Assuming this deal doesn’t fall through like the earlier Windsor one, AHL hockey in Cincinnati is officially dead. Not that I particularly expected a miracle comeback after the failure of the RailRaiders to get off the ground last year, but this pretty much puts the period at the end of the sentence.
I wonder how long ’til Cincinnati Gardens meets the wrecking ball? I love that building; it will always be one of my favorite old hockey barns, but it’s really hard to see it as economically viable for much longer without a regular tenant. I suppose the only thing that might save it is that the location isn’t exactly prime for redevelopment, so it may be worth the Robinsons’ while to hold onto it and get what business they can. Still, it hardly seems like it can go on forever.