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Old 05-01-2012, 02:12 PM
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This is just a thought, but lets pretend the Quake stay around for a few years and build a solid fan base, establish themselves as a sound operation, and move from a 501c3 to a for profit team. When the N.B.L. expands across Canada, would a team in Alaska work? I know, I know, "What kind of fantasy world do you live in" but it's a time killer and, hey someone out there must have thought the same thing............right?
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:40 PM
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My only thought about the ABA Alaska team has been "How long before it folds?"

I am not at all sure the NBL will ever be Pan-Canadian and I am not sure it wants to be. But, yes, an Alaskan team would make sense playing in a western Canadian league.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:52 PM
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Just pretending? I dont think it would work out. Maybe in a league on the west coast,but not across Canada.PEI, Nova Scotia,New Brunswick?
That's a really long and expensive road trip.I don't think Frontier Airlines covers
transcontinental Canada,and traveling by bus would be a boring ride.They would need at least 10 big sponsors to back the team.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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My only thought about the ABA Alaska team has been "How long before it folds?"

I am not at all sure the NBL will ever be Pan-Canadian and I am not sure it wants to be. But, yes, an Alaskan team would make sense playing in a western Canadian league.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/...gue-in-ontario

In the Maritimes, the league has been looking into a possible franchise in Sydney if the right owners can be found, and thereís still interest in other New Brunswick markets. When the NBL was started the long-term strategy was to eventually become a countrywide league. That plan isnít an immediate priority. For now, maintaining the stability that comes from securing good markets and strong ownership appears to be the goal.
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http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/...gue-in-ontario

In the Maritimes, the league has been looking into a possible franchise in Sydney if the right owners can be found, and thereís still interest in other New Brunswick markets. When the NBL was started the long-term strategy was to eventually become a countrywide league. That plan isnít an immediate priority. For now, maintaining the stability that comes from securing good markets and strong ownership appears to be the goal.
So they may, in fact want to be, which is the part of my statement you didn't bold, but the part you did bold still stands, which is that I don't know that they'll ever be Pan-Canadian. I don't know, despite that being a long term goal, that they will ever be Pan-Canadian.
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I don't think this would work unfortunately. It may if we look at it from a map point of view where we see Alaska up in the top left, and Canada at the top of the map. However to my knowledge there is one flight between Anchorage and Canada, that goes to Vancouver. Also one for Fairbanks and that goes to the Yukon Territory, those are not good entry points into Canada, if you talking about playing in PEI or the Maritimes
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I don't think this would work unfortunately. It may if we look at it from a map point of view where we see Alaska up in the top left, and Canada at the top of the map. However to my knowledge there is one flight between Anchorage and Canada, that goes to Vancouver. Also one for Fairbanks and that goes to the Yukon Territory, those are not good entry points into Canada, if you talking about playing in PEI or the Maritimes
IF...note the caps on the if... The NBL was Pan-Canadian I think they would set it up with divisions and Alaska would play all west coast teams, then if they make it to the playoffs, again play against division teams. If they then win their division they would have to work out some kind of schedule where they would play the first two game in Alaska and then the rest at the other teams arena. I'm just taking a shot at what could happen. I know there are a whole bunch of hurdles that would have to be jumped, but it's fun trying to figure it out.
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