Re: Looks like Carolina affiliation about to happen
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:17 am
The article doesn't go in depth with that, mostly just lays out the public quotes and facts, and then does a summary reading of the tea leaves at the end.
“We won a championship in Charlotte last year, and all was good. We sat down in January and tried to make a deal to move this forward and it wasn’t there to be, for me at this point,” Waddell said. “Then the season dragged on, and then (the season paused because of COVID-19), it got to a point where we had to look at our other options —
So Charlotte might have been looking for a reduction in their fee (if they had one? Not sure what their agreement was), or a refund check to help cover the costs of the franchise during this pandemic. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯It makes sense for both sides to seek stability amidst a situation in which we aren’t sure if minor league sports will be played at all in the upcoming season. I have reached out to a few neutral league sources asking for their opinions on the Hurricanes-Wolves affiliation and I’m being met with a lot of “… assuming the AHL has a season” caveats. Folks are operating as if it’s going to happen, but aren’t treating it as a definite. It’s fair to wonder.