Re: State of the NHL
>From: "Marc Foster" <mfoster@...><<Has anyone else heard that the Beast have folded? That's news to me. They
averaged 4,301 this season and 4,486 last year, so they couldn't have been
suffering too badly.>>
The Beast folded after Carolina pulled their affiliation.
Http://members.xoom.com/beastofnh for the story.
Carolina owns the rights to the mothballed AHL Carolina (Greensboro)
Monarchs. They have petitioned the league to relocate the team for the
2000-01 season. Who they will have to farm their players with the 1999-2000
season is beyond me (besides the ECHL Fort Myers team).
Greensboro will field an ECHL franchise...I had thought it would be for the
2000-01 season but Jeff Brubaker has resigned as head coach of the ECHL
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (effective today) to take a head coaching position
with ECHL Greensboro which makes me think they will be icing a team for the
New Haven hopes to rejoin the league for the 2000-01 season.
Brent and the Orlando Solar Bears!
Your 1999 IHL Eastern Conference Champions!
Networds: Cully Central
Wolfie's Vicious Fishes!
Netword: The Frenzy
- On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Kenneth R. Holdren wrote:
> At about the same time as Karmonos buying the AHL rights to Greensboro,Ottawa signed a deal with the Grand Rapids Griffins not too long ago.
> a deal was announced for next season with Carolina and the IHL
> Cincinnati Cyclones for, I believe, three seasons.
> Another NHL team announced an affliation deal with another IHL team the
> same week, I forget who.
There was some speculation on the ECHL list that one of the reasons why
the Sens signed one season wondergoalie Patrick LaLime recently was
because he had been a favorite with the Griffins during an independant
tour of duty there.