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03-31-2011, 08:16 AM
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The MSG media / pr team are GREAT

I wrote a blog on the Rangers are few months back. Someone from the MSG team saw it and sent me a message inviting me to become a Blueshirt Fanatic member.

I asked for more details and also how best to get a Prust autograph.

This week I got sent - free of charge and to the UK - a Fanatics membership pack, with t-shirt, 85 year timeline pic and what have you.

AND a puck signed by none other than Brandon Prust.

Just thought I would share what a great job the media / pr team has done. I follow soccer, and that sort of gesture is unheard of over here.

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03-31-2011, 08:38 AM
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i guess that's the secret. as a season subscriber you pay thousands of dollars and don't get even get a t-shirt more than once a decade. but they do invite you to join blueshirts united where for hundreds or thousands more dollars they let you attend practices and hang out with alumni.

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i guess that's the secret. as a season subscriber you pay thousands of dollars and don't get even get a t-shirt more than once a decade.
I am a subscriber for my local soccer club. We dont have a roof on our stand, get very wet, and twice a season get a free DVD.

Although that will change when we move into our new 93million ground next season.

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i guess that's the secret. as a season subscriber you pay thousands of dollars and don't get even get a t-shirt more than once a decade. but they do invite you to join blueshirts united where for hundreds or thousands more dollars they let you attend practices and hang out with alumni.
I like how a non-sub can join Blueshirts and be handed the same perks that subs get (store discounts, for example). Makes me feel like they really value me.



Also, here were two other "perks" we were offered
(1) Pay with your Amex, get a free gift (example, Graves autograph)
(2) 2 Tickets to the summer BBQ at the practice facility.


Imagine my non-surprise when the documentation for next year said "pay with your Amex, and get a free gift: two tickets to the summer BBQ!"


Cheaper, and cheaper, and cheaper as the years go on.


Meanwhile, i read about other teams that do things for their subs like full-team meet&greets, DVDs, Autographs, occasional club seat upgrades for games, food vouchers, team related art-pieces, etc, etc.

just so PROUD of this management.

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I am a subscriber for my local soccer club. We dont have a roof on our stand, get very wet, and twice a season get a free DVD.

Although that will change when we move into our new 93million ground next season.
what club do you support?

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I think the key is that he doesn't live in the US. The NHL wants to grow the game in Europe, so they do things like that. I bet if you or I would to do the same, we'd get nothing

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I like how a non-sub can join Blueshirts and be handed the same perks that subs get (store discounts, for example). Makes me feel like they really value me.



Also, here were two other "perks" we were offered
(1) Pay with your Amex, get a free gift (example, Graves autograph)
(2) 2 Tickets to the summer BBQ at the practice facility.


Imagine my non-surprise when the documentation for next year said "pay with your Amex, and get a free gift: two tickets to the summer BBQ!"


Cheaper, and cheaper, and cheaper as the years go on.


Meanwhile, i read about other teams that do things for their subs like full-team meet&greets, DVDs, Autographs, occasional club seat upgrades for games, food vouchers, team related art-pieces, etc, etc.

just so PROUD of this management.
Yeah, I'm still pissed about them doing away with our annual free media guide. It might seem trivial...but I really looked forward to picking mine up every year on opening night. So cheap indeed.

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I think the key is that he doesn't live in the US. The NHL wants to grow the game in Europe, so they do things like that. I bet if you or I would to do the same, we'd get nothing
I was thinking the same thing. The fact that he is in the UK and one of the few people spouting out anything about hockey makes him a valuable asset. Any of us writing a blog here in NYC or the US for that matter is just another casual fan that really isnt making much of an impact.

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Rangers treat there subs worse than anyone I have ever met. I had a half season plan for ten years and they cut my playoff ticket subscriptions and moved me to the 400's. Needless to say, I no longer have the plan.

Islanders released their price cut on season tickets next year and it's actually LESS than my half season plan with the rangers.

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Well as long as the Garden is selling out or close to it, then Dolan has no reason to drop ticket prices. If the Rangers make the playoffs, the prices will be so high it'll be disgusting, and guess what? The Garden will be sold out for each and every game that the Rangers play in.

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I like how a non-sub can join Blueshirts and be handed the same perks that subs get (store discounts, for example). Makes me feel like they really value me.



Also, here were two other "perks" we were offered
(1) Pay with your Amex, get a free gift (example, Graves autograph)
(2) 2 Tickets to the summer BBQ at the practice facility.


Imagine my non-surprise when the documentation for next year said "pay with your Amex, and get a free gift: two tickets to the summer BBQ!"


Cheaper, and cheaper, and cheaper as the years go on.


Meanwhile, i read about other teams that do things for their subs like full-team meet&greets, DVDs, Autographs, occasional club seat upgrades for games, food vouchers, team related art-pieces, etc, etc.

just so PROUD of this management.
I heard that next year Dolan approved these two Perks.
(1) Pay with your Amex, get a free gift. Two pieces of authentic asbestos from the roof.
(2) a 20lb. bag of Charcoal for a barbecue in a park of your choice. Buy your own lighter fluid.

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