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10-14-2012, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by HTFN View Post
Yeah, but is that really a change you can manufacture? Maybe it's just me, but the difference between a casual and true fan doesn't usually come from those kinds of outside influences.

Exactly. The awesome product has to be on the ice consistently over the long-term. For many seasons, not just sometimes and in the playoffs. Then the new fan has a chance to get fired up about it. That's not a casual fan, anyway. That's an active-minded person learning the sport.

Nowadays you have a routine power play and for the faceoff the music blasts, there is a light and laser show, the mega-screen flashes a bunch of distorted images, and they have a pizza giveaway. That's hockey (?). It's almost a let down when Backstrom sets up Ovie for a goal.

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