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Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:05 am

Why did the Penguins pick a place so far away for their minor league team. Do you think they've ever thought about actually moving the team closer to Pittsburgh?
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby pens#1 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:25 pm

it would make sense to have them closer but you also have to have a market that can draw enough. I know most minor league teams are lucky if they break even. Also WBS is close to alot of teams that the Pens play so its not that bad in case of an emergency while on the road.
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby pfim on Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:50 pm

New 8300 seat arena in an area that didn't have a lot of winter sports options. It's also within easy driving distance of many of the AHL teams.
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby eastonpensfan on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:09 pm

WBS is a great option. Within a 4-5 hour drive plus since the Pittsburgh group also owns the WBS group, this is a marriage made in heaven.
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby columbia on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:12 pm

How many people go to the games?
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:27 am

Ah nice to know. I just thought it was weird that WBS is hours away from the central location. Kind of like how the Carolina(I think) had their team moved closer to the organization.
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby WWGRD on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:35 pm

columbia wrote:How many people go to the games?


average of 6,080, good for 7th best in the AHL
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:15 pm

L.A. has their AHL team in Manchester, NH...
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Re: Question about WBS and Movement.

Postby Why Not Us on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:01 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:L.A. has their AHL team in Manchester, NH...


There are plenty of NHL/AHL affiliates that are further apart geographically than Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre.

LA--Machester, NH
San Jose--Worcester, MA
Colorado--Cleveland, OH
Anaheim--Syracuse, NY
Edmonton--Oklahoma City, OK
Atlanta--Chicago, IL
Florida--Rochester, NY
Vancouver--Winnipeg, MB
Nashville--Milwaukee, WI
Montreal--Hamilton, ON
Phoenix--San Antonio, TX
Buffalo--Portland, ME
Columbus--Springfield, MA
Ottawa--Binghamton, NY
Tampa Bay--Norfolk, VA
Minnesota--Houston, TX
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