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11-01-2004, 01:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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First of all, what is it that makes you say that the owners will lower ticket prices? If I am watching AHL caliber hockey, then I better be paying AHL caliber ticket prices. You have a better chance of seeing peace in the Middle East, before you see the owners MATERIALLY lower ticket prices. And, by the way, since as a Rangers fan I will now be seeing a team that cannot spend a dime more than either Nashvill or Ottawa, then my ticket prices had better be the same as those teams.
Second of all, your "bumpy ride" of two years will be more than enough to kill off a league that many argue is dead already. 2 years of seeing a product on the ice that will be materially worse than anything yet seen and 2 years of scab hockey, will result in 2 years of having about 100 people at games. Teams will not survive.
We are big hockey fans. But we ARE the minority. Most of the world is not.
Speaking of scab labor, I am glad that Ottawa's laws permit such a thing. What happens to Vancouver? Do they just fold or do they have to move from Vancouver to another province that allows replacement players?
" just know that we have all been pining for this team to rebuild, in any true rebuild, there's a period of 2-3 years where the team is a band of no name players. "
Pining for a rebuild is not the same as pining for replacement players. YOU would pay and see it. The majority of the world would not.
The why do the Rangers still sell 80% of their tickets while being the laughingstock of the NHL? When you combine the record they have had over the last 7 years, they have got to be in the top 3 of worst overall records, I highly doubt that folks would stop coming, if that were the case they would have stopped 2-3 years ago.
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