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    Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    Just saw this article https://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2020/02/24_With-Bids-In,-Tampa,-Vegas.php looks like some new places to visit!
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    Re: Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    There's a link to another article where Nate Leaman says it's a no brainer to bring it to Vegas. Let's get it done.

    Places like Philly, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis. Meh to all of them.

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    Re: Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    No Milwaukee.

    Harrumph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    There's a link to another article where Nate Leaman says it's a no brainer to bring it to Vegas. Let's get it done.

    Places like Philly, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis. Meh to all of them.
    Agree.

    Count me in for Vegas, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Just saw this article https://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2020/02/24_With-Bids-In,-Tampa,-Vegas.php looks like some new places to visit!
    Wow. I thought Tampa was off the board "forever."

    But I think some of that had to do with Yzerman. And now that he’s no longer with Tampa...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    There's a link to another article where Nate Leaman says it's a no brainer to bring it to Vegas. Let's get it done.

    Places like Philly, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis. Meh to all of them.
    I missed St. Louis last time. Never been there. So, I’d like to see it back there.
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    No matter where it is, with the cost of tickets and the dead day between semi finals and the championship, I will not travel to attend. If they would just play back-to-back like they do al year long, the travel time and expenses could be justified. But not under the current format for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTUHuskies View Post
    No matter where it is, with the cost of tickets and the dead day between semi finals and the championship, I will not travel to attend. If they would just play back-to-back like they do al year long, the travel time and expenses could be justified. But not under the current format for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MavHockey14 View Post
    This is why the host is important ó to make it a mini vacation surrounded by college hockey.
    True, but I'm not as fortunate as some guys where Mrs. W. doesn't consider hockey to be a vacation.

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    Only FFs I have been to were in Boston. I am not travelling to Buffalo or Columbus etc for this. I suppose back to back days would be fine since anyone who wants to make a real trip out of it can stay as long as they want. Never thought of back to back though. Considering the possibility of multiple OT games I think it's best to keep off day in between.

    The bottom line is they need to stop assuming traditional hockey markets are the answer. Some are, some aren't. With the failure that was Buffalo try to get more destination spots in the mix. Start with Vegas, Tampa and although Nashville wasn't listed keep exploring that. I would also be ok with NYC since it has never been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    although Nashville wasn't listed keep exploring that.
    The way the Preds fans act like college student section, I like this idea. Also, I think I could actually get Mrs. W. To go to Nashville if there was a good concert on the off day.

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    Tampa, Tampa, Vegas, Nashville, Tampa. Repeat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Ambrose on 3/7/2010 View Post
    The fact that you BC fans revel in the superiority of your team in an admittedly weak league leads me to believe you will be more sorely disappointed when the end comes than we will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Only FFs I have been to were in Boston. I am not travelling to Buffalo or Columbus etc for this. I suppose back to back days would be fine since anyone who wants to make a real trip out of it can stay as long as they want. Never thought of back to back though. Considering the possibility of multiple OT games I think it's best to keep off day in between.

    The bottom line is they need to stop assuming traditional hockey markets are the answer. Some are, some aren't. With the failure that was Buffalo try to get more destination spots in the mix. Start with Vegas, Tampa and although Nashville wasn't listed keep exploring that. I would also be ok with NYC since it has never been there.
    Nashville would be a great host. However, Bridgestone Arena also has a long term deal for the SEC Basketball tournament and a heavy entertainment schedule that make having the Predators give up another home weekend at that time of year a difficult proposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    Nashville would be a great host. However, Bridgestone Arena also has a long term deal for the SEC Basketball tournament and a heavy entertainment schedule that make having the Predators give up another home weekend at that time of year a difficult proposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Tampa, Tampa, Vegas, Nashville, Tampa. Repeat.
    Chuck St. Paul in with the Twins in town that Friday and then repeat.

    No, Iím not biased itís a 70 mile drive.

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    Re: Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    Gila Arena in Phoenix/Glendale, Coyotes home, beautiful resort weather in April, tons of stuff to do in the area, snow ski in the morning up in Flagstaff, water ski in the afternoon 25 miles away from the arena, high hockey growth area to get more kids and colleges involved, why not? Also, 7 miles from my house, works for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTUHuskies View Post
    True, but I'm not as fortunate as some guys where Mrs. W. doesn't consider hockey to be a vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Do what I do -- don't take the Mrs.
    It's an idea, but it's a balancing act for sure. I'm already going to Houghton for the home games and she makes it to only 1 or 2 weekends a year. So in her mind hockey > Mrs W. too often already.

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    Re: Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Tampa, Tampa, Vegas, Nashville, Tampa. Repeat.
    Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes although Nashville is apparently off the table because of conflicts. Kinda disappointed Washington DC apparently didn't bid.
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    Re: Frozen Four Bids! Vegas and Beyond!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Papagiorgio View Post
    Tampa, Tampa, Vegas, Nashville, Tampa. Repeat.
    +another one- LOVED the FF's in Tampa- lots of people show up, lots of extra vacations to do before and/or after the tournament. Perfect escape at the beginning of spring.

    WRT being a tourist, DC is pretty nice. New York would be interesting.

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