Minor league teams fold with semi-regular occurrence. Most wait until the off-season to do so, but occasionally, the costs associated with running a pro franchise grow to levels too big to endure and you have a situation like the San Francisco Bulls. The ECHL(AA level hockey) team announced to season-ticket holders on Monday afternoon, with three months left in the season, they were ceasing operations immediately, via an email obtained by CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz.
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With the temporary takeover of the Devils by the NHL due to financial concerns, my first worry was that they'd face the same fate as the Montreal Expos, letting big money players leave (hey, wait a minute..) and eventually leaving town for what would be a third time. Remember the KC Scouts and the Colorado Rockies? No, the old Colorado Rockies. The Devils began in Kansas City and spent a few years in Denver before settling in New Jersey.
Congrats to the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. We'll run down the finals as well as the rest of the season. Also, we run through each champion in the minor leagues and the changes coming for franchises.
On this show, we talk about the dearth of deadline-era trades(sans Iginla), Pete's hockey tourney, and even the Wrestlemania lineup. You're so lucky.
-The Plague jersey Pete referenced:
A ballroom dancer turned wrestler gimmick. What could go wrong?
-The episode(#99) w/ the interview with We Are The Union
-The unofficial(but best) website about the U.S. Open Cup
-Of the minor league affiliate rumors we talked about, the St. Louis Blues/Peoria Riverman one is confirmed. If no team replaces them, it would leave the city without professional hockey for the first time in 41 seasons.
Music Featured This Week:
(Intro) Falling Apart by The Gamits
The Golden Age by Go Rydell
Slangin' Rocks In The House Of God by Comadre
We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat by We Are The Union
The show is also available on Stitcher Radio.
The NHL is back, and so are we with an up to date episode. We talk about the upcoming season, Brian Burke's firing, the evil plague that is acoustic punk and Brandon goes to the saddest hockey game.
Topics This Week:
The lockout's over!
Music This Week:
(Special thanks to The Involuntarys, who wrote the song from the show's intro, 'Up The Pucks')
Prisoner Echoes by Strike Anywhere
The Concept Says... by Comeback Kid
100K by The Loved Ones
The Show Is Also Now Available on Stitcher Radio.