Kings, Sharks to square off in preseason contest
Brooklyn!!!! (share arena with Nets)
Keep dreaming,that will NEVER happen.They would move to Suffolk County or play
for a temporary time at the vacant Meadowlands Arena before that happens
If the deal falls thru to build the Islanders a new arena maybe they would
consider moving the franchise to Utah.That would be so cool
Let's go Islanders
AGREED,LONG ISLAND ROCKS!!
That's terrible that potiential free agents won't even consider the
Islanders.They tried to overpay Ryan Smyth last summer and he told them to get
lost.Long Island is such a great place to live and raise a family.Too bad that
these players have such a bad image of Long Island.All they know is the hotel
and the Coliseum.(both to be replaced shortly).Long Island has so much to offer.
His name is ZIGGY
The Islanders should bring the fan with the gold hair who sits in the 1st row
and goes on roadtrips with them.He really agitates the opposing players
It should be the Islanders,it's their affiliate's city.
too bad it's on sunday. sabbath busters are not a great way to showcase NHL
hockey in utah.
yeah,then the islanders fans would play the "chicken dance" to stifle the
rangers fans."nah nah nah nah nah nah nah,nah nah nah nah nah nah nah THE
Imagine if the Islanders played the Rangers in a pre-season game at the E-Center
and the obnouxis Ranger fans showed up and started whistling the Potvin S**ks
I'm sure the arena in Utah is much nicer and cleaner than Nassau Coliseum. It's
I'M suprises it's not the Islanders playing.They'd probably draw more people in
Utah than they would draw at Nassau Coliseum for an exhibition game(or in that
case,any regular season opponent except for the Rangers).
On average, the Grizzlies sold 37% or so of their E-Center seats during the
year.Those are not numbers that would attract interest in an NHL
franchise.NHL teams have some of the highest expenses in
professional sports, which is why their ticket prices on average are so high.
There's no chance they'd look here to move a team or expand.
I think they have though about haveing an NHL team hear but the hockey market in
Utah is just not big enought to support the team. If poeple here are not even
willing to pay 15 to 25 dollars a game for a Grizzlies game then there is no way
they could get people spending 50-200 dollars a ticket for a regular season NHL
game. Don't get me wrong I would love having an NHL team here but I just don't
see it happening here. I still love the Grizzlies and enjoy the minor leagues
because you get the one on one time with the players. Its great getting to meet
guys from all over who love the game and are talented players, its great to
watch them progress and see how far they make it. I hope that they can get even
more support this season after their great season last year.
Why doesn't Utah have a NHL team? Too small? Whats the deal with that. It
seems as though you are all happy with minor league hockey, but an NHL team of
your own should be the target.
I like it being on a Sunday night it doesn't have to interfer with my job I can
for sure make it on time. Church is in the morning anyway... Can't wait for the
game it's going to be tons of fun. What a great way to start off the hockey
I think we probably aren't getting the Islanders due to the length of travel
that would require. I'm guessing this is a collaborative effort of the
Grizzlies, ECHL, and NHL to try and showcase the sport here in Utah. If they
can pique people's interest with this, then maybe more people will come out to
Grizzlies games and see how great that team is.Personally, I'm
pumped. With all the young talent the Kings have, I'm excited to see who gets
to play. Hopefully Trevor Lewis, or this year's #2 pick, Drew Doughty. I'd
also love to see Brown or Kopitar show up, but I don't know how much they play
in exhibition games.
It should be fun. However, I'm somewhat surprised that one of the teams isn't
the Islanders.Are we in for an affiliation switch?
genius that slated this game on a Sunday in Utah!?
I've been a Kings fan for 15 years, since I was 10 years old. I went to the
game 10 years ago and it was great. I'll be there for sure. The only thing
that would hold me back is the potential birth of my son who is due October 8th,
but if my wife isn't in the hospital, then I'll be there. I hope Lewis does
well at camp and is playing. No offense to Jiletto, but seeing Lewis play here
would be a bigger deal for a local boy making good.
I'm there, too. And I hate to seem ungrateful, but let's work on getting the
Canadiens and Leafs here next year.
Sweet!!! This will be awesome.
Huge Kings fan! CANT WAIT FOR THIS GAME. CENTER ICE HERE I COME!