PSE buying the Knighthawks?

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by keithLGA » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:39 pm

Would die hard lacrosse fans support an expansion team owned by PSE vs the Knighthawks remaining just under different ownership?


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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by KidFlash » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:41 am

Depending on who stays and who goes, could feel like a gut punch to fans.

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by oldtimehockey » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:34 pm

Thought Styres was better than all this...

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by hager » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:29 pm

better than what? trying to find the best option to make money? theres still gonna be a team

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by KidFlash » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:44 am

Sure, yeah. Plus I'd be shocked if Styres wants to keep the name/colors for the Halifax team. When the Philadelphia team moved to Connecticut a few years back, the team left the Wings name/colors behind and rebranded.

But it'd be a real kick to the pants to see the best pro team in the city moved, and its replacement run by owners who have a lousy track record. Not just for the Sabres/Amerks, but the Bandits too.

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by bmb2jn » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:44 am

This article is saying just the opposite. That Halifax gets the expansion team and the Knighthawks stay in Rochester under the Pegulas.

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/k ... team/52529

Regardless of what you think of the Pegulas as sports owners, it'll be better that way. The Knighthawks have been in Rochester for over 20 years and it wouldn't be right to see that team leave.

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Re: PSE buying the Knighthawks?

Post by UncleBenny » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:10 am

That article is older by a few days. Later in the week it was reported that Styres is still fighting to take the franchise with him. Maybe it wouldn't include the Knighthawks name and colors, but he wants his team to move to Halifax. It was also reported Styres has the support from the other owners, sounds like the league is the only one trying to stop it at this point.

Maybe it's just me but keeping the name isn't enough, the history of the team belongs in Rochester and to see that leave would be tough as a fan, as well as make it hard to support a "new" Knighthawks team as an expansion. And the fact that it would be owned by Pegula certainly doesn't help matters, as evidenced by the Bandits I'm not sure he knows much about running a lacrosse team.

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