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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:45 pm

Ok care to share what to arena's you are talking about?

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Post by flpadiinstructor » Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:33 am

As a very famous person once said: "the rumors of my death have been GREATLY EXAGERATED"!

The Florida Seals are not letting you off the hook that easily. They are already renegotiating for their next season with the Silver Spurs Arena and only need to have the new teams and schedules to finalize next season.

Our new owner was very pleased with the BUTTS IN THE SEATS and WHEN we bring the cup home in our first season in our new arena, it will only boost our attendence for next year as well.

As for Jax, we may agree that it doesn't look good for them, but their rent is actually justified as they have a BEAUTIFUL HOCKEY arena. It deserves the higher rent, unfortunately for Jax, they just can't get the butts in the seats.

Could have to do with the dozen different goalies and new players each week of the season and just barely enough players left to complete the season.

If they don't find a way to stop the turnover of people, they can't expect fans to come and back a team when they don't even know who will be there from one week to the next.

At the final game of the season, they only showed up in Kissimmee with 11 players and once again at least 3 new ones.

It was a pitiful excuse for a team. They literally played like they had to be there and they weren't doing any more than was required to complete the season.

And this in front of about 100 of their fans who drove down for the last game.

I felt sorry for their fans who wasted the trip for that performance.

PITIFUL is the only way to describe their last game!!!

GO TERRY DENIKE and the FLORIDA SEALS!!!

We will see you PISSANTS on Sat to claim our first round win in person!!!

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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:31 pm

Well we will be out ealry before the game tail gating and having some beer before the game. I think tonight's game will be the tone for the series between us and the Seals. Lets the bodies hit the floor.....I meant the puck

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Post by dgjordan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:58 pm

rams80 wrote:Count heads next time you're in the arena. If around 2000 or less, the team's in trouble.
Yes, we count heads at every game, and are quite worried; however, it seems like attendance IS picking up. Go Seals!

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Post by dgjordan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:02 pm

ytse123 wrote:Does anyone remember the IHL .. you know the minor league that became so bloated and travel costly to survive? I believe it had teams in arizona, west canada, california, florida, texas mdwest and northeast....sound familiar?
Yes, remember the IHL. Been a victim of the IHL, and then the ACHL, and then the WHA2...Hoping not to be a victim of the SPHL.

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Jax

Post by dgjordan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:16 pm

flpadiinstructor wrote:As a very famous person once said: "the rumors of my death have been GREATLY EXAGERATED"!

The Florida Seals are not letting you off the hook that easily. They are already renegotiating for their next season with the Silver Spurs Arena and only need to have the new teams and schedules to finalize next season.

Our new owner was very pleased with the BUTTS IN THE SEATS and WHEN we bring the cup home in our first season in our new arena, it will only boost our attendence for next year as well.

As for Jax, we may agree that it doesn't look good for them, but their rent is actually justified as they have a BEAUTIFUL HOCKEY arena. It deserves the higher rent, unfortunately for Jax, they just can't get the butts in the seats.

Could have to do with the dozen different goalies and new players each week of the season and just barely enough players left to complete the season.

If they don't find a way to stop the turnover of people, they can't expect fans to come and back a team when they don't even know who will be there from one week to the next.

At the final game of the season, they only showed up in Kissimmee with 11 players and once again at least 3 new ones.

It was a pitiful excuse for a team. They literally played like they had to be there and they weren't doing any more than was required to complete the season.

And this in front of about 100 of their fans who drove down for the last game.

I felt sorry for their fans who wasted the trip for that performance.

PITIFUL is the only way to describe their last game!!!

GO TERRY DENIKE and the FLORIDA SEALS!!!

We will see you PISSANTS on Sat to claim our first round win in person!!!
You forgot to mention that the 11 person team showed up without their head coach. Heard from a JAX fan that he is now the ex-coach of the Barracudas. It's unbelievable that they went from first to worst in just two years.

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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:47 pm

Lets hope they can turn things around and be back in the league next year

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richmond ago

Post by richmondhockey » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:49 pm

richmond renegades
colors blue and yellow
pirate mascot
the uhl team owner called the coach and told him not to use #1 gooltender so we would lose and not make the playoffs. did not want to spend the money

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Post by Jaxen » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:03 pm

Some stuff I've gleaned from talking to 2 SPHL Directors of PR/Media Relations ...

Richmond is a veritable lock for '06-07. If so SPHL will go with 8 next season and a two division format. (SO TALK OF ANY OTHER TEAMS IS TABLED FOR '06-07)

Roanoke has 1 more year left on their UHL contract, after that finishes they could be a possibility. At that time, if another team comes with them to make a 10-team SPHL in '07-08, leading candidates would be Pensacola or Augusta.

Daytona Beach ... not happening next year. And since this is minor-league hockey, it's silly to talk 2 years ahead.

Florida Seals ... they have a three-year lease at the Silver Spurs. Yes they lost some money this year, but they have deep-pockets in ownership that can absorb it (and claim it as a business loss on taxes) and will be 1 of the 8 next season. Jacksonville will also be one of the 8, they are doing a massive overhaul of coaching and front office after this year's painful debacle.
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Post by #1 Guard Fan » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:40 pm

I guess it is always to see teams added and no teams dropping out. I guess I had higher hopes for more teams next year. I will be happy with 8 and looking for more teams in the years to come

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