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01-17-2013, 11:29 PM
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There was a poll here in Calgary a day or two ago asking flames fans if what the flames are giving out is good enough to bring them back to the games. And something like 87% said it wasnt good enough.

Im sitting there thinking, are these real fans of the team or just casuals? When is enough enough?

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01-17-2013, 11:34 PM
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Bruins offer free concessions at January home games


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Lockout recovery has begun across the NHL as teams announce plans to make up with fans.

In the Bruins' case, the team announced Sunday morning it will offer free concessions to fans at the five home games in January, discounts at the Bruins ProShop and Fan Zones during home games, and giveaways at the home opener on Saturday.

The free concessions will be doled out in the form of vouchers to each fan that can be redeemed for three food or non-alcoholic beverage concessions. Fans in January will also receive 25 percent discounts at the ProShop and Fan Zones during games, and the home opener giveaways will include game-worn player jerseys and the chance to fly on the team charter to an away game.

Training camp opened on Sunday at TD Garden (1 p.m.), and it is open to the public at no charge. Training camp continues Monday and Wednesday through Friday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington (10 a.m. each day). On Tuesday, the Bruins will hold a Black and Gold intersquad scrimmage at TD Garden (7 p.m.) that is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Tickets for the Black and Gold game will be available Monday at 11 a.m. on the Bruins' web site or by visiting the TD Garden box office.
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BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, January 13, various benefits they will offer fans for the 2012-13 season, beginning with the opening of the Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T on Sunday, January 13 at the TD Garden.

Among the highlights, the Bruins will distribute free concession vouchers to all fans at Bruins home games during the entire month of January. These vouchers will enable each fan to receive three complimentary food or non-alcoholic beverage items from a select menu. Also during the month of January, fans will receive 25-percent off all merchandise in the Boston Bruins ProShop and Fan Zones during home games, with Bruins Season Ticket Holders and Premium Club clients being offered a 30-percent discount.

For Opening Night presented by TD Bank on January 19 against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden, fans will have the chance to receive game-worn players’ jerseys through a Shirts Off Our Backs promotion. Fans will also have the opportunity to win a number of unique prizes, including the opportunity to fly with the Bruins on their team charter to an away game and the chance to visit the Bruins locker room post-game.

Fans should also be aware that the team’s Training Camp, which opens on Sunday, January 13 at the TD Garden at 1:00 p.m. ET, is free and open to the public. There will be free parking, in addition to complimentary concession items, including hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, soda and coffee.

The full details for all of the initiatives and promotions can be found below.

BOSTON BRUINS TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY AT&T

Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T will start on Sunday, January 13, with a 1:00 p.m. on-ice session at the TD Garden that is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 12:00 noon, with free parking available in the North Station garage from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will also feature a Bruins Fan Zone with interactive games and appearances from the Bruins Ice Girls and Blades, the Bruins mascot, in addition to free hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, soda and coffee for fans.

BLACK AND GOLD INTERSQUAD SCRIMMAGE PRESENTED BY AT&T

Training Camp will feature the Black & Gold Intersquad Scrimmage presented by AT&T among Bruins players on Tuesday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Garden. Admission is free, but fans will need to secure tickets prior to the scrimmage. Tickets will be available to Boston Bruins Season Ticket Holders and Premium Club clients before they are released to the general public. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Monday, January 14, the general public will be able to secure a maximum of two tickets per person by visiting the TD Garden Box Office or online at www.bostonbruins.com. Season Ticket Holders and Premium Club clients will have the opportunity to secure free parking when they reserve their tickets online. Doors for the scrimmage will open at 6:00 p.m.

#BRUINSAREBACK TICKET GIVEAWAY SPONSORED BY TD BANK

Throughout the upcoming week, the Bruins and TD Bank will be in each New England state to give away hundreds of Bruins tickets for the 2012-13 season as part of the #BruinsAreBack promotion. Bruins fans will need to closely follow @NHLBruins, the official Twitter home of the Boston Bruins, throughout the week of Monday, January 14, through Friday, January 18 to find out the location of each day’s giveaways.

OPENING NIGHT PRESENTED BY TD BANK

During Opening Night presented by TD Bank on Saturday, January 19 against the New York Rangers, there will be a free #BruinsAreBack t-shirt giveaway to all fans, courtesy of TD Bank and TD Garden. The night will also feature a Shirts Off Our Backs promotion, along with the following in-game fan giveaways:

-Post-game locker room visits and meet-and-greets
-Away game trips for two on the Bruins team charter
-Free parking in the North Station garage for the remaining 23 Bruins home games
-Suite Nights for a concert or Bruins game, subject to availability, including food and two parking spots
-Exclusive skate on TD Garden ice, which includes private ice time with friends and family
-$500 Boston Bruins ProShop shopping sprees

Additional information regarding all Opening Night activities and giveaways will be available on www.bostonbruins.com beginning Monday, January 14.

CONCESSION VOUCHERS

For all five Bruins home games in January, concession vouchers will be distributed to all fans. The vouchers will be valid for three food or beverage items, including: hot dog, sausage sandwich, slice of pizza, healthy wrap (turkey, Greek or chicken Caesar), jumbo home-cooked meatball, peanuts, popcorn, fountain beverage.

BOSTON BRUINS PROSHOP AND FAN ZONES

Fans will receive a 25-percent discount on all merchandise in the Boston Bruins ProShop and Fan Zones during home games throughout the entire month of January. Boston Bruins Season Ticket Holders and Premium Club clients will be able to receive a 30-percent discount on all merchandise. During the Bruins’ Opening Night presented by TD Bank on January 19, there will be a free gift given to the first 500 purchases over $50.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled plans Thursday to thank their fans for their patience through the lockout, including a unique tribute locked in a block of ice.

The team visited over two dozen locations around the city to drop off ice blocks, with Leaf jerseys inside each one.
http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...up-around-town

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01-18-2013, 11:15 AM
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There was a poll here in Calgary a day or two ago asking flames fans if what the flames are giving out is good enough to bring them back to the games. And something like 87% said it wasnt good enough.

Im sitting there thinking, are these real fans of the team or just casuals? When is enough enough?
Why would real fans feel what they got was enough? If management is willing to offer more, take from them what you can get.

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01-18-2013, 12:11 PM
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That display won't work here but the Bolts are sold out for the first game anyway

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01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
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That display won't work here but the Bolts are sold out for the first game anyway
They're not meant to last. Some guys on the Leafsboard are marauding around town with pickaxes and blowtorches. Could get interesting

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There was a poll here in Calgary a day or two ago asking flames fans if what the flames are giving out is good enough to bring them back to the games. And something like 87% said it wasnt good enough.

Im sitting there thinking, are these real fans of the team or just casuals? When is enough enough?
I don't know, but from what we've seen thru last week is : Free Hotdog, Free Popcorn and Free Soda.

Now, season tickets cost around what ? $2000 ? $1000 Maybe ?

So, free meal and drink that probably would have cost you between $15-20.
Seasons ticket increase by 5% that will cost $50. Guess who makes profit and who pays the double bill.

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They're not meant to last. Some guys on the Leafsboard are marauding around town with pickaxes and blowtorches. Could get interesting
They should have put a few in Quebec City, it's minus 25C today here. Promotion would have lasted longer.

At least gotta give em credit for putting out something original and out of ordinary.

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They should have put a few in Quebec City, it's minus 25C today here. Promotion would have lasted longer.

At least gotta give em credit for putting out something original and out of ordinary.
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There was a poll here in Calgary a day or two ago asking flames fans if what the flames are giving out is good enough to bring them back to the games. And something like 87% said it wasnt good enough.

Im sitting there thinking, are these real fans of the team or just casuals? When is enough enough?
Fans are just following the lead of the NHL and NHLPA. Back in September, did they both say 'that's enough'? They both said they wanted more, so that's just what fans are doing. No big deal. There will be a 'negotiation' in all the various markets as owners adjust to the post-lockout demand for tickets and merchandise by the fans.

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Fans are just following the lead of the NHL and NHLPA. Back in September, did they both say 'that's enough'? They both said they wanted more, so that's just what fans are doing. No big deal. There will be a 'negotiation' in all the various markets as owners adjust to the post-lockout demand for tickets and merchandise by the fans.
Listening on the Fan590 earlier, McCown raised a good point. He thought the Leafs may get their wrist slapped by the league. Playing the opener for free, cost MLSE and in turn the league 2 million bucks just in ticket sales . WTF that's more than most teams made in profit last year.

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Tampa Bay debuting 28x50' HD screen jumbotron

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Oilers announce discounts, freebies (jerseys, locker room tours, travel with team).



(Sharks seem to keep adding to things. They had five giveaways last week -- opening night tickets plus <more>. Just learned that STH will have private night with players, coaches, broadcasters, with opportunities to skate early next month.)

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Toronto pundit calls all the fan threats/anger a lot of bluster.

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