davidbuckeye's Comments

Posted Monday February 04, 2013, About: Portland looming as Coyotes destination?
Do a little research before knocking Columbus. If you had you would see that, with the worst team on the ice since 2000, they sold out a majority of their games the first 7 seasons. They averaged over 90% of capacity. The last four seasons attendance has been off, but still averaging over 75% of capacity, and have had 2 sellouts and a near sellout this year. Check out the Blackhawks and Blues a few years ago, they could not give away tickets, and the Red Wings had to give away cars once in a while during the 70's and 80's to get people to come to games. Columbus is a good hockey market, with one of the best arenas in the league.
Posted Friday February 01, 2013, About: Coyotes edge closer to relocating
Oklahoma City doesn't have enough people to support the Thunder long term (Metro area is only 1.2 million). If the teams moves, it should be to Seattle.
Posted Wednesday October 03, 2012, About: Parise calls out Bettman for bragging
To Flyers1986-87: Columbus is a good hockey market. The team sold out most of their games the first 7 years in the league. The last 4 have been a struggle, but have still filled 75% of the seats. If the ownership could put a decent team on the ice, along with one of the best arenas in the league, this could be a great franchise.
Posted Wednesday September 05, 2012, About: New roadblock to labor talks
But he is a little bit taller than an average roadblock ;-)
Posted Wednesday June 06, 2012, About: AD: 'Michigan is back'
Back to what? They have only had 1 national championship since 1950. BYU has the same number. They have been living off their early history for the last 60 years.
Posted Sunday June 03, 2012, About: Is Brooklyn option for Islanders?
Toad: OKC will never work. The metro populations is way too small for one major league franchise, let alone two. Also, there are not enough large corporations there. It only works for the Thunder because they are new and winning. Durant will leave for one one the coasts when is contract is up, and when the teams starts losing, it will be proven that OKC is too small for a major sports franchise, like the one you stole from Seattle. BTY I am not from Seattle, just have an honest opinion.
Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012, About: Mason's days numbered in Columbus
Spiny Norman: Cleveland is a great football town, but not a great sports town. They only support the Cavs when they are winning (this past season their arena was only at 75% of capacity, but they played in the NBA finals only 2 years ago), and the Indians attendance is at the bottom of the league even though they had a desent season last year and this one so far.
Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012, About: Mason's days numbered in Columbus
Rex Racer: Why does Columbus have an NHL team? Columbus is a metro area of 1.85 million people. Cincinnati and Cleveland are only slightly bigger (2.1M and 2.0M). Also, more people live within a 90 minute drive of downtown Columbus than live within 90 minutes of downtown Houston. You should visit Columbus before you trash it.
Joe Mammy, don't know where you got those crime numbers, but Columbus always ranks among the safest major cities in the US. Also, with almost 2 million people in the metro area, we are not your typical college town. We have the feel of a college town with all the things to do of a major city.
Posted Wednesday April 25, 2012, About: Kesler no longer untouchable
Here is the move. Luongo, Kesler (an Ohio State grad) and 2nd or 3rd line winger to Columbus for Nash, Mason (could be a good number 2 goalie) and number 2 draft pick. If Vancouver picks up part of Luongo's contract, I think it could work for both teams.
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: Cities lined up for NHL relocation
There are a number of reasons why the Jackets should and will not leave Columbus. They have one of the best, if not the best, arenas in the NHL. They have a new arena lease that is good until 2039 and will control the teams costs. They have committed ownership. Fan support, for such a poor product on the ice, is better than at least 20 other NHL teams would get, if their teams were this bad. That includes all of the Southern teams, the Blackhawks (see early 2000's) and the Red Wings (see 1970's, '80s and early '90s when they had car giveaways to get "fans" to the games).
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: Cities lined up for NHL relocation
Although the Jackets have not been good on the ice, they have other assets that will keep them in Columbus. One of best, if not the best, arenas in the NHL. An arena lease good until 2039 that controls costs. A committed ownership. And better fan support for such a poor team than at least 20 other NHL teams would get if their teams were that bad.
Posted Wednesday May 18, 2011, About: Winnipeg's team would stay in Southeast
When the realignment is implemented, Nashville will not be moved to the East. They are in the Central time zone, and all other Eastern Conference teams are in the Eastern time zone. Either Columbus or Detroit (both in the Eastern time zone) will be the team to move. I believe it will be Columbus as it will help their financial problems (less travel costs and their style of play works better in the East), and I feel that the other Western Conference teams will want Detroit to stay in the West, as they are a very good draw on the road.

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