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    Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    A lot of discussion about the Coyotes moving back to Winnipeg.

    There's been some discussion on the possibility of Winnipeg and Phoenix "swapping" teams. Winnipeg getting back the Jets from Arizona, and Phoenix acquiring Winnipeg's AHL Manitoba Moose team.

    That's a possibility but I know that there is a growing trend for AHL teams to be owned by, and located near their parent clubs. I think Des Moines would be a good fit for a return to the AHL. Their attendance was middle of the pack for the league and the proximity to Winnipeg makes more sense to me than shuffling players to and from Phoenix.

    If the NHL returns to Winnipeg would you support an AHL affiliate of a Canadian team in Des Moines?



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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    If I lived in the Des Moines area, I'd be a season ticket holder. I'd love for the Jets to move back to Winnipeg.



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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I would take hockey in a second. LOVE to watch and it would be great to hit some games.

    Ideally, getting the Minnesota Wild AHL team from Houston up to Des Moines would be best. But I would take any clubs team right now. Really liked the Chops and hope something can get worked out in the near future.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I don't care just as long as we keep the only real hockey team this state has ever had - The Des Moines Buccaneers!


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I wouldnt but the die hard hockey fans would. Problem is not may diehard hockey fans in Iowa.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    I don't care just as long as we keep the only real hockey team this state has ever had - The Des Moines Buccaneers!
    You know the Bucs are high school level right? 17-19 year old kids. I'll take any AHL team. Please.



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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I prefer the USHL is the only minor/junior hockey I prefer.

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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Winnipeg, No.

    Hartford, yes.



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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I would be in favor of a Jets AAA Team in DSM. I would buy tickets - I would attend.

    I am also a huge Bucs fan.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Honestly, not a huge canadian hockey team fan, would rather have a pro team that's closer affiliated.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    I'd prefer the Blackhawks or Wild, but I'd still go. It would be great to see Winnipeg get a team back, although they didn't support the Jets all that well until the last year before they headed to Phoenix. I think KC would be a better fit.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    The last time AHL was here I thought it to be a bit expensive to make going to games a regular thing. If reasonably priced I would support any AHL team no matter the NHL affiliation.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Support for hockey in DSM is probably directly related to the number of dollar beer nights.

    Like others have said, if you make it cheap enough I'd consider it. The Chops were too expensive.




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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Since you asked...no. But that has nothing to do with Winnipeg.


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    Re: Would you support a farm club for Winnipeg NHL Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I'd prefer the Blackhawks or Wild, but I'd still go. It would be great to see Winnipeg get a team back, although they didn't support the Jets all that well until the last year before they headed to Phoenix. I think KC would be a better fit.
    I doubt Des Moines ever gets the Blackhawk's AHL franchise - that thing is rooted in Rockford, IL.


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