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Friday133
12-20-2006, 09:00 PM
with IOC losing the slots license today, there is a good chance the pens would move from pittsburgh. as this is a steelers community, what do steeler fans think of another major pro sports team leaving the area.

Steelersfan
12-20-2006, 09:01 PM
I think it sucks. But I can't say I'm not surprised.

PITT23
12-20-2006, 09:04 PM
I'm as big a Pens and Pirates fan as I am the Steelers so losing them would be as bad as any team leaving.

Captcoolhand
12-20-2006, 09:04 PM
Man, this sounds like a Flashback

AZ_Steeler
12-20-2006, 11:05 PM
I would hate to the the Pens leave... that's like taking butter away from bread!

House of Steel
12-20-2006, 11:24 PM
I would be absolutely horrified to see the Pens pack up and leave Pittsburgh. That is a disgrace.

BR7
12-21-2006, 11:10 AM
Sucks.. absolutley sucks. Rumor is Kansas City. Atleast thats what Mr. Mullett Melrose said on ESPN.

House of Steel
12-21-2006, 11:12 AM
I am telling you if this happens, I am going to boycott the NHL for good. I am totally against this damn move.

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 01:36 PM
Apparently the reason Basille backed out is because the NHL wanted a gurantee he wouldnt move the team and he wouldnt sign it. So I'm assuming that was his motivation all along so it might be a good thing he didnt buy them. IOC not winning might also make the Pens easier to sell as they asking price will have to come down considerably now that there is no arena deal in place. I can see why the PGCB picked the group they did as the Hill District would be far from an ideal place for a casino but it still sucks putting the Pens future in limbo

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 01:44 PM
Mario Lemieux just released a statement on the Penguins website....

"Recent developments, including Wednesday’s decision by the PGCB, and the recent termination of the purchase agreement by Jim Balsillie have convinced us that it is time to take control of our own destiny. Accordingly, starting Thursday, the team is off the market, and we will begin to explore relocation options in cities outside Pennsylvania. After seven years of trying to work out a new arena deal exclusively in Pittsburgh, we need to take into consideration the long-term viability of the team and begin discussions with other cities that may be interested in NHL teams.

As soon as we are no longer restricted by our agreement with Isle of Capri from negotiating an arena deal here, in the next few weeks, we will also begin discussions with local leaders about a viable Pittsburgh arena plan.

We will have no further comment at this time."

I dont care what you've done for this team Mario if you move them, **** YOU!

Steelersfan
12-21-2006, 02:11 PM
I don't know why the city doesn't put up some money for the arena. It creates jobs and brings in money from fans of other teams going to the games. Put a tax on the damn tickets to get the money back if they have too. There are plenty of things the city and the team could do together to make this work and keep the team in Pittsburgh.

Prosdo
12-21-2006, 02:54 PM
The Steelers will always be the kings of Pittsburgh, but there is so much love for the Penguins and Pirates. Losing them is like losing a huge part of the city and it's history. I mean this is a town that absolutely love sports. People love the Pens. The only thing that may save us is Mario. His strong desire to keep the team here. They are wearing his patience very thin. Maybe he will sell to Mark Cuban and Dan Marino? I can't blame Mario at all if they move. The guy loves this city and he is getting kicked in the face. The Pirates and Steelers get a new arena yet when it comes to the Pens they get declined. The Pirates and Steelers could have shared a stadium and given the Pens a new arena. If the Pens move the team and locals will be devastated. So I'm praying for a Christmas miracle at this point lol.

BR7
12-21-2006, 03:58 PM
And lets hope if they do move to KC, they atleast keep the colors and logo.. so I don't have to modify you sig :lol:

Prosdo
12-21-2006, 04:30 PM
lol If they move I won't be able to look at that sig for a while.

AZ_Steeler
12-21-2006, 04:33 PM
And lets hope if they do move to KC, they atleast keep the colors and logo.. so I don't have to modify you sig :lol:

Kansas City Penguins??? Doesn't sound right! :smh:

Prosdo
12-21-2006, 04:34 PM
You're right AZ it sounds horrible. They get the team they will change the colors , logo, and the name.

BR7
12-21-2006, 05:25 PM
lol If they move I won't be able to look at that sig for a while.

Keep it for nostalgic purposes.

Mullett Man Melrose said Sid the Kid is gonna be a Kansas City Penguin. I bout threw up in my mouth.

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 09:41 PM
If they go they should become the KC Scouts again

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 11:22 PM
The only way I would considering supporting the Pens if they move would be if they moved to Winnipeg, Hartford, or Quebec as they have been screwed out of their teams just like we are being right now... More KY Jelly anyone???

Steel26
12-26-2006, 01:34 PM
If they move, they should get a Cleveland Browns deal. Keep the logos, colors, name, records, etc.

BlacknGold Bleeder
12-26-2006, 01:50 PM
IOC not winning might also make the Pens easier to sell as they asking price will have to come down considerably now that there is no arena deal in place. I can see why the PGCB picked the group they did as the Hill District would be far from an ideal place for a casino but it still sucks putting the Pens future in limbo

The price on the Pens will go up, with no arena deal in place it will make them easier to move!! As far as PGCB not picking IOC, that has to be THE MOST STUPID, ASSINE, MORONIC,STUPID,IDIOTIC, STUPID, BAFFLING, STUPID,TAXPAYER WASTING,STUPID thing to do. How in the world can they turn down 290 million dollars for a new arena. The government has been telling Mario for 7 yrs to arrange funding, he did and their response is to tell him to bend over?? Now we taxpayers get the pleasure of helping to fund the arena , if one gets built. The Hill might not have been the ideal place but it is rundown and in need of redevelopment that this project would have infused.

Did I mention it was STUPID??