Discussion in 'Portland LumberJax Forum' started by Vin, Jan 27, 2014.
Well that was fast.
It seems it was too little, too late:
The wife mentioned this one last week, as we are making a trip out to Cali to follow the Blackhawks down the coast on their road trip; she was thinking of trying to find a way to squeeze in a Bulls game, but I think three games in 5 nights is enough.
Neither of us had any idea that Angela was involved with the team, but based on what I knew, it sounds like the Bulls are getting a raw deal from the operators of the venue they play in. Not a shock, really; it happens all over the place, as we've seen time and again in the NLL... such as with Angels'a LumberJax.
That's too bad.
There's at least one two-bit bush league that does things the right way.
the **** is she steve donner? burn yourself once in the NLL and then you go do it again in another league? have the right owner the first time dingbat youd think she would of learned from her portland experience
This isn't her doing; I believe that she joined an ownership group involving about a dozen people and I am under the impression she joined after the ball got rolling, so any startup lessons that she could have imparted to them at the onset were not followed.
The franchise was in the red before they ever stepped foot on the ice. 1. They dumped around 1 million dollars plus. Into upgrades at the cow palace. 2. Bad lease deal with the arena / city.
Yeah, that was not a good deal - there should have been some type of rent arrangement where, say, for every dollar the Bulls sink into the Cow Palace for hockey improvements, 0.80 cents comes off the rent until the savings in rent by the team = the amount shelled-out for hockey improvements. This way, there's a balance - Cow Palace gets to enjoy those hockey improvements in the event the Bulls leave and they get another hockey team, yet still put some onus on the Bulls to put those fixes in place. Meanwhile, the Bulls would get a significant break in rent which would have let them stay around longer and maybe even thrive as they were getting their footing. I'm under the impression that this Pat Curcio guy may have been a decent coach or GM, but not a decent business guy.
Hockey does not survive in SF. Spiders, and Bulls cost is too much. Plus Sharks up the road. Shame that some NLL teams are on an ECHL/AHL level.
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