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Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

To the previous poster:

Everybody loves winners, but 200 sets of eyes a game ain't going to get advertisers excited genius. Sounds like you are one of the delusional hockey dads who think youth hockey is the center of the universe. Don't complicate that too much


Like I said, not sure how involved USA hockey is but if they are relying on a gate with 200 fans and rink advertising from Sals Pizza it will be difficult. Oh boy, my head is spinning. This is way over my head.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

Not complicating it and no one thinks there is a way for a junior team to make it in the northeast based upon ticket sales. Not with NHL/AHL/NCAA saturating the area. The NAHL team will be funded by USAH and kept around to weaken the Junior leagues who have traditionally been a pain in the ass to USAH. It's about control and if your not goingto threaten and not kiss the USAH ring, then they are going to come after you.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

Great story, but the future of the game is not in MA, or the NorthEast, it's west boy. While the Generals run has been great, I don't thing USAH is 'defending' turf. Look at the trends and prospects, they ain't coming from out here.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

Let's be honest about this 'turn around.' The previous team was built with local high school D-2 players who never actually had witnessed competitive hockey. The 'coaches' too were pretty new based upon who they drafted. anything with hockey people & players would have been better and plugging in good coaching and some higher-end players and it's totally a new program.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

anon
Let's be honest about this 'turn around.' The previous team was built with local high school D-2 players who never actually had witnessed competitive hockey. The 'coaches' too were pretty new based upon who they drafted. anything with hockey people & players would have been better and plugging in good coaching and some higher-end players and it's totally a new program.
And now it's kids whose parents have been served blue Kool-Aid for years.

Which, if it makes them competitive, isn't a bad thing, as long as you can stomach the guy.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

anon
Not complicating it and no one thinks there is a way for a junior team to make it in the northeast based upon ticket sales. Not with NHL/AHL/NCAA saturating the area. The NAHL team will be funded by USAH and kept around to weaken the Junior leagues who have traditionally been a pain in the ass to USAH. It's about control and if your not goingto threaten and not kiss the USAH ring, then they are going to come after you.


Got to hand it to USAH and NAHL. Brilliant move to place an NAHL team in the heart of New England. And probably still room yet for two maybe three more NA teams in New England. NA wants to be poised to cherry pick local talent to supplement core players from midwest and central US. It's all about control for sure. USHA has NCDC where it wants them - withering on the vine.

Re: New England Generals NAHL - Best Record in the League

anon
anon
Not complicating it and no one thinks there is a way for a junior team to make it in the northeast based upon ticket sales. Not with NHL/AHL/NCAA saturating the area. The NAHL team will be funded by USAH and kept around to weaken the Junior leagues who have traditionally been a pain in the ass to USAH. It's about control and if your not goingto threaten and not kiss the USAH ring, then they are going to come after you.


Got to hand it to USAH and NAHL. Brilliant move to place an NAHL team in the heart of New England. And probably still room yet for two maybe three more NA teams in New England. NA wants to be poised to cherry pick local talent to supplement core players from midwest and central US. It's all about control for sure. USHA has NCDC where it wants them - withering on the vine.



You gotta think a couple of teams in Northern New England - (Portland or Lewiston Maine, Manchester, NH, Burlington, VT or up state NY or Albany might work. I do hope NCDC does have success too. Used to be because I want to see Jr Hockey succeed around here. Now it has more to do with discouraging NCDC Sux guy from coming on here anymore!