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02-13-2013, 02:30 PM
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Dying Alive
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
Apathetic rich fans let us spend to the cap...so...whatever.

The crowd at the Igloo in 2005-06 was a million times better than it is today, but the team is making quadruple the gate receipts.
As a long time season ticket holder....this. Infinity this.

Games were a whole lot more fun when the Pens were terrible bc the crowd was really into it. It was all die hards who actually wanted to be there to watch a hockey game. The team was ****** but the crowd cheered like crazy because they tried hard. These days a lot of the die hards have been priced out, there's a lot fewer student rushers there and people with money buy the tickets because it's the hot ticket in town. Without their money we're watching Crosby & Malkin suit up for different teams as soon as their ELCs expire. FWIW the acoustics were a whole lot better at Mellon too.

tl;dr: it is what it is.

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