Trapper_J's Comments

Posted Wednesday July 31, 2013, About: Flames' unique recruiting pitch
It is going to be really interesting to see how Calgary fans react to this season. From about 1998 to 2004 it was pretty easy to get a ticket to a Flames game, then came the cup run and a tickets were at a premium. Now that they are about to enter into a long rebuild (despite what management says) the days of 14,000 in the Saddledome should be back.
Posted Tuesday March 12, 2013, About: NHL scouts flocking to follow faltering Flames
But ownership won't want to trade Iginla and Kipprusoff because, they'll feel, the team is so close to be a contender and trading the face of the franchise will only create a PR nightmare they're not willing to deal with. They still think it is 2004 when they had they're incredibly lucky run to the finals. Same thing happened in after 1989, they got older and not much better and by the late 1990s the team was a disaster. But they still clung to the past.
Posted Tuesday September 04, 2012, About: Leafs should fear a new CBA
Brian Burke has done more damage to the Leafs than any CBA.
Posted Sunday August 26, 2012, About: More Canadian teams in MLS?
As a Canadian and MLS fan I can say there is no way any of the three cities mentioned would support an MLS team. I live in Calgary and in the last ten years we have lost a Triple-A baseball team, an A-League soccer team (which had zero support) and an independent league baseball team which was also ignored by the public. Edmonton's current soccer team has luke warm support and Ottawa never fully supported the return of the CFL and isn't all that enthusiastic about it's upcoming third kick at the can. Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver have long soccer histories and at least twice the population of the other three cities so the sport can thrive in those venues.
Posted Monday August 15, 2011, About: Stern talks openly of contraction
I am not a fan of the Raptors but even though they are a lousy franchise they are at the top of the league in attendance. Is it because they play in Canada? You know, the country with the Triple-A debt rating and strong economy. Or is it because you can't think of the eight or so American teams that could be tossed aside without anyone noticing?
Posted Thursday July 21, 2011, About: Hawks sale talks 'moving fast,' relocation unlikely
If the money is there they'll let the Hawks move.
Posted Wednesday July 20, 2011, About: Stars losing $1M a week
One of your stable franchises, Gary?
Posted Thursday July 14, 2011, About: The NHL's most disappointing franchise
Should read 29 NHL teams > Toronto
Posted Thursday July 14, 2011, About: The NHL's most disappointing franchise
Perhaps they'll have better success when they become the reborn Quebec Nordiques.
Posted Wednesday June 29, 2011, About: 'Mystery' buyer emerges for Coyotes
The mystery is why anyone would want to buy this lame duck of a team. Hemorrhaging money, no fans who truly care and an arena built in the mother of wrong places.
Posted Tuesday June 28, 2011, About: Jagr decision possible this week
Heard today it was the Penguins, yesterday the Habs, a week ago he was definitely going to Detroit. Nobody knows and nobody should care.
Posted Friday June 03, 2011, About: Pryor should head to Canada
Warren Moon, Joe Theismann, Jeff Garcia, Doug Flutie....all QB's who played in Canada and did pretty well in the NFL (plus Rep. representative J.C. Watts played in the CFL too!).
Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011, About: Winnipeg in over its head
Did anyone mention that True North S and E, the new owners, are bankrolled by one of the richest men in North America? David Thompson is a multi-billionaire: net worth $22.1 billion.

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