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roaddogg02316 02-06-2012 09:31 PM

2013 AHL All Star Game site
 
Providence.

http://www.golocalprov.com/sports/ne...all-star-game/

Although that is the home team, really don't see myself being able to go. Quite unfortunate, but maybe I'll hit the arena for some autographs at least. Can't beat all the stars. Be just as good as 04-05 when it was the lockout. Rubbed elbows with the finest like Bergeron and Staal!

Majik1987 02-06-2012 10:51 PM

Wow, another East Coast ASG. Color me surprised. :shakehead

pelts35.com 02-07-2012 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Majik1987 (Post 43715533)
Wow, another East Coast ASG. Color me surprised. :shakehead

Before you make that statement you have to ask the question what western teams volunteered to host it.

210 02-07-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Majik1987 (Post 43715533)
Wow, another East Coast ASG. Color me surprised. :shakehead

There was a 100% chance a West team could have had it this season, and the fact it was in a non-AHL city shows not one wanted it. I'll even venture out on a limb and say there was a 100% chance that if a West team wanted it in 2013 it would be out there.

Majik1987 02-07-2012 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by pelts35.com (Post 43724223)
Before you make that statement you have to ask the question what western teams volunteered to host it.

OK, hold on for a second...

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Originally Posted by 210 (Post 43725313)
There was a 100% chance a West team could have had it this season, and the fact it was in a non-AHL city shows not one wanted it. I'll even venture out on a limb and say there was a 100% chance that if a West team wanted it in 2013 it would be out there.

I agree. Which leads to what I believe is the quetion to be asked even before asking if any Western volunteered to hold it. What disincentives exist that deter Western Teams from hosting the ASG? I mean there has to be something that is makes every single Western Team bow out.

pelts35.com 02-07-2012 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Majik1987 (Post 43726017)
OK, hold on for a second...



I agree. Which leads to what I believe is the quetion to be asked even before asking if any Western volunteered to hold it. What disincentives exist that deter Western Teams from hosting the ASG? I mean there has to be something that is makes every single Western Team bow out.

The same reasons why no teams this season want to host it. It's a lot of extra work for the team's staff with little monetary reward since it's not a team event, but a league event.

210 02-07-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Majik1987 (Post 43726017)
I agree. Which leads to what I believe is the quetion to be asked even before asking if any Western volunteered to hold it. What disincentives exist that deter Western Teams from hosting the ASG? I mean there has to be something that is makes every single Western Team bow out.

My guess is costs are too high. The host team is responsible for just about everything and perhaps shifting everyone for the game out west makes it cost prohibitive. Plus it's a ton of extra work, so you need to have a great staff willing to take on that work or have the ability to hire extra people.

The Sharks did it and have sworn up and down they will probably never do it again unless they get more control over how things are done. The AHL is pretty fanatical about the way things have to be done and a lot of teams just don't want to deal with it.

GarbageGoal 02-07-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Majik1987 (Post 43726017)
I agree. Which leads to what I believe is the quetion to be asked even before asking if any Western volunteered to hold it. What disincentives exist that deter Western Teams from hosting the ASG? I mean there has to be something that is makes every single Western Team bow out.

Are you still on this "AHL is anti-West" conspiracy kick after all these years? Let it go already. Yes, every Western team bows out.....and on average of the past few years, less than one Eastern team a year steps up......CONSPIRACY!

No one has wanted this game. I was absolutely floored when my father told me he had heard on the radio Providence was getting it next year.

Sports Enthusiast 02-07-2012 11:44 AM

Somebody ACTUALLY WANTED to HOST the game???? :laugh:

GarbageGoal 02-07-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Green Men Rule (Post 43730449)
Somebody ACTUALLY WANTED to HOST the game???? :laugh:

If the Providence Bruins ticket sales staff is in charge of filling the building, it will happen. I don't approve of their methods, but it will happen......

pelts35.com 02-07-2012 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by GarbageGoal (Post 43730695)
If the Providence Bruins ticket sales staff is in charge of filling the building, it will happen. I don't approve of their methods, but it will happen......

I have no doubt that the building will be full. It certainly helps that a number of people attending don't need to stay overnight.

adsfan 02-07-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by GarbageGoal (Post 43730695)
If the Providence Bruins ticket sales staff is in charge of filling the building, it will happen. I don't approve of their methods, but it will happen......

Do they put you into a hammer lock until you agree to buy some tickets?:shakehead

adsfan 02-07-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Green Men Rule (Post 43730449)
Somebody ACTUALLY WANTED to HOST the game???? :laugh:

Next up are St John's, London and Cluj, the capitol of Transylvania. Head east!

Sports Enthusiast 02-07-2012 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 43753849)
Next up are St John's, London and Cluj, the capitol of Transylvania. Head east!

Think they should unbar Afr for a night and play one in EGYPT.

GarbageGoal 02-07-2012 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Green Men Rule (Post 43758499)
Think they should unbar Afr for a night and play one in EGYPT.

You realize that if you make one more Afr reference, you overtake The Professor for the lead, right?

GarbageGoal 02-07-2012 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by adsfan (Post 43753659)
Do they put you into a hammer lock until you agree to buy some tickets?:shakehead

Ever see Glengarry Glen Ross? It's like that. :laugh:

Sports Enthusiast 02-07-2012 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by GarbageGoal (Post 43775503)
You realize that if you make one more Afr reference, you overtake The Professor for the lead, right?

Catching Hutch is so hard not even Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory could do it.

Lurch 02-08-2012 01:25 PM

I spoke to my contact in the Hershey front office and it was all about cost. Hershey hoped to host it as an outdoor event at the stadium in honor of our 75th anniversary, but could not overcome the cost of hosting the event.

At this point please color all Hershey fans shocked that Yingst backed out of something because the profit margin wasn't there.

roaddogg02316 02-08-2012 01:28 PM

Providences mindset is to pile the kids into the rink. It's all about the kids. Coming from a Season ticket holder for 5 years, had to finally drop to a 5 game pack. They raised the prices after 2 losing seasons(another raise coming next season and were in last right now) Where they get there tactics I have no clue.
But to them it's all about bringing in the youth groups, squirt teams for intermisson, pre and post game games. Also the kids singing the Anthems. I just assume hear the American Anthem and sit down. Nope. On games we have a Canadian team, 3 songs, American and Canadian Anthems and they also do God Bless America. Ahhh. I just want to watch some hockey.

The whole kids thing is ok to a degree, but the ushers are the worst, some know how to tell kids who sneak down wherever they want to move. Others don't give a crap. And the parents are the worst to. I saw one guy tell his kids to just move back down after the usher told them to go back to their seats. That really pissed me off. But eventually the guy came back down and booted them again. Reason it annoys me. I paid good money for years and then had to drop to a lower package. I'm all set seeing someone sitting up high just walk right down and sit wherever. Those seats cost good money so if you want to sit there buy the tickets! Some ushers also don't know the concept that you tell people not to go to their seats during play. I swear I've been looked at funny for waiting, because I'm courteous lol.

They also cram these "enter to win" papers down your throat. To win prizes and such. But you end up on a timeshare phone call list even though I think someone said they denied it.

Rumblick 02-08-2012 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Lurch (Post 43802093)
At this point please color all Hershey fans shocked that Yingst backed out of something because the profit margin wasn't there.

Any businessman who doesn't wouldn't be in business for long.

210 02-08-2012 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Rumblick (Post 43803531)
Any businessman who doesn't wouldn't be in business for long.

Amen...

Tommy Hawk 02-08-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Rumblick (Post 43803531)
Any businessman who doesn't wouldn't be in business for long.

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Originally Posted by 210 (Post 43808811)
Amen...


It always amazes me how many people think the minor league team is their little plaything and get pissed at the team when they sell a lot of tickets. Would I rather be in a crowd of 4k at the Allstate, sure, less idiots, but I also know this is a business and if the team doesn't make money (or lose too much money) then it will be gone.

So quit complaining that teams pack them in by having scout nights or school nights or whatever. Be glad you have a team.

adsfan 02-08-2012 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GarbageGoal (Post 43775611)
Ever see Glengarry Glen Ross? It's like that. :laugh:

Two things that I like about Chicago, Second City and David Mamet. Yes, I have seen GGR. To paraphrase:

"We all know that selling tickets to AC is a lot easier. Damn right it is!"

Lurch 03-26-2012 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lurch (Post 43802093)
I spoke to my contact in the Hershey front office and it was all about cost. Hershey hoped to host it as an outdoor event at the stadium in honor of our 75th anniversary, but could not overcome the cost of hosting the event.

At this point please color all Hershey fans shocked that Yingst backed out of something because the profit margin wasn't there.

In retrospect, glad management at least pulled off the outdoor event. Should be fantastic. Also, I just confirmed with Hershey that the 2012-2013 season ticket package is for 37 games with the ability to buy the outdoor game early.


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