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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    It's not so much the warm weather factor to me, just the actual cities. Not trying to offend anyone but Detroit and Buffalo back to back years...woof. Chicago isn't necessarily warm in April but much more attractive than Detroit and Buffalo.
    Detroit is pretty active. Can't wait to visit the new arena!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    Detroit is pretty active. Can't wait to visit the new arena!
    Midtown is an awesome area of Detroit. A lot activity going on the area now. There has been tremendous investment in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Not trying to offend anyone but Detroit and Buffalo back to back years...woof. Chicago isn't necessarily warm in April but much more attractive than Detroit and Buffalo.
    Agreed. I guess Buffalo is tolerable due to Niagara Falls and proximity to Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerFan86-87 View Post
    Does anyone know for sure that the KC bid was for real? Just curious why the NCHC would bid for a city that is outside their own geographical footprint (although not by much, < 3 hrs from Omaha) and definitely a non-traditional college (or any kind of) hockey town.
    I think that who sponsors is pretty much meaningless for many venues. It's probably that it's really the venue behind the bid, and they go out and recruit a "sponsor" and do most of the work that the sponsors used to do. When the FF was in places like Albany and Providence, maybe it made sense to have a sponsor, but the NHL sized venues are staffed to handle events much larger than the FF.

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    I have only been to two, both in Boston. But wasn't Anaheim a disaster in '99? I know a lot can change but I really have no desire to go to LA...ever. For anything.
    Well, one thing that's changed since is the success of a warm weather site (Tampa) twice. I think LA is different though, because of the long flights and time zones, particularly for people from the east coast.

    Quote Originally Posted by pgb-ohio View Post
    I'm not all that optimistic that Columbus will be chosen again. But you're correct that Nationwide Arena & the Arena District would be a much better fit for the Frozen Four.

    Also, any worries about the Tournament returning to the Schottenstein Center can be set aside. Everyone I've spoken with here in Columbus agrees that Nationwide would be the way to go, including some who just might have the ear of the decision-makers. For the 2005 tournament, "NHL Quality Building on a College Campus" was a successful sales pitch. But after the fact, everyone understood that having adjacent restaurants, bars & hotels was much more important.

    I literally don't know if an OSU/Columbus bid was submitted this time around. But at least one previous bid has been submitted offering Nationwide as the site. "Dictate" is the wrong word. But if future bids are submitted, you can safely assume that Nationwide Arena will be specified.
    I think another big drawback is the "home rink" angle. While St. Paul is a huge advantage to Minnesota and the TD Garden is a huge advantage to the Boston area schools, at least they're not literally someone's home rink. I think you'd hear b******g if OSU made the FF as a low seed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Agreed. I guess Buffalo is tolerable due to Niagara Falls and proximity to Toronto.
    We enjoyed Niagra-on-the-Lake enough on the off-Friday that we returned there on Saturday morning and a year or so later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Agreed. I guess Buffalo is tolerable due to Niagara Falls and proximity to Toronto.
    And Jim's Steak-Out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    Pittsburgh was OK, but not somewhere I want to repeat so soon.
    There's plenty to do in Pittsburgh, and I've always liked it. (Granted, I'm a bit biased because I got engaged in that city.)

    I certainly enjoyed their FF more than Philly, because the arena is downtown with plenty to do around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireKnight View Post
    I want to go to Minnesota but honestly, even the friends I found from UMTC couldn't tell me what there is to do in the Twin Cities other than the hockey tournament.
    Seriously?! I'm not even from the Twin Cities and I know this is a totally bogus statement.

    I'm thinking about skipping the men's tourney next year and going to see the women's in Ritter instead. At least my team will have a chance to make it there.
    Well, if you are going to Ritter, you'll end up in Rochester, NY on the RIT campus. I'll buy you a beer, because you won't have much women's hockey to watch.

    But I think you would rather go to RiDDer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGopher View Post
    This is not something to blame on the B1G (while there are other things where blame is earned). I am guessing either UM or MSU are the hosts for Detroit. Last time in Pittsburgh it was Robert Morris that hosted and Buffalo was a combo of Niagara and Canisius.
    The Buffalo FF was hosted by the MAC, predecessor to Atlantic Hockey.

    I'm guessing Pittsburgh will be hosted by Robert Morris again only because the Penguins have been big supporters of that program, and it's the Penguins organization that approached Robert Morris the first time to put together a bid.

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    I'm not too excited about the proposed sites. My plan is to go to St. Paul and then decide if I want to continue going to FFs. I've never been to DC so that would be fun. Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburgh - meh. Portland, OR would be nice - I could actually drive there! But it would be an empty arena. There are so many fans on the east coast that probably wouldn't travel to the west coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    You have a point but I believe this time of year the schedule is way more packed bc of wrapping up hockey/basketball bc the circus was in town?
    You do realize the circus is dead...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UAHStatman View Post
    Nearby host isn't a requisite -- UAH hosted Tampa 2012 and Wisconsin hosted Tampa 2016. UAH could host another Southern locale like Raleigh (but preferrably Nashville if they ever decide to want one). I'd love to see Raleigh host a Frozen Four simply because of proximity, but unfortunately I think we'd be the only ones.
    And you don't even have to have a hockey team. Didn't Navy host the DC Frozen Four?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Staples would be the place to do it in California. Tons to do by the arena with it being next to LA Live. But as others have said, scheduling is the issue. Kicking out the Kings, Lakers, and Clippers (assuming the latter hasn't moved to Seattle by then) for basically a week would be tough.

    Side note: Staples is an awesome arena in terms of amenities, but the seating is atrocious. I've never been to an arena with more uncomfortable seats. They pack you in like sardines.
    I thought the seats at the United Center were very narrow. Also I not sure if it were mention earlier here but the NCAA said it would announce future sites on April 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucknut View Post
    I thought the seats at the United Center were very narrow. Also I not sure if it were mention earlier here but the NCAA said it would announce future sites on April 17.
    April 18.

    And the announcement will include many sports, divisions, genders, and even regional sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    It's not so much the warm weather factor to me, just the actual cities. Not trying to offend anyone but Detroit and Buffalo back to back years...woof. Chicago isn't necessarily warm in April but much more attractive than Detroit and Buffalo.
    Certainly huge cities like Chicago are going to have plenty to do to appease different tastes.

    Last time in Detroit, I stayed downtown. Was pleasantly surprised by how much was there. And, I spent the off day at the Henry Ford Museum which is a great place to see. I'll probably do it again.

    Buffalo of course has Niagara Falls. They also have the Pierce Arrow museum which is supposed to be excellent (I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't been there). A pretty good art museum. And, if you want to drive the hour eastward to Rochester, there's the George Eastman House, which is a fantastic museum for photographic history, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Museum of Play.

    And you can't go wrong with the chicken wings in Buffalo. :-) Or, a beef on wick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Agreed. I guess Buffalo is tolerable due to Niagara Falls and proximity to Toronto.
    And the "ballet" across the river... :-)

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    Russell, it sounds like you would enjoy the FF being in Siberia

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    Recall navy hosted in 09

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Russell, it sounds like you would enjoy the FF being in Siberia
    If it's a Frozen Four, yes. :-)

    But, never in Cincinnati again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Buffalo of course has Niagara Falls. They also have the Pierce Arrow museum which is supposed to be excellent (I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't been there). A pretty good art museum. And, if you want to drive the hour eastward to Rochester, there's the George Eastman House, which is a fantastic museum for photographic history, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Museum of Play.

    And you can't go wrong with the chicken wings in Buffalo. :-) Or, a beef on wick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Ugh! (except Boston). Add me to the underwhelmed list. And very disappointed not to see attractive, warm weather destinations like Tampa, Nashville, Sunrise (FL Panthers), Dallas, and Washington.
    Then call those cities / arenas and convince them to submit bids.
    Many on here are bemoaning the cities that they wish were chosen, but nearly all of them share one thing in common - no bids. You can't win it if you're not in it.
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