Edmonton/Halifax/Philly/Miami Possible Expansion--Tweet

Discussion in 'NLL News and Rumors' started by Rick716, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. mtbf

    mtbf Well-Known Member

    20 game season is too long will lose many season ticket holders
     
  2. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    I am with you......I feel the same way about the 18 game season.

    Thing is, if it is inevitable, and, if there are 11 teams, well, maybe they can pull their heads out of their arses and ditch the divisions.

    We could have a 9-9 team in the East miss the playoffs while Calgary is in courtesy of being able to whip Vancouver around a couple extra times.
     
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  3. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    So something I thought was an interesting announcement was the locations of the combines this year for draft prospects. The locations are below.

    The NLL will hold combines at the following locations:
    • NYTEX Sports Centre, Dallas, TX – July 8, 2018
    • Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA – August 11, 2018
    • Langley Events Centre, Langley, BC – September 8, 2018
    • Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ – September 9, 2018
    • Toronto Rock Athletic Center, Oakville, ON – September 15, 2018
    The fact that there will be a combine in Dallas this year is interesting. I'm wondering if the NLL will use this as an opportunity to announce a team being added down there to add another West team by 2019-2020 to get the league to an an even number for the first time in awhile.
     
  4. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    That makes sense to me. And the MLL Dallas Rattlers are playing at home the day before the combine, too. If the NLL is going to do it, that would be a good time to make the announcement.
     
  5. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    portland??
     
  6. MILLwasbetter

    MILLwasbetter Active Member

    happened again.
     
  7. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Well the current disaster of a playoff format has the 2 and 3 seed in each division play each other, then play the winner of the wild card and division winner. The only way teams from the same.division can play in the conf.finals, is if one.of.the teams us the wild card that played the other division winner in the first round.
     
  8. MILLwasbetter

    MILLwasbetter Active Member

    wait what?
     
  9. MILLwasbetter

    MILLwasbetter Active Member

    so the west division finals may not be 2 west division teams??
     
  10. MILLwasbetter

    MILLwasbetter Active Member

    this sounds like something the nhl would pull
     
  11. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    It's possible, had 5 teams from one division made the playoffs. But since there's no such thing as the West Division in hockey, it's irrelevant.
     
  12. MILLwasbetter

    MILLwasbetter Active Member

    I thought swami was talking about the NLL playoffs
     
  13. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I went to the quoted post above mine, sorry I wasn't clear
     
  14. Wings-4-Life

    Wings-4-Life Well-Known Member

    This makes a lot more sense now.
     
  15. Pounder

    Pounder Member

    Heh. Right now, there’s a group who says they want to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, so naturally they’re sucking all the sports media attention such that a new NLL effort wouldn’t even get story one in town. Furthermore, judging from the last arena football failure, even if NLL came back, the media would embargo the thing unless it was proved they’d get better crowds. If those two sentences sound unrelated to you, the history of Portland sports begs to differ for reasons you can probably guess.
     
  16. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    Damned shame about Portland ownership not being able to make a go......IIRC, crowds were better than this decade's expansion efforts.
     
  17. chuckster

    chuckster Well-Known Member

    They were but how much of that was the owner either papering or deeply discounting the house? I bet it was alot. And it's a good lesson for San Diego as they come in.
     
  18. RockStar

    RockStar Well-Known Member

    San Diego's owner is a brazillionaire who could sustain ~$1.5M annual operating losses for pretty as long as he is not bored with watching his team and hanging out with lacrosse people and lacrosse fans.

    I get the idea that Portland ownership was a mere multimillionaire.....and hundreds of thousands per year in operating losses actually matter.
     
  19. mtbf

    mtbf Well-Known Member

    She got a husband
     
  20. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    well played mike, well played
     
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