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06-04-2011, 07:08 PM
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I hope you actually don't believe this. And if you do, don't spread this false propeganda around either.

well my buddy ran a bar for many years in the peg and he said they were some of the lesser tippers out there

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well my buddy ran a bar for many years in the peg and he said they were some of the lesser tippers out there
Isn't this just hearsay and rumor? Something that is not allowed on HFboards?

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06-04-2011, 07:43 PM
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I'm surprised cause Winnipeggers dont even tip cab drivers or bartenders let alone commit to 3-5yrs of seasons seats.
Well, cab drivers don't deserve tips anyway.

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Not only did they hit 13k season tickets, their waiting list is now 8000 long.

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06-04-2011, 08:54 PM
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Well, cab drivers don't deserve tips anyway.
So it was actually Jonathan Toews who taught Patrick Kane this.

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So apparently TSNE knew what they were doing with the pricing and marketing of the season tickets...those who questioned their intelligence (and you know who you are) apparently were incorrect in their assumptions.

I am pissed - I didn't get my tickets!!! Guess I have to go to Phoenix to witness the "whiteout"...

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06-04-2011, 11:00 PM
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Not only did they hit 13k season tickets, their waiting list is now 8000 long.

the wait list is insane...that to me is just icing on the cake in terms of financial viability.

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06-04-2011, 11:12 PM
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I can't believe they sold that many so fast.


Good job guys

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06-04-2011, 11:38 PM
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That is insane. I honestly didn't think they'd do it. That's 1 in every 50 Winnipeggers who bought. That's awesome.

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06-04-2011, 11:39 PM
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I am pissed - I didn't get my tickets!!! Guess I have to go to Phoenix to witness the "whiteout"...
Oh, did Phoenix paint their seats white?

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[QUOTE=stratedge;33422732]Oh, did Phoenix paint their seats white?[/QUOTE

Not in the NHL budget...

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Holy crap... if they get it up to 13000 on the waiting list they can go out and buy Phoenix as a 2nd team in Winnipeg.

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06-05-2011, 08:55 AM
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Fantastic for the 'peg. Maybe NHL hockey comes back to Edmonton someday too.

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06-05-2011, 12:10 PM
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They capped the waiting list at 8k because they thought it was unfair to charge $50 dollars and an additional 100$ every year I assume to stay on the waiting list when it could be decades before they have a chance to pick up tickets.

Winnipeg, I am proud.

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06-06-2011, 12:52 AM
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And I'm sure that the city and province will be more than willing to build one. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers might be just a memory thanks to the small minded thinkers in this city.
Sounds like pure frustration on your part but this is a commonly stated theme that is just inaccurate.

First of all Edmonton has the best sporting facilities in the Country per capita and it isn't even close. Its arguable we have the best collection of sporting facilities in the country period.

Second we haven't lost anything like Winnipeg did and using Winnipeg as an example to follow in this context is odd at best.

Third while you state that the City of Winnipeg and Province will be more than willing to build a new arena this is just pure conjecture. Fact of the matter is they built MTS, a building with the smallest capacity in the league and less luxury seats, and Winnipeg continues to rely on a substandard stadium for the Bombers.
Winnipeg not exactly being an example of future thinking.

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06-06-2011, 01:10 AM
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WOOT! My 2nd favorite team is coming to fruition! Congrats Winnipegers!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great news. I haven't seen anyone who actually doubted the possibility of this...It seemed fairly obvious it would happen. Very obvious. It's good to have another team to watch...until next year when they're rivals.

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Well done Winnipeg!!! Victory will be swift.

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Every so often I visit a site that is just about the business side of hockey and one of the posters had in interesting take on the 13k figure--it was set for a reason--it qualifies the peg group for revenue sharing and an rather nasty debate errupted on that board(it is usually a friendly site) that the peg group is basing part of the business diagram is partly based on them getting revenuie sharing. Fun arguement to read because everyone on the site is either envolved in larger business or like myself attending school for accounting or economics(I am attending the London School of Economics)--so there is very little personal opinion and all arguements are based upon hard facts and accounting.

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What is the website?

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I meant the website Stig was talking about. Thanks though.

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Sounds like pure frustration on your part but this is a commonly stated theme that is just inaccurate.

First of all Edmonton has the best sporting facilities in the Country per capita and it isn't even close. Its arguable we have the best collection of sporting facilities in the country period.

Second we haven't lost anything like Winnipeg did and using Winnipeg as an example to follow in this context is odd at best.

Third while you state that the City of Winnipeg and Province will be more than willing to build a new arena this is just pure conjecture. Fact of the matter is they built MTS, a building with the smallest capacity in the league and less luxury seats, and Winnipeg continues to rely on a substandard stadium for the Bombers.
Winnipeg not exactly being an example of future thinking.
The provincial gov't is funding a major portion of the new football stadium - first new one in the country in over 20 years. Maybe his line of reasoning regarding a new arena in Winnipeg is based on this?

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Winnipeg just hired Kevin Cheveldayoff as the new GM

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The team held a news conference Wednesday afternoon where Kevin Cheveldayoff was announced as the new general manager.

"Kevin has informed me he has accepted the Executive Vice-President/General Manager position offered to him by True North Sports & Entertainment," Blackhawks Vice-President/General Manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. "While it is never easy to lose someone of his caliber, it is a great opportunity for him and his family. He was a significant part of our front office and he played an integral role in the success of the Blackhawks throughout the last two years. I want to personally thank him for his dedication to our organization and certainly wish him all the best in Winnipeg."

Earlier in the week, True North Sports and Entertainment told general manager Rick Dudley, who led the team when it was based in Atlanta, that he would not be retained.

Cheveldayoff has been the assistant GM and senior director of hockey operations for the Blackhawks for two seasons. Before that, he was general manager of the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=368174

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