All message boards (assuming there are other boards
) are mostly geared to the "hot topics of the day" because those are things that most people want to talk/read about. Old threads (weeks, months, sometimes years old) get bumped up all the time because most people use the search function when they're looking to find something.
It's been shown time and time again that having separate forums for different things already doesn't work to put topics "in their places" as most things (even things that are blatantly not Penguins related) get posted in the Penguins forum anyway. The Penguins affiliates forum barely gets use as it is, I think a forum dedicated soley to arena news would get even less traffic/use as every time there is new arena news, it gets posted in the main forum. Mostly a new forum would just create more duplicate threads/posts.