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Blazers: Brad Lund planning to stay in hockey

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO Modified: January 2, 2009 at 8:11 am •  Published: January 2, 2009

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Brad Lund
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a suburb of Kansas City) have expansion teams set to play next season. I’ll know a lot more in the next 30 days. I think the Colorado Eagles have shown this model can work (Colorado is located in Loveland, Colo., a suburb of Denver).

Is there anything that could keep you in Oklahoma?

It’s tough because I’m proud to be from Oklahoma. Tulsa is my hometown, and I’ve had great success here. I’m in no hurry to make a decision. It’s something I’ll have to think long and hard about and talk about with my wife. But it’s not a question of what my next job will be but rather what city will I be in.

What is your opinion on the potential of Oklahoma City being the home of an American Hockey League tem?

I can’t really comment on that. It wouldn’t be fair. What I will say is that Oklahoma City will have professional hockey for a long time. As to what league and what team, that’s not for me to say.

Did the way things ended with Express Sports change your opinion of your 16 years on the job?

Not at all. I had the greatest job in minor league sports for 16 years. The fans here proved all the skeptics wrong. The experts thought we would be gone after one season, but it’s those cold Tuesday nights against no-name opponents and you see thousands of people there that make you realize how special Blazer fans are.

For much more with Brad Lund, read Robert Przybylo’s Blazers blog at

Blazers (19-6-4) at Mississippi (18-11-0)

→When: 7:05 tonight

→Where: DeSoto Civic Center, Southhaven, Miss.

→Scouting report: Oklahoma City, first in the Northeast division, and Mississippi, third in the division, start a home-and-home set this weekend. The Blazers have blown two-goal leads in the third period in back-to-back games and have only earned one standings point in the two contests. Oklahoma City goaltender Andy Franck (10-4-3), fresh off of being selected as the starter for the 2009 CHL All-Star game, will be in net. Mississippi is coming off a 6-0 win against second-place Bossier-Shreveport on Wednesday. The RiverKings are led by Bobby Chaumont and Louis Dumont, with 29 points each. Mississippi is at Oklahoma City on Saturday.



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