Monday, April 14, 2014

Preseason in Hartford Part 2 (OTDI '94 #19)

Here's part two of the Hartford series with even less information on the Marauders. Got nothing else so enjoy this article.

The article after the jump.

Technical Issues

There had been an issue with the site I had been getting the articles from last week when there were some articles and I missed the chance to post them on the correct days. The issue has since been fixed and I'll be working on putting up the articles up with adjusted dates hopefully in the next couple of days.

In other news still no word on the availability of the box scores but the first regular season game isn't until May 30th so there's no rush there. Also would anyone be interested in a shirt or some other stuff with the team logo on it? I could come up with a 25th anniversary logo or even just have stuff using the other New England teams that existed. Of course I don't want to get sued so I would have to look up the rules for selling stuff using a dead brand but I just wanted to throw that out there in case anyone is interested.

Lastly as we know there hasn't been a Relocation Prospects post done this year and that's mostly due to 1) the league's so called 2-year commitment rule which is suppose to mean nobody moves or folds until after the 2015 season and 2) laziness on my behalf. So to make up for it and wasting time on this post here's an abridged version of Relocation Prospects:

1) Orlando - 4,987 avg. (3/9) attributed to move to UCF
2) New Orleans -  5,217 avg. (2/9)
3) Pittsburgh - 5,758 avg. (3/9)
4) San Antonio - 6,120 avg. (3/9)
5) Portland - 7,515 avg. (2/9) expansion team
League avg. 7,982

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preseason In Hartford Part 1 (OTDI '94 #18)

The next couple of articles talk more about Hartford than the Marauders so enjoy one of the reasons why the Connecticut Coyotes existed. If the Marauders lasted longer than a year these two might of been Predators-Storm lite and might of had something with the City Hawks.

Enjoy the pre-history of Hartford.

The article after the jump

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hundreds Of Tickets Sold (OTDI '94 #17)

Couple of articles today one is a short one talking about how the team sold a bunch of tickets on their first day of selling them and the second is just one from Tampa Bay which talks about the trade with the Marauders. Not much here.

The articles after the jump

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ticket Prices Announced (OTDI '94 #16)

Well it looks like prices haven't really changed since the days of the Marauders with basic tickets only $9 which is comparable with current teams such as Tampa Bay and Iowa which sell general admission tickets for $9 and $11 each respectively.

This article also is the first one that shows that Hartford would be getting a team in the 1995 season which will be known as the Connecticut Coyotes one of Aaron Garcia's former teams.

The assistant coaches were also announced as Strock will be helped by Jim Taubert and Bruce Hardy both of which had prior history with Strock.

The article after the jump

Monday, April 7, 2014

WTAG or WORC? (OTDI '94 #15)

Today's post is the first one where the entire article won't be posted since there was only a section that had anything to do with the Marauders. The snippet has to do with, you guessed it, the battle between WORC and WTAG over the rights to broadcast games on the radio. Despite the fact that WTAG could only broadcast 6 games, they would be eventually chosen as the official station for the team which happens to occur next month.

If the Marauders existed today neither station would carry games as WTAG is now a right wing talk radio station and WORC-AM is now a Spanish music station. Today the bidding would most likely involve WVEI(WEEI affiliate) and WWFX(Patriots affiliate) for local broadcast.

The snippet after the jump

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Worcester's Great (OTDI '94 #14)

This is basically a ball-polishing article talking about how great Worcester is for the league and how it would be better than Detroit was in terms of rivalries and team operations.
It's nice to see a team get a warm welcome to the league from people in other organizations though Cleveland wanted the team to move to Boston eventually.....still waiting for that as well.

The article after the jump