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Minnesota Wild may move AHL affiliate to Sioux Falls

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06:00 PM ET 04.10 | Houston, we have a problem. The Minnesota Wild is expected to announce in the next couple weeks that it will end its relationship with the Houston Aeros, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. Per the report, the Wild has not been able to come to terms on a new lease at the Toyota Center in Houston. The team is expected to relocate its American Hockey League affiliate to Des Moines, where it will play at Wells Fargo Arena. Another location with big Minnesota Wild connections is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where construction has begun on a 12,000 seat arena modeled after the Winnipeg Jets' MTS Centre. The Stampede, Sioux Falls' USHL team, is owned in part and run by Tom Garrity, former president of the Houston Aeros and current president/CEO of Sioux Falls Sports.

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April 11, 2013  05:31 AM ET

If I ever find myself in Sioux Falls, I'll check them out

April 11, 2013  07:01 AM ET

What's with all the AHL teams moving all of a sudden? Did folks get tired of their affiliates losing money all of a sudden? Or is it trying to squeeze better leases out of minor league locations?

April 11, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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If I ever find myself in Sioux Falls, I'll out

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April 11, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What's with all the AHL teams moving all of a sudden? Did folks get tired of their affiliates losing money all of a sudden? Or is it trying to squeeze better leases out of minor league locations?

what? are you saying money might figure into a decision?

 
April 11, 2013  09:26 AM ET

so the constant stream or "wild" threads wasn't enough, now we have stories on their farm teams?

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