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Minnesota Wild move AHL affiliate to Iowa

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07:54 PM ET 04.18 | It's official... almost. An official announcement that the Houston Aeros are moving to Des Moines to become the Iowa Wild is expected Thursday afternoon, according to Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press. The news of the Minnesota Wild moving the Aeros surfaced earlier this month by the Star Tribune. Per the Star Tribune report, the Wild has not been able to come to terms on a new lease at the Toyota Center in Houston. The team is to relocate to Des Moines, where it will play at Wells Fargo Arena. So there it is. Iowa Wild. The team is expected to make the movie official shortly, but the question is will this help the team in the long term or will it prove to be a useless move in the end?

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April 18, 2013  10:55 PM ET

They just hate Texas up there...

April 18, 2013  11:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They just hate Texas up there...

What took them so long to put a team in that Mecca of hockey? I was hoping it'd be the Phoenix Coyotes breaking the ice, so to speak.

April 18, 2013  11:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What took them so long to put a team in that Mecca of hockey?

Nothing screams hockey like corn, I suppose.

April 18, 2013  11:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

They just hate Texas up there...

Benn and company continue to look good...

April 18, 2013  11:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Benn and company continue to look good...

They bitch slapped the Canucks in the 3rd...

April 19, 2013  06:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing screams hockey like corn, I suppose.

I'm shocked by this

April 19, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Teams move affiliates all the time - no news here. Next!

April 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing screams hockey like corn, I suppose.

besides, the arena in San Juan wasn't going to be ready in time

April 19, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They **** slapped the Canucks in the 3rd...

I loved the Benn goal (around the 2 minute mark)

April 19, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm shocked by this

I'm all ears for this story. They are nice people in Iowa, they don' tassle you.

April 19, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm shocked by this

Don't you mean shucked?

April 19, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I loved the Benn goal (around the 2 minute mark)

I loved seeing the sisters in the penalty box... both of them.

I also loved Schnider slamming his stick into the door as they left the ice.

April 19, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing screams hockey like corn, I suppose.

I know they produce them con fed NFL linebackers in Iowa but, have they ever produce a hockey player worth a damn other than Scott Clemmensen?

 
April 19, 2013  03:32 PM ET

"corn fed"

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