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01-15-2013, 10:22 AM
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I believe it was Ian Esplan, the 'Nucks blogger on HockeyBuzz, who had us at 13, or thereabouts. Unfortunately, I'm not able to link it because I'm not sure how to access their archives and it was a week or more ago. Sorry, Viq.
If you go into any post by one of 'em, there's an "Archives" link next to the blogger's name at the start of each article.
That's how I found it.

Unfortunately he has Detroit winning the West, so he's crazy. But it's nice, nonetheless.

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I'm in Disney World right now. Yesterday I wore a T with the Jackets logo on it. A Philly fan saw it and said, " you're a Jackets fan?, you and a couple others"! Another guy saw it and said , " sorry about yesterday". I looked at him with that puzzled look and he said " your Texans will be back next year". He thought the CBJ logo with the flag was a Texans logo.

Talk about no respect, most people never heard of us and those that do think we are doomed for extinction! I guess 11 years of losing will do that for you.
Funny. I wore a CBJ winter hat to Disney (believe it or not, it was 34 degrees that day and, to make things worse, I had a cold). Getting off a ride, I heard "JACKETS!". I looked up and a guy had seen the logo and yelled to get my attention.

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01-15-2013, 06:24 PM
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OUCH.

Let the Columbus bashing continue.

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How bad are things in Columbus for this season?

They’re selling buy one, get one free tickets for a visit by the Detroit Red Wings on opening night. And a free shirt. And a free hot dog. And a free soda. And free popcorn.

No word if the Blue Jackets will allow every fan with a ticket stub to coach the team for a shift from the bench as well …
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...tml#more-48103

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From that Business First article:

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The National Hockey League lockout and fallout from having the league’s worst record last season seem to have taken a toll on the number of season tickets sold by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

CBJ President Mike Priest told me the team’s season-ticket sales stand at a little over 7,000 as the club prepares to open the shortened NHL season at Nashville on Saturday. That compares with 8,000 last season.

Those numbers are for “full-season equivalents,” which factor in tickets bought in full-season packages as well as partial-season plans. By my calculations, the 7,000 mark is the lowest in the history of the Blue Jackets, who made their NHL debut in 2000.
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/...t-holders.html

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01-15-2013, 06:30 PM
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As the great professor S. Steiner once said "The numbers don't lie. And they spell disaster for you".

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01-15-2013, 07:04 PM
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I just read last week that STH slightly increased over last season. So what's the truth?

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01-15-2013, 07:06 PM
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Then this from NHL.com:

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From John Davidson's vantage point, Columbus has long been the National Hockey League's best-kept secret -- an underrated, underappreciated and undervalued hockey town that will awake ablaze with enthusiasm when the Blue Jackets get good
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"I've seen the building full before and I've seen them with enthusiasm," Davidson told NHL.com. "I've gone around Columbus and talked to a lot of people -- it's a real good sports town, a real good sports town, and they're just waiting. They're hungry. They want it."

Davidson was hired as president of hockey operations to deliver a contender, to prove to the Columbus community and the hockey world that more than a decade of futility, of one Stanley Cup Playoff appearance and zero playoff victories, doesn't mean the hockey team in Ohio's capital is doomed to be mediocre forever.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=650428&cmpid=twt

I like this one better than the last ones I posted for your reading pleasure.

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01-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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As the great professor S. Steiner once said "The numbers don't lie. And they spell disaster for you".
Numbers don't lie, but you can pick and choose the numbers so that they say what you want to say.

Not sure why any self respecting Columbus fan would bother with comment sections of an article like that. There's just no point in it, it's a clown show.


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Someone's numbers are off. http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/...et-office.html

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I just read last week that STH slightly increased over last season. So what's the truth?
Yeah, you're right, it was the second point under the side dishes of this post on Puck-Rakers: http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/...g-holiday.html
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--Blue Jackets chief marketing officer John Browne said yesterday was a busy day in the ticket office. Many fans who were on the fence hopped off and bought season packages. Browne, surprisingly, said that the season-ticket base actually increased during the work stoppage. “Not huge numbers, but the numbers actually grew during the lockout,” Browne said. The Blue Jackets had about 8,500 season-ticket holders last season and Browne said the team is “still in that ballpark.”
Edit: Oh, looks like you beat me to it. Heh.

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01-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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The team is "still in that ballpark"


































Give or take a couple of thousand.

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01-15-2013, 07:20 PM
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Numbers don't lie, but you can pick and choose the numbers so that they say what you want to say.

Not sure why any self respecting Columbus fan would bother with comment sections of an article like that. There's just no point in it, it's a clown show.
7k...8k....it's all crap to me. What's a healthy line? 11k? 12k?

I'm not worried or bothered by it. It is what it is. They know what they did to make things this bad. They know what they have to do to fix it.

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The Pens are giving away free food and offering a 50% discount at their team shop. Why isn't Yahoo mentioning that?

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The Pens are giving away free food and offering a 50% discount at their team shop. Why isn't Yahoo mentioning that?
Because it doesn't cater to the lowest common denominator of hockey fans.

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The Pens are giving away free food and offering a 50% discount at their team shop. Why isn't Yahoo mentioning that?
No word on whether fans will be allowed to broadcast portions of the game on the team's television an radio networks. Yuk, yuk, yuk.

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I like this one better than the last ones I posted for your reading pleasure.
Me, too!

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OUCH.

Let the Columbus bashing continue.



http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...tml#more-48103

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From that Business First article:



http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/...t-holders.html
Good response to these hack jobs:

http://www.jacketscannon.com/2013/1/...teapot-tempest

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I immediately saw the giveaways as a combination of things:

-to help sell a Monday night game. Mondays and Tuesdays are the hardest games to sell out. Even though it's a holiday, it's not a holiday that everybody gets off.

-to buy back some goodwill after a work stoppage. A lot of fans will be mad. A lot of fans will say they won't come back. That's their right. If free stuff helps bring them back, then that's what they gotta do.

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5 years ago today, Rick Nash scores "the goal" against Phoenix.

Just dumb luck that I noticed this.

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Just got this in an email from the team.

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Please be aware that enhanced electronic security measures, including the use of security wands, are being implemented at all NHL arenas for the entire upcoming season. Your safety is a priority and we will work to ensure that entry into the arena will be as quick as possible. However, we encourage you to arrive earlier than you may have in the past.

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Just got this in an email from the team.
With the shortened lines due to the lockout, you should be fine

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I hope it means I don't have to pull my jersey half way up my back anymore.

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I hope it means I don't have to pull my jersey half way up my back anymore.
This.

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Just got this in an email from the team.
Just don't do what I do and moan selectively when a wand is over certain areas. Turns out that TSA agents don't think that's funny.

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Just don't do what I do and moan selectively when a wand is over certain areas. Turns out that TSA agents don't think that's funny.
You only get the wand? I would have thought you were on the automatic cavity search list.

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