February 20th, 2011, 04:17 AM #181
Ask any Royals fan that has watched their team get decimated by call ups just when things are starting to go well; you do get mad. The development thing gets old when you're shelling out thousands of dollars and huge amount of time on the team each year. Doesn't help that the Royals are the call up whores of the ECHL, either. While I love watching guys like Quick succeed after playing in Reading, what I ( and most other ECHL fans) want to see more than that is a Kelly Cup win.
February 20th, 2011, 06:26 AM #182
I think you may be giving the booster folks too much credit in their numbers of members who live, eat, sleep Reign hockey and wholly support this team no matter what. Just from what I've read on this thread of sth's reupping for next year seems favorable. Even a few guys I know who aren't lgker's nor booster types are reupping for various reasons as well.
Originally Posted by SuxBeingU
I didn't renew from last year but my buddy committed. He's going choose pay as you go next year and opt out himself by not renewing for 11-12.
Going into this year, sth's were down 10% as it was. Perhaps there'll be some more decline next year and I think that'll impact decision making sooner or later by FO to do something....maybe even looking for another affiliation w/another NHL club??
Don't know the contractual obligations between parent and minor league teams.
In short, I see your soccer mom point, but I think the overall fan base and their dwindling #'s will trump them if this team continues to lack better improvement over the course of time and this includes sth renewals in the future.
February 20th, 2011, 09:13 AM #183
They did the team picture thing in Reading a few years ago. Mine is still on the wall with other memorabilia. Everytime I look at it, I think "Man does Karl Taylor have a large skull or what?"
Originally Posted by Dexter
Did someone page me?
Originally Posted by pug
I hate the whole developmental thing too. As fans, we're basically told that we're there to fund the process while seeing very little benefit. The ECHL loves to brag about the number of callups and the number of players who got to sit on an NHL bench for a game or two.
The low point for me had to be 2009, when Toronto called up our goalie (Reimer), then assigned him to another team. Of course, that team went on to win the cup and Reimer was named the series MVP.
Like pug said, we pay a lot of money only to see a team in February look nothing like the team they put out before us in October. And it's usually for the worse. This year is strangely amazingly different. Must be the dawning of the age of Aquarius or something.
February 20th, 2011, 09:50 AM #184
If they don't do something with the coach and start winning ASAP the fan will leave, they are still in the honeymoon phase, IMO. Next year is a make or break year. if they continue to lose I expect coach will be fired fairly quickly, if he come back at all after this year.
Originally Posted by Mulletsave30
February 21st, 2011, 10:57 AM #185
Time will tell.
Originally Posted by SuxBeingU
February 22nd, 2011, 10:48 PM #186
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I liked it SuxBeingU
February 26th, 2011, 08:34 PM #187
March 12th game. Sexy.
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February 28th, 2011, 09:41 PM #190
Wow Bobby Walls was attacked outside BJ's after witnessing people breaking into a car.
Reign employees attacked in parking lot - DailyBulletin.com
And he still worked Sunday!
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