Boston Bruins: 3 Hockey Events TD Garden Should Host During the NHL Lockout

September 29th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Boston is one of, if not the most logical NHL cities to showcase an American Hockey League game. Yet it never has.

This despite baseball’s Boston Red Sox, who like the Bruins have their top development team south of the border in Rhode Island, holding the annual “Futures at Fenway” minor-league doubleheader.

This despite the presence of not only the Providence Bruins, but six other AHL franchises in New England, all located within a three-hour radius of the Hub.

This despite the AHL having six games in NHL venues when the 2012-13 schedule was released and, since then, adding a seventh when the Rochester Americans moved one game to Buffalo.

Lockout or no lockout, but especially when a lockout is in effect, the Bruins could themselves and other parties nothing but favors if they allowed their farm team to use their mansion for one day. Or, better yet, if they hosted an AHL doubleheader.

Imagine the number of New England families who take regular or periodic advantage of the nearest minor-league franchise but are never able to nab a coveted seat at the Garden.

Just to create one visual, the P-Bru ...

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