Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 41

Thread: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

  1. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    876

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    What the American and Canadian players who are talking about getting together should do is find a way to use their influence to get the actual stakeholders in a room for negotiations. Reading the different things that have been written on #OneLeague, it seems the prevailing issue is the leadership of both leagues is too fearful of seeing their influence wane. I think the best thing they can do is to split the baby in that regard: use an entirely new brand for the unified league and keep both commissioners in leadership roles. Maybe split into a Northern and Southern conference and have Dani Rylan be in charge of the Southern and Brenda Andress head the Northern.

    At least this article goes more in on Bettman's attempt to be Switzerland. If he was half the visionary that David Stern was, he'd be the one getting the stakeholders of the two leagues to the bargaining table.
    Scott Henkle
    SUNY Plattsburgh Class of 2012

    Proud alumn of WQKE


    GO CARDS!!

  2. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    192

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_TG View Post
    What the American and Canadian players who are talking about getting together should do is find a way to use their influence to get the actual stakeholders in a room for negotiations.
    Some of us thought the NWHL was going nowhere when it first started. If you could get more people in a phone booth than typically showed up at Conte, Matthews, Walter Brown and Bright combined, what’s the point of the Pride? And those names! Riveters? Beauts?? Whale??? GO WHALE! ???? Patronizing, sexist or just plain inept, they seemed like clueless throwbacks to the days of “You’ve come a long way, Baby!” But the determination that led to the convergence of the boycott and Olympic gold was stunning. And why shouldn’t it be? This is women’s hockey, after all. This will happen in time.

  3. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    MN, State of Hockey
    Posts
    38

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_TG View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree with you that #OneLeague is the way forward. It would work great for the existing clubs, plus Bettman has implied that he's hoping to have the CWHL-NWHL issue resolve itself before the NHL gets involved with women's hockey the way the NBA went in for the WNBA.

    They need to merge and fill out some more markets. Pittsburgh, DC, Chicago and Detroit come to mind.
    Pitt and DC? Chicago and Detroit a little better, but none are hotbeds of college hockey, much less the women's game.

  4. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,642
    Quote Originally Posted by drewkal View Post
    Pitt and DC? Chicago and Detroit a little better, but none are hotbeds of college hockey, much less the women's game.
    That's why I included Madison in my list and of course the Twin Cities is a no-brainer. Plenty of good girls U19 hockey support in the Detroit and Chicago areas. That support would translate over to any professional women's hockey franchise. I think we all agree that the absence of D1 college hockey in Michigan is a travesty.
    Last edited by shelfit; 05-16-2018 at 11:32 PM.

  5. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by drewkal View Post
    Pitt and DC? Chicago and Detroit a little better, but none are hotbeds of college hockey, much less the women's game.
    Pittsburgh has a good presence in the women’s game. It has Robert Morris, there’s the Penguins Elite girls program, and Olympian Brianne McLaughlin is kind of an ambassador for women’s hockey in the area, running a girls hockey camp.

    Comes down to financial issues in the end and travel as Shelfit and others have stated, but I think Pittsburgh is a reasonable expansion option.

    DC is more of a growth market, but it has geography going for it, plus a ton of jobs which is also a consideration for players. I think a city without a college team, but having an appetite for hockey, could be a well supported market.

  6. #26
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    380

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay View Post
    Pittsburgh has a good presence in the women’s game. It has Robert Morris, there’s the Penguins Elite girls program, and Olympian Brianne McLaughlin is kind of an ambassador for women’s hockey in the area, running a girls hockey camp.

    Comes down to financial issues in the end and travel as Shelfit and others have stated, but I think Pittsburgh is a reasonable expansion option.

    DC is more of a growth market, but it has geography going for it, plus a ton of jobs which is also a consideration for players. I think a city without a college team, but having an appetite for hockey, could be a well supported market.
    If one of the goals is to have a pro league that is at least as strong as an average D1 college team, than I'm not so sure about expansion to areas without a player pool.

  7. #27
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by EastFan1 View Post
    If one of the goals is to have a pro league that is at least as strong as an average D1 college team, than I'm not so sure about expansion to areas without a player pool.
    Yeah, that’s a good point. I was thinking that if it’s a desirable enough city that players would move to an NW locale, within reason.

  8. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,299

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    According to this article The Wild had already been providing financial assistance to the Whitecaps. I would think that going forward, given the new NWHL affiliation, the Wild's support will very likely continue and perhaps become even more extensive.

    http://therunnersports.com/wild-welc...ssional-ranks/
    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

  9. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,299

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    It's official, the Whitecaps will be playing their 8 home games at the TRIA Rink, the Minnesota Wild's practice facility in downtown St. Paul.

    http://www.startribune.com/whitecaps...ink/486638491/
    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

  10. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    1,642
    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    It's official, the Whitecaps will be playing their 8 home games at the TRIA Rink, the Minnesota Wild's practice facility in downtown St. Paul.

    http://www.startribune.com/whitecaps...ink/486638491/
    Would love to go see this new rink. My guess is they will practice elsewhere though.

  11. #31
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,299

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    The Whitecaps haven't even filled their roster and there's already a coaching change...at least from what was reported earlier.

    Whitecaps pick former Gophers star Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt as co-coach with Jack Brodt
    http://www.startribune.com/whitecaps...odt/487956641/
    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

  12. #32

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20904/13677/07677/07621
    Posts
    34,995
    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    The Whitecaps haven't even filled their roster and there's already a coaching change...at least from what was reported earlier.

    Whitecaps pick former Gophers star Ronda (Curtin) Engelhardt as co-coach with Jack Brodt
    http://www.startribune.com/whitecaps...odt/487956641/
    It worked pretty well for Clarkson.

  13. #33
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,299

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    The Minnesota Whitecaps announces their 16 games NWHL schedule plus the signing of Kendall Coyne Schofield.

    http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-b...ule/489238501/
    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

  14. #34

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20904/13677/07677/07621
    Posts
    34,995

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    When will they announce the merger?

  15. #35
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    595

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    It is planned for July 32nd.

  16. #36

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20904/13677/07677/07621
    Posts
    34,995
    Quote Originally Posted by Puckdrop14 View Post
    It is planned for July 32nd.
    I had 2/29 (there is always hope!).

  17. #37
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Canada EH!
    Posts
    265

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I had 2/29 (there is always hope!).
    With Hefford being named "interim" at the CWHL i wonder if it's closer than we all think / hope??

  18. #38
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rochester, NY USA
    Posts
    5,051

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by GTOWN View Post
    With Hefford being named "interim" at the CWHL i wonder if it's closer than we all think / hope??
    Hefford came right out and said she wants a merger.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...womens-hockey/
    Russell Jaslow
    [Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
    U.S. College Hockey Online

  19. #39
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Canada EH!
    Posts
    265

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Hefford came right out and said she wants a merger.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...womens-hockey/
    Hefford has no (visible) political baggage and hopefully Rylan approaches a potential merger with a clean sheet. The main advantage the CWHL has is a pre-existing relationship with the NHL. Let's hope the egos can get tossed aside quickly and they do the right thing.

  20. #40
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    7,299

    Re: NWHL Announcement Event On Tuesday In Saint Paul

    From today's Star Tribune:

    "Maplewood native Allie Thunstrom has signed with the Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season, the National Women's Hockey League has announced. The winner of the state's Ms. Hockey award in 2006, Thunstrom scored a school-record 228 goals at North St. Paul High School before playing for Boston College, where she finished her college career with 86 goals and 138 points. Thunstrom, 30, played for the Whitecaps in 2011-12 before spending the past few years as an elite speedskater."
    Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •