According to a report by Scott Cruickshank in the Calgary Herald The Calgary Flames intend to stay in Abbotsford.
“On behalf of our fans and on behalf of our local partners in the Abbotsford Heat, we wish to emphasize that there is no ‘three-way deal’ (or any other deal) that will see the Canucks move their development program to Abbotsford for next season,” the Flames said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. “We remain committed to our fans and partners in Abbotsford and look forward to sharing many more seasons with them.”
The statement comes just days after a report in the Vancouver Sun that George Peary’s Deal seemed to be the one thing keeping the Vancouver Canucks from being able to move their new farm team from Peoria to Abbotsford.
That deal provides the Calgary Flames and the local owners with a ten-year deal guaranteeing the taxpayers of Abbotsford will assume their financial losses. So far, Utica, New York, though reported to be prepared to put some taxpayer funds on the negotiating table, appears unprepared to make the deal George Peary made on behalf of Abbotsford taxpayers.
Abbotsford taxpayers have lost money on George Peary’s Deal every year since the Heat came to Abbotsford.
Watch for another set of predictions
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