Dallas Stars not likely to return to P.E.I.
Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee probably won't invite the NHL's Dallas Stars back to P.E.I. for training camp for a third year in a row in 2012.
Lee told CBC News this week there was not as much excitement around the training camp this year.
"I know the numbers weren't as good this year as they were last year. I know the excitement in the community wasn't as high as it was a year ago," he said.
"Honestly, there comes a point in time where you say, 'OK, we've done this, been there, got that T-shirt, it's time to do something else.'"
Lee wants to make it clear he has nothing bad to say about the Dallas Stars organization. The relationship has been a good one, but he said it may be time to showcase a different team. He's thinking about the Boston Bruins or New York Rangers, both have Islanders on their rosters.
"You can't expect people to come back year after year after year for the same product, to see the same players," said Lee.
"My guess is that there may be a training camp in 2012, and it may not be Dallas."
A spokesperson with the Dallas Stars was surprised to hear Charlottetown might not invite the team back. He said the Stars had a great time in Charlottetown, and felt the fan response was the same as the first year.
The New York Rangers say it's policy not to speak about training camp plans, and the Bruins did not return calls from CBC News.