 season.

• The transfer of ownership of the Peoria Rivermen franchise from the St. Louis Blues to the Aquilini Investment Group, owners of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. No determination has been made relative to the operation of the franchise for the 2013-14 season.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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Now hearing from a couple of people North of the border that the #Canucks may be looking at the Seattle area for a home for #AHL franchise.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:39 PM
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That would be rather interesting, especially with the Thunderbirds and how that may impact them. I would assume that potential team would play in the Key Arena? I can't see them sharing an ice surface in Kent with the T-Birds. Although I suppose it isn't out of the question.

That would also provide Abbotsford with a relatively close rival.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:19 AM
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Moving two of the higher attended and more reliable marketed teams into two unknown and risky cities. Anyone else find this silly?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:27 AM
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the wild had no choice but to move their team as the owner of the toyota center wanted to almost double their rent and now are paying less than half of what they are now by going to des moines.

as for seattle, it's got hockey entrenched in it, so it's not so unknown.
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