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01-14-2013, 08:39 AM
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Have all the NHL arenas play this
I would have a T-shirt made that says:

"I survived the NHL lockout..."
"...but I couldn't survive its return."

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01-14-2013, 08:45 AM
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I actually upgraded my seats. Had paid 60+% of a 42-Home-game season, got the 5% and add'l food credits as well. Ended up paying just a few hundred bucks more to move from North end zone last 8 rows to section 106. Totally worth it for this season since I had already paid so much in. Next season we'll see based on performance and affordability.

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01-14-2013, 11:09 AM
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I won't be buying any tickets this year, we'll see after that.

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01-14-2013, 11:28 AM
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We let our 3 cheap seats go for the full season. It isn't much, but it's about all the voice I had in the negotiations. I'll go to a few games this year, but I will be back to a level of financial support that I was years ago, going to a game or two a month. If I lived in Raleigh, I may feel different, but I have an hour drive to and from the games. I loved the cheap seats, because it allowed me to give a lot of tickets to family and friends in hopes of getting them interested. I never intended to go to all the games personally. I just don't feel as inclined to spend my money to build up the fanbase when the league likes to lock us out every so often.

I'll watch on TV mostly. If that's back, then I'm back.

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01-14-2013, 11:40 AM
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Agree with above. If watching on TV is "back" then I am back in the fold. But I demanded a refund on my 12 game strip and despite calls to re-purchase, will not be doing so.

Instead, I bought a puppy.

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8f701b98.jpg

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01-14-2013, 01:10 PM
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Maybe I need to have a shirt made that says "Proud 7%'er".

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Very cute. What kind is it?

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01-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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It's hard to quantify what was really lost. We get a shorter season, and had no hockey to watch for 4 months. But we still get a hockey season, and there will still be playoffs.

The upside, some extra free tickets, and we didn't have to pay for those stupid pre-season tickets at full price, and we get what will amount to 500 dollars towards tickets over the next two years. (5% interest, 10% discount, 5% discount)

I'd rather have just had a full season, but now that we know we'll get a season, it's not really that big a deal. It was the threat of no season that had me worried, and would have left me pissed.

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01-14-2013, 02:02 PM
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I'd rather have just had a full season, but now that we know we'll get a season, it's not really that big a deal. It was the threat of no season that had me worried, and would have left me pissed.
This is pretty much 100% how I feel.

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01-14-2013, 02:12 PM
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I'd rather have just had a full season, but now that we know we'll get a season, it's not really that big a deal. It was the threat of no season that had me worried, and would have left me pissed.
Many a discussion did my wife and I have about what would have to happen to force us to drop our season tickets.

It was a combination of the interest, the future season discounts, and an end to the lockout that kept us off the ledge. If we had hit the drop dead date and the season was gone, I have my doubts if we would have survived.

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Very cute. What kind is it?
Keeshond, or Dutch Barge Dog.

Really sweet and smart. Highly recommended breed.

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