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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby K2 on Mon May 04, 2009 3:39 pm

Bathgate, the AHL to Reading would never happen because Reading falls within an x-number miles radius of Hershey, where the Bears would have to approve a team within its geographic territory. Anybody who's been to a game in Hershey can discern that the Bears and their parent company are incredibly stingy and would never allow this
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby Keith on Mon May 04, 2009 3:43 pm

"Youngstown did not support their current junior team (NAHL) and they will have a hard time building rivalries, with all the other USHL teams being too far away."

Isn't this what caused the downfall of the Youngstown Steelhounds? Lack of attendance and the other teams were too far away. History is repeating itself.
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby Bathgate on Mon May 04, 2009 10:08 pm

Keith wrote:"Youngstown did not support their current junior team (NAHL) and they will have a hard time building rivalries, with all the other USHL teams being too far away."

Isn't this what caused the downfall of the Youngstown Steelhounds? Lack of attendance and the other teams were too far away. History is repeating itself.


Don't understand why they did not go all out for an ECHL team, even if Reading won't move. Several ECHL teams have folded. Why could they not snare one of those franchises?
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby jimjom on Sun May 31, 2009 2:30 pm

I àm @ wheeling park graduation as we speak @ wesbanco arena...the wheeling nailers' honda element vehicle is for sale. This isn't good for their chances of staying in town. Why else would they sell it?
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby K2 on Sun May 31, 2009 3:18 pm

jimjom wrote:I àm @ wheeling park graduation as we speak @ wesbanco arena...the wheeling nailers' honda element vehicle is for sale. This isn't good for their chances of staying in town. Why else would they sell it?


Perhaps they get a new vehicle every season, though that's highly unlikely. Does seem kind of fishy. How's Wesbanco looking these days?
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby jimjom on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:44 am

K2 wrote:
jimjom wrote:I àm @ wheeling park graduation as we speak @ wesbanco arena...the wheeling nailers' honda element vehicle is for sale. This isn't good for their chances of staying in town. Why else would they sell it?


Perhaps they get a new vehicle every season, though that's highly unlikely. Does seem kind of fishy. How's Wesbanco looking these days?


It looked okay, they had their arena football setup going, with the turf down during the graduation.

I really have a soft spot for that arena, it's a great place to watch hockey and the food/beer prices are very reasonable.

Unfortunately they weren't selling beer during the graduation :wink:
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:09 pm

I went to their website. They are selling season tickets for the 2009-2010 season, and signed their radio announcer for 09-10. So, it looks like they will be around for at least 1 more season.
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby newarenanow on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:34 am

I hope they stick around. I've gone to a few Chiefs games, and they are pretty fun.

I remember working as a bouncer at a bar in college up there, and the Chiefs would come in after their games and get loaded. I always said that if one of them started anything, I'd just walk out the door and quit.
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Re: Wheeling Nailers last season?

Postby JS© on Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:28 am

newarenanow wrote:I hope they stick around. I've gone to a few Chiefs games, and they are pretty fun.

I remember working as a bouncer at a bar in college up there, and the Chiefs would come in after their games and get loaded. I always said that if one of them started anything, I'd just walk out the door and quit.


G-Man or Shenanigans?
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