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4 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

With some Alabama officials open about their hockey interest ( and looking into a decent sized hockey arena), it makes sense that other SEC allies would at least be open to hockey.   Alabama isn’t going to add hockey alone in the SEC and south.  But this is probably middle of the next decade at least before DI hockey becomes a reality.

The Alabama coach that was wanting to move to D1 is coaching in the pros only after coaching Alabama for a year.

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6 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

Plus, the popularity of the NHL’s Flames and Thrashers should help draw interest from corporate sponsors and the community.  

Oh, wait...

You can’t lose a 3rd time to Canada but you can break students hearts when the team folds. 

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The St Louis Blues new practice facility soon opens.  It has three rinks, 2500 seats in the main rink, near Lindenwood U, and much of the rest of the acreage will be developed into an hundred million dollar entertainment complex.

Since Lindenwood is paying rent and even contributing some $ for capital, the Lindenwood women’s team would inevitably play there.  But their ACHA men’s team could go DI and get a bid from the WCHA.

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/professional/a-pinch-yourself-moment-for-blues-their-new-practice-home/article_950c41af-1f9d-5362-8e83-ea3c99ba9ad4.amp.html

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37 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

The St Louis Blues new practice facility soon opens.  It has three rinks, 2500 seats in the main rink, near Lindenwood U, and much of the rest of the acreage will be developed into an hundred million dollar entertainment complex.

Since Lindenwood is paying rent and even contributing some $ for capital, the Lindenwood women’s team would inevitably play there.  But their ACHA men’s team could go DI and get a bid from the WCHA.

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/professional/a-pinch-yourself-moment-for-blues-their-new-practice-home/article_950c41af-1f9d-5362-8e83-ea3c99ba9ad4.amp.html

The men's team looks to be getting perks that the women's team gets already. 

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Middle Tennessee St and a number of other southeastern schools are moving up to ACHA DII.

https://rutherfordsource.com/mtsu-hockey-joins-southeastern-collegiate-hockey-conference/

MTSU and Vanderbilt play at the Predators practice faculty, Ford Ice Center.  That center has limited seating at its two rinks (<500 at each), so they would have to play elsewhere if they want to go varsity.

https://www.nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter

 

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2 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

Middle Tennessee St and a number of other southeastern schools are moving up to ACHA DII.

https://rutherfordsource.com/mtsu-hockey-joins-southeastern-collegiate-hockey-conference/

MTSU and Vanderbilt play at the Predators practice faculty, Ford Ice Center.  That center has limited seating at its two rinks (<500 at each), so they would have to play elsewhere if they want to go varsity.

https://www.nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter

 

Doesn’t say anything about ACHA DII and the SECHC is ACHA DIII.

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11 hours ago, Goon said:

You didn't have to use your own picture. :) 

That was actually Zdeno Chara watching a replay of his 2018 playoff performance...

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37 minutes ago, MafiaMan said:

That was actually Zdeno Chara watching a replay of his 2018 playoff performance...

 

Thought it was Henrik Zetterberg searching for highlights from Detroit''s deep 2018 playoff run...

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2 hours ago, Blackheart said:

Thought it was Henrik Zetterberg searching for highlights from Detroit''s deep 2018 playoff run...

Sure, pick on the guy who was just forced to quit due to a degenerative back condition, you heartless b*st*rd!  :blink:

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3 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

Sure, pick on the guy who was just forced to quit due to a degenerative back condition, you heartless b*st*rd!  :blink:

Why do you think they call me Blackheart? :D

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16 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

That was actually Zdeno Chara watching a replay of his 2018 playoff performance...

Good one. :) 

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