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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another response

For those who might have missed it Scott Langer and Arch Ecker made some additional comments on the Krupka interview Saturday during the second intermission of the Roadrunners-Tornado game.

Note: Updated to include the full interview.

Comments on "Another response"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:11 AM, October 10, 2006) : 

I do feel sorry for the Santa Fe owner regarding Krupka's comments. I read somewhere that a new business takes on average six years to be profitable, and she hasn't even got in a year yet.

Having said that, what the USHL has on the NAHL --- besides better political connections at USA Hockey --- is that its franchises are bunched better, geographically. The NAHL is too spread out, and this may have been the point that the vocabulary-challenged Krupka was trying to make.


Blogger mctopeka said ... (2:07 PM, October 10, 2006) : 

I think it was a shame for the Sante Fe Organization to be singled out. I know they have worked very hard to increase their attendence. Their's isn't the only franchize that has low attendence but it seems the other owners have deeper pockets and don't mind breaking even or even losing a little money. This commissioner needs to focus on keeping Jr. Hockey alive and expanding the league while at the same time making it stronger.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:12 PM, October 10, 2006) : 

Here's some props for the Albuquerque Journal!

I went to the Roadrunners website and their News section shows a wrap-up of other NAHL games that didn't involve Santa Fe. That's what the league cities need more of! Get the public to know the other teams and even some of the opposing players and perhaps more interest can be generated. The casual fan gets a better chance to see the bigger picture and not just the Runners and a bunch of opponents named Joe who show up every weekend.

For all they're trying to establish there and all the right things they seem to be doing, I sure hope that franchise makes it in that city.


Blogger WCharles said ... (12:54 PM, October 11, 2006) : 

Thanks for posting the link. I thought Langer handled everything very well. Krupka should study that interview as an example of how to say matters in a way that makes the point but does not piss off everyone.


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