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Old 02-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #101
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I hope it will be under a different name. We need to distance ourselves from how horrible the Grizzlies and Big Country Reeves were.
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i want our name back, though it wont happen.... i assume the new name would be something local, maybe the vancouver orcas ?

back in the day the dollar difference played a MAJOR role in the downfall and decision to move the team, now that the dollar is on par there is potential there, i mean there's a good reason these multi billion dollar corporations are trying to get it done, it's making financial sense and thats all they care about....

and all we care about is another team here so lets keep hoping, and those guys running the Canucks properly i have no doubt they could do the same for another professional team
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haha, could work, or the Reign, sounds a bit cooler but could still be the inside joke only we get

long as it's not the salmon or some whack shit.... damn we gettin ahead of ourselves way too much we want this team here so bad, haha
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I just hope they don't name the team after something nature'ish as that seems to be the theme going on in Vancouver.

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Its all speculation at this point. The NBA is probably headed for a lockout next season. They need to get that in order before any of this can happen.

I heard that marketing wise. The Vancouver Dragons makes sense. I think it sounds silly though.
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Its all speculation at this point. The NBA is probably headed for a lockout next season. They need to get that in order before any of this can happen.

I heard that marketing wise. The Vancouver Dragons makes sense. I think it sounds silly though.
Regardless what it the name is, I hope they make the logo/colour theme/ and jersey look nice.

Look at the Memphis Grizzlies jerseys compared to the Vancouver Grizzlies Jerseys. Ours looked like crap.
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There are many reasons why a team can work in Vancouver now.

1. CAD dollar is much higher, very good chance this team can make a profit.

2. With the new CBA ending in the NBA this year, it could mean a new salary cap era in the NBA which means a lot more parity in the league.

3. Vancouver is a well known city now after the Olympics so there is a good chance many American players would not mind playing here. Vancouver got to showcase how beautiful the city is.

4. If we do get a team, and its the New Orlean Hornets we dont have to worry about those first couple dreadful expansion years. We'd be inheriting quite a good team right away.

5. Aquilini will not hire a dumbass like Stu Jackson.

I could go on! Don't get me wrong though, there are still quite a few negatives. Looking at the Toronto Raptors is a huge let down. So many years and no real success. But honestly if you look around the league how many teams really have won it all in the past decade or so? Not many different teams. I'm hoping a new salary cap is going to create a lot more parity.
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I could go on! Don't get me wrong though, there are still quite a few negatives. Looking at the Toronto Raptors is a huge let down. So many years and no real success. But honestly if you look around the league how many teams really have won it all in the past decade or so? Not many different teams. I'm hoping a new salary cap is going to create a lot more parity.
All the things you've mentioned contribute to a successful second run in Vancouver. I wouldn't worry too much about Toronto being a cautionary tale because in reality, teams only win when they have Superstars. Superstars are extremely rare. Toronto never had a true winner in their "superstar(s)", and they're also not as well-managed as people perceive.

Say we get this team within 2 years, we would still have CP3 on the team for one more year at least, we can use him to attract more talent and can legitimately have a true contender straight away.
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All the things you've mentioned contribute to a successful second run in Vancouver. I wouldn't worry too much about Toronto being a cautionary tale because in reality, teams only win when they have Superstars. Superstars are extremely rare. Toronto never had a true winner in their "superstar(s)", and they're also not as well-managed as people perceive.

Say we get this team within 2 years, we would still have CP3 on the team for one more year at least, we can use him to attract more talent and can legitimately have a true contender straight away.
They did have Isiah Thomas in the first 3 years...

It really made me wonder how he f'd up in NY. Must from trying to rule the old CBA...
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They did have Isiah Thomas in the first 3 years...

It really made me wonder how he f'd up in NY. Must from trying to rule the old CBA...

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Downtown Vancouver was pretty ghetto during the 95 - 00 alot has changed.

I recall even NHL players didn't want to play in Vancouver but Aquilini invested alot on facilities etc and I am sure he is going to do the same to the NBA team.

And as of right now the Hornets are in 7th place and look at the team were getting

Chris Paul, Marco Belineili, Trevor Ariza, David West, Emeka Okafur

If Chris Paul doesn't want to play here we should trade him to Goldenstate for Jeremy Lin, Stephan Curry and David Lee + draft pics.

Most likely after the CBA Chris Paul wont be able to leave so even better if they move to Vancouver put a franchise tag so therefore he aint leaving
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