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09-17-2012, 01:02 PM
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Show me yours and I'll show you mine!

The organization tries VERY hard to keep STH numbers hidden. They have said their goal is 15,000....but they've never come close to that number. Like I said, the numbers I hear tossed around almost every year are in the 6-8k range.

Even The Sporting News doesn't know....

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/stor...season-tickets


I'm sure the numbers can easily be inflated by counting all of the 12 game plans, and the $10 per seat 300 level packages that are sold out.

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09-17-2012, 01:05 PM
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Show me yours and I'll show you mine!
I didn't say anything requiring a source.

You're putting out 6-8000 based on...?

And does that mean 6-8,000 full packages? Full package equivalents? Total packages?

It seems to me that if you're going to call someone out on this, you should be able to back up your own statements with something concrete.

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09-17-2012, 01:15 PM
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My post was in response to this:

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I'm pretty sure the STH base is well over 6,000.
Because I've never seen ANY concrete information to suggest otherwise. I think if you added all of the 12 + 24 game plans, and the $9.99 section up on the 3rd level, you could probably stretch it out to 10,000 or more. But that's not a 100% accurate way to count STHs either. I've heard from several sources, mostly STHs, that the actual number has NEVER been more than 6-8k. The Canes surely aren't going to go around advertising this. They want people to think every game is nearly sold out! And that's only happened a handful of times in the last few years.

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09-17-2012, 01:23 PM
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My post was in response to this:



Because I've never seen ANY concrete information to suggest otherwise. I think if you added all of the 12 + 24 game plans, and the $9.99 section up on the 3rd level, you could probably stretch it out to 10,000 or more. But that's not a 100% accurate way to count STHs either. I've heard from several sources, mostly STHs, that the actual number has NEVER been more than 6-8k. The Canes surely aren't going to go around advertising this. They want people to think every game is nearly sold out! And that's only happened a handful of times in the last few years.
So your hearsay is better than his hearsay? Gotcha.

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09-17-2012, 02:19 PM
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Why wouldn't the 9.99 seats count as STHs if they have them for a full year?

Which makes more sense: PK stating that they have the most STH ever and then actually going and spending money this offseason, or a number that's not too much more than the massively struggling Islanders while still spending that money?

We'll probably never know the actual number, but I have quite a bit of trouble believing 6k is even close.

EDIT: This thread has a few more numbers. 7,700 for Columbus and 10k+ for Tampa. 6,000 would be incredibly sad.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...=920659&page=2


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09-17-2012, 02:43 PM
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So your hearsay is better than his hearsay? Gotcha.
Hence my previous post. This is a ridiculous conversation.

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09-17-2012, 02:53 PM
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Given the addition of another Staal (seriously, don't underestimate the fanboy factor), adding Semin, and the expansion of the fan zone the STH base is probably a good bit over 6000 now, and this is coming from an STH. I'd say it's been over 6000 for a while, probably peaked the year after the Cup followed by another spike after the Conference Finals.

And I know the fan zone tickets are hard to come by for season tickets. Regardless of if they've been bought by a broker, or by real fans, they're still season tickets sold.

The big question is if and how they count partials. Clearly a partial isn't an actual season ticket sold, but what's the huge difference between selling 2500 half season tickets or 1250 fulls on what wasn't plucked by STHs?


I couldn't estimate the actual number for the life of me though, I'll say that much. Somewhere between 9 and 10 (if the "highest STH sales ever" claim by JR is in fact true) is probably where we were at before this lockout but I wouldn't bank on that being accurate.

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09-17-2012, 04:26 PM
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OK, lets say there are 10,000 season tickets sold. Do you still worry about losing your seat? Honestly? There are almost always "plenty of good seats available". The ONLY seats I'd hesitate to give up are the 332-334 row A seats, the folding chairs reserved for handicapped patrons. Those are VERY hard to get...harder than 100 level Row A on the glass....but MUCH cheaper.

Until the Canes can regularly sell 15,000+ season tickets per year, there will hardly ever be a shortage of tickets.

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09-17-2012, 04:29 PM
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My seats in 314 are row B, I definitely would not want to chance it with those. It's basically impossible to get seats like that anymore as long as things like the fan zone are taking new STHs and brokers are going buy crazy in the process. Turn those in and odds are I'd be in 309 or 308 row R or something like that when I come back.

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09-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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As someone who relies on single game tickets, I wouldn't say there are "almost always plenty of good seats available". Some of the marquee games or games against big-drawing teams can be pretty hard to come by. I usually have to plan my Penguins games in advance.

Regardless, some people are attached to their seat for other reasons. Maybe they like the company around them. I'm sure there are plenty of horror stories out there about people who get so fed up with their neighbors they switch seats the next year.

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09-17-2012, 04:42 PM
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Mini-plans count. You add a 12-game plans to a 26-game plan to get a STH equivalent, for instance.

The Canes had to sell 12,000 STH equivalents before they would get the All-Star Game. They claimed that they reached that number in the off-season after 2001-2002, and indeed Bettman finally awarded them their precious Game. So, even if they didn't fully reach 12,000, I don't think anyone believed that they weren't halfway to it.

Anyone sane, that is....


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09-17-2012, 06:11 PM
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Mini-plans count. You add a 12-game plans to a 26-game plan to get a STH equivalent, for instance.

The Canes had to sell 12,000 STH equivalents before they would get the All-Star Game. They claimed that they reached that number in the off-season after 2001-2002, and indeed Bettman finally awarded them their precious Game. So, even if they didn't fully reach 12,000, I don't think anyone believed that they weren't halfway to it.

Anyone sane, that is....
Keep taking childish jabs. It makes you look SO cool.

This was discussed over and over back when it was a hot topic, and the Canes ONLY reached the 12,000 number because if the mini-plans.

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This was discussed over and over back when it was a hot topic, and the Canes ONLY reached the 12,000 number because if the mini-plans.
Let's assume that:

- Base full STH number is 6,000
- The team only reached 12,000 on the basis of selling 6,000 12-game packages (obviously not true)
- Three 12-gamers = 1 full

Then the team sold a minimum of 8,000 full packages to get the ASG. If the team just set a new all-time high, the maths say it must be more than 8,000.


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09-17-2012, 11:17 PM
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Let's assume that:

- Base full STH number is 6,000
- The team only reached 12,000 on the basis of selling 6,000 12-game packages (obviously not true)
- Three 12-gamers = 1 full

Then the team sold a minimum of 9,000 full packages to get the ASG. If the team just set a new all-time high, the maths say it must be more than 9,000.
Hey the number is obviously 6000 so DEAL WITH IT. TBK said so.

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09-18-2012, 10:25 AM
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the Canes ONLY reached the 12,000 number because if the mini-plans.
So you believe that these mini-plans don't count? That's fine if you don't count them, but if that is the case, then you're the only one who is not counting them.

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09-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Only because I'm not trying to artificially inflate the numbers. Go to any of the boards of the Canadian teams, and ask those fans if 12 game mini plans should count towards the STH numbers.

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09-18-2012, 03:49 PM
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Only because I'm not trying to artificially inflate the numbers. Go to any of the boards of the Canadian teams, and ask those fans if 12 game mini plans should count towards the STH numbers.
Go to the boards of any of the Canadian teams and Kulemin, Komisarek, and a 2nd is fair value for Eric Staal.

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09-18-2012, 05:03 PM
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Seriously, you guys win. The Canes have at least 12,000 STHs. This has become boring.


Next topic?

Bowman the best prospect? Rutherford did not put him on waivers and send him to Charlotte because other teams have expressed interest in him, and JR was afraid he'd be claimed.

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Poor Bowman is like the forgotten man on this board. He didn't appear on the prospects list, and I don't remember seeing him on anyone's projected starting lineup.

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Poor Bowman is like the forgotten man on this board. He didn't appear on the prospects list, and I don't remember seeing him on anyone's projected starting lineup.
I think Jared Staal is the forgotten man on these boards. I don't see him in anyone's projected lineup, and no one actually cares that he's part of the organization.

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09-18-2012, 10:09 PM
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I think Bowman could be a serviceable 3rd line winger if he's willing to develop his defensive game at the expense of his chances of ever being a top-6er (which isn't going to happen anyway).

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When did a thread about STHs become about Drayson Bowman?

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When did a thread about STHs become about Drayson Bowman?
When TBK realized he had to change the subject because of his wrong-ness.

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When TBK realized he had to change the subject because of his wrong-ness.

Yet to be proven....not even close actually!

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It is funny you mention that someone might try to snipe Bowman.... I sent him down on NHL 13 and the Caps took him from the waivers.

I had made a couple of trades, and didn't want to leave him on the side lines.

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