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Priceless
10-30-2013, 04:20 PM
Boston, Tampa, Chicago and St Paul please. (http://www.uscho.com/2013/10/30/ten-finalists-named-for-four-mens-frozen-four-bids/)

Friend_of_BU_Hockey
10-30-2013, 04:32 PM
It'd be a shame if they didn't bring it back to Boston. Chicago would make a great FF host city given its central location and accessibility, and abundance of sightseeing, lodging and food/drink establishments. Ditto w/ going back to D.C.

Brooklyn is an intriguing option simply b/c it's NYC, although it remains to be seen how the sightlines are once Barclays Center is configured for hockey upon the Islanders' move.

Boston, Chicago, D.C. and St. Paul would be my choices. Anywhere but Columbus.


http://www.uscho.com/2013/10/30/ten-finalists-named-for-four-mens-frozen-four-bids/

Boston, Tampa, Chicago and St Paul please.

QUAlum2004
10-30-2013, 04:42 PM
I think the 3 winners we see are Boston, Chicago and St. Paul. Boston has not been a host in 15 years and is a great market. The two other cities are great hockey markets as well.

BigAl
10-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Chicago, St. Paul, Boston, Buffalo. I'd be surprised if st paul, boston, and buffalo don't get one

RaceBoarder
10-30-2013, 05:01 PM
Anyone know who is sponsoring the Chicago bid? Assuming Notre Dame or the B1G conference...

jmh
10-30-2013, 05:59 PM
I don't think it's going to be Brooklyn, which is too bad because how awesome would that be?

(By which I mean awesome for me personally to have the Frozen Four within walking distance of my home. Probably less so for the rest of you because of the costs, although there are enough hotels that have opened recently or will be opening soon in that area. Plus everyone would be spared the expenditure of a car rental because you wouldn't need one. The sight lines really are an issue, though, but I would guess the capacity isn't because it wouldn't have gotten to the finalist stage otherwise.)

smitre
10-30-2013, 06:07 PM
What is wrong with the sight lines at Brooklyn?

MCgrad07
10-30-2013, 06:18 PM
I think Boston, Chicago and St. Paul are pretty much locks. Last spot will come down to Tampa or DC. Buffalo wouldn't be bad either

jmh
10-30-2013, 06:31 PM
What is wrong with the sight lines at Brooklyn?The arena was really only built to accommodate a playing surface the size of a basketball court. As a result, to put in a rink, they have to take out seating behind the net one goal and in the lower corners at that same end (http://www.gotickets.com/cached/_images/maintainwidth/521x500/3289d6466a2cd8483042263f956c9f7d/barclayscenterhockey-9602.gif). Those are premium seats, but like I said I think they're willing to accept the loss of some ticket sales if Brooklyn's bid got this far. However, the result is that there are some bad obstructed views at that end (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/09/there-are-some-bad-seats-for-hockey-at-barclays.html), with railings and ledges and stuff blocking part of the ice. I went to the Islanders-Devils exhibition game there last month and the view was great from the upper corner (I think we were in 219 or 220), but I'm not sure whether they're going to be willling to overlook the issues.

Siouxfaninseattle
10-30-2013, 06:50 PM
Boston, Tampa, Chicago and St Paul please. (http://www.uscho.com/2013/10/30/ten-finalists-named-for-four-mens-frozen-four-bids/)

I would like to see that. Have never been to Boston and it would be great to see the area. The FFs in Tampa and St Paul were way big fun. And we have an old friend in Chicago that would love to go - if it is in Chicago.

mookie1995
10-30-2013, 06:58 PM
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.
United Center, Chicago
Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

in any order they decide. mookie is not picky :D (2 east, 2 west)

DLG
10-30-2013, 07:14 PM
Because of short notice the 2015 site will have to be a place that already has hosting experience

Craig P.
10-30-2013, 08:26 PM
Anyone know who is sponsoring the Chicago bid? Assuming Notre Dame or the B1G conference...

Confirmed to be ND.

https://twitter.com/chisportscomm/status/395690574805610496

MinnesotaNorthStar
10-30-2013, 08:46 PM
I think the 3 winners we see are Boston, Chicago and St. Paul. Boston has not been a host in 15 years and is a great market. The two other cities are great hockey markets as well.
I assume you mean 10 years? They hosted in 2004.

I'm going to guess St. Paul, DC, Chicago, and Tampa.

QUAlum2004
10-30-2013, 09:16 PM
I assume you mean 10 years? They hosted in 2004.

I'm going to guess St. Paul, DC, Chicago, and Tampa.

Yup. My mistake. Forgot that Denver won in Boston.

Ralph Baer
10-30-2013, 09:22 PM
Good to see that DC has applied again and is being considered. I wonder if Navy is sponsoring the bid again.

I would think that Chicago is a virtual lock and so is Boston if they have real interest. I doubt that either Philadelphia or Pittsburgh would get it again that soon.

I am a bit surprised that there is no off-the-wall entry. I am not counting Tampa since they hosted a successful tourney. Wasn't Miami listed earlier?

brassbonanza
10-30-2013, 09:23 PM
Brooklyn would be an abject disaster due to horrendous sightlines and that Barclays only 15K and change of seats. Were it built as a dual-sport arena with proper seating configuration and 18K or so for hockey, it'd be a great host site. That said, please no Buffalo or Columbus. The highlight event of the sport should not be held in (apologies to them) small-market cities. I'd love to see DC again, I can see them picking one of this and Tampa. Philly, too soon to revisit, and they haven't even gone through hosting yet, same with too soon on Pittsburgh. Chicago is an absolute must. Boston, St. Paul, Chicago, DC/Tampa pls.

Also, what happened to Nashville?

Biddco
10-30-2013, 09:24 PM
Seems odd to me that they are releasing this list and say that it is for these 4 years. It's also funny they don't have a host for the 2015 one already. Boston makes sense as a 2015 host because they have already hosted and haven't had one in a while.

brassbonanza
10-30-2013, 09:27 PM
Seems odd to me that they are releasing this list and say that it is for these 4 years. It's also funny they don't have a host for the 2015 one already. Boston makes sense as a 2015 host because they have already hosted and haven't had one in a while.

The problem with Boston has been that the Jacobs family has been submitting bids essentially on a bar napkin for the past decade, assuming it'll just be handed to them. They've also balked (or so I've heard) at the NCAA requirements to have the ice and boards redone for the event.

Biddco
10-30-2013, 09:29 PM
The problem with Boston has been that the Jacobs family has been submitting bids essentially on a bar napkin for the past decade, assuming it'll just be handed to them. They've also balked (or so I've heard) at the NCAA requirements to have the ice and boards redone for the event.

Oh yes, I've heard about that...but you figured that they would get it sometime soon. Maybe DC or St. Paul will get it instead of a halfassed bid from Boston.