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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 9:47am

What???  Did I read this right?

The AHL team in Houston is moving to Des Moines, Iowa?    Wow!!!

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 8:48am

They're still convinced 1 affiliation is gonna get it done. I'm not. How are we going to compete in the playoffs against teams with 2 affiliates that send their extra players down?

I can understand not wanting to get "robbed" of 2 or 3 players at once, however, if they have already sent 10-12 players to start with, just how big of a hit is that? It's not like it will happen with any regularity, maybe even at all.

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:23am

With Trenton going down, seems like Philly will need an affiliate.....Komets already have the proper colors.....

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 10:13am

Alan, I have a hunch that Houston will be getting an NHL team very shortly. Not a new franchise but an existing one. Houston is a major league city. The Aeros attendence was always good. I think this move paves the way. Might hear something after the NHL playoffs.  I dont have any info but these moves dictate possibilty.  Des Moines is a surprise though.  Dallas had their AHL team there for a couple years. Would they be competeing with a USHL team?  Peoria would have seemed to be a turn key fit.

   As to Trenton, maybe Indy can get a discounted franchise fee.  

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:08pm

Nice to hear from you, RG2.  Yes, there seems to be a lot of possibilities.  Maybe there is some stuff going on with Houston and an NHL franchise.  I haven't heard of anythibg but mostly I was surprised by the move to Des Moines, Iowa.  Des Moines seemed to be pretty well locked into junior hockey while playing down any talk of moving a pro team back. 

Nothing surprises me much anymore when it comes to hockey.

Same goes for our own Fort Wayne Komets.  More about that later.