"And now... introducing YOUR Hamilton STEELHAWKS!!!!!!!!! Make some nooooise!"
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE in Hamilton!!!
I am home on leave to say my "see you soons" and one of the things on my to-do list while home (Windsor) was to hit up a Windsor Spitfires game. My goodness the atmosphere was amazing!
The American hockey league is a great league don't get me wrong. But it's not a league designed to work in hockey markets. I know that doesn't make sense but hear me out...
Not MANY future super star players spend much time in the AHL. Maybe a season or a handfull of games... but it's mostly a league full of guys that will end up never playing any significant time in the NHL and/or end up as a career 3rd line player.
Player turnover is insane. It doesn't allow fans time to really get to know their team and it's players.
Nobody playing in the AHL really WANTS to be in the AHL.
What if you hate the team that provides players to your team? I HATE Montreal... so how can you really feel that the Bulldogs are YOUR team when they're supplying players to your "enemy"?
The OHL is a place for future superstars to SHINE! Rick Nash, Joe Thornton, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros, Steve Stamkos, Tyler Seguin, Patrick Kane, etc... The OHL is a place where these players become part of your community and really develop into the superstars that they are. The AHL cannot boast a roster as great as the OHL.
The Memorial Cup is THE HARDEST trophy to win in all of hockey.
I think that Hamilton really needs an OHL team. The Mississauga Majors draw TERRIBLE numbers... move them to Hamilton... PLEASE. Or move the Niagara Icedogs (but please change their name).
C'MON HAMILTON... BRING THE OHL TO TOWN! (but my loyalty to the Spitfires will never change)
- Hamilton Steelhawks
- Hamilton Dukes
- Hamilton Fincups
- Hamilton Mustangs (Get Rob Lowe to be an honorary coach - lol)