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Can someone clue me in on what happened to the Trenton Devils of the ECHL. Did the "premier league" lose a franchise? The transactions column of the Journal stated that the New Jersey Devils announced they were ceasing the operations of the Trento Devils.
Anybody got a clue? Thanks in advance.
According to the Trentonian newspaper they have suspended operations.
There is some information under the team links on the ECHL website.
The NJ Devils were the last NHL team to wholly own an ECHL team. They got tired of it. Walked away. They either come back privately as the Trenton Titans OR.. The Frankes snatch up the franchise for a cool 375k and the Komets join the E next season... (Or 1000 other options.) I happen to like the option that finds us playing in the ECHL.
Thanks, Bob. I looked there earlier in the day and found nothing. Now I notice that the ECHL has replaced the Trenton logo with the ECHL (league) logo and the story does appear.
I wonder how that will effect the divisions and, more importantly, the schedule.
Gee...I'm wondering if anyone out there might be thinking the same thing I am? That, maybe, just maybe not everything is "golden" in ECHL land. Maybe some of those owners might like a super "AA" league where scheduling problems, travel, and expenses might be reduced for a little more fiscal sanity and less egomania.
Alan....ding, ding, we have a winner. I wondered when we would hear about teams folding in ECHL-land. They sure kept them quiet for a while, didn't they? Any more to come? Hmmm....interesting news. The travel would be better in the ECHL. It would be even better in the league you described, though.....
The grass is not any greener on any side of the AA hockey fence.
Outside chance at best; but Trenton may not be dead... The ECHL is doing 2 things right now:
1. Altering the schedule for next season, minus Trenton...
2. talking to 2 groups interested in keeping hockey alive in Trenton (kinda sounds like Quad City)...
Its sounds like the Devils organization ran this franchise into the ground and then cut ties. Will be interesting to see the final results from this one...
Even if the ECHL loses this franchise that would make them even for this offseason... 2 gains and 2 losses (with many in Canada saying Victoria's move to major junior hockey and ceasing thier ECHL operations as a "step" up...).
Having seen plenty of both products I would go to a OHL/QMJHL game over most ECHL games