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From Bill McGraw of the Detroit Free Press,
With the Detroit Red Wings’ storied history, two NHL owners, some of the world’s top amateur teams, a few dozen indoor rinks and legions of avid fans, metro Detroit easily can back up its self-anointed nickname of Hockeytown.
But at the other end of Lake Erie, Buffalo has done something that will make any Hockeytown resident envious: It just opened a 19-story building that is devoted to amateur hockey. Experts say it’s unique in North America.
It’s called HarborCenter, a nearly $200-million waterfront edifice with 650,000 square feet of space that includes two rinks — on the building’s sixth floor — a hockey academy, training center and parking garage.
From Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,
According to some of my sources, the heavy hitters would be Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with the three teams being linked to the NHL franchises in those cities. All three would lie outside the USHL’s current eastern border, however. And though a division including those three cities, Youngstown (Ohio) and Team USA or Muskegon (both Michigan) would make sense geographically, travel is not the only consideration.
“I want to be very careful in pursuing expansion,” Fallen said. “The key to me is dilution of talent. Not only in the players, but coaches and officials as well.”