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12-18-2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by IBeL13f View Post
So that people who want to go can't?

I understand people not caring I guess, but the animosity and cynicism shown in this thread goes way beyond not caring. If it's not what you want to do with your Wednesday evening, don't go. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with locked-out NHL players putting together a little scrimmage for charity, and some people jump at the chance to see guys like Steven Stamkos, Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf in a landmark building like Maple Leaf Gardens for a pretty great price, regardless of whether or not it's competitive hockey.

I found out this morning that I've got a pair of tickets as an early Christmas present, and I can't wait to go. These kinds of games, like I said earlier, are more about the atmosphere than the game itself, and they're also a cool way for people to see stars that they might normally not get the chance to see. The hockey itself is secondary to the spectacle, and if you don't want to spend your money on that, that's fine. No reason to feel all high-and-mighty because a charity game isn't worth your time.
I can assure you I am not feeling all high-and-mighty, that's for the players.
Charity is easy for a professional athlete and I certainly do not think they deserve any praise because they do charity events. I am pissed at these over priced ego laden xxxks, they are no more charitable than the next guy, but they sure like to advertise the fact that they do "charity". They do it with your money. It's BS.

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