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01-16-2013, 09:37 AM
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Here's an update on the Devils.
Allowing season ticket holders to purchase additional seats to games at a discount... which does nothing for casual fans.
Sounds like the Preds are doing the same. I disagree, though...I think this is a good idea to bring in casual fans and should be done more often. It gives the diehards a good outlet to get the fans who haven't witnessed live hockey, the STH's passion, a chance to do so.

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01-16-2013, 12:25 PM
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It also appears the Kings aren't flat out donating $1,000,000. They agreed to do fund raising with McDonalds.

So, Kings fans get:
1. Ticket prices starting at 4-5x what they were last year.
2. The opportunity to help the Kings donate $1,000,000 from the fans.


Go Kings Go.

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01-16-2013, 12:51 PM
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It also appears the Kings aren't flat out donating $1,000,000. They agreed to do fund raising with McDonalds.

So, Kings fans get:
1. Ticket prices starting at 4-5x what they were last year.
2. The opportunity to help the Kings donate $1,000,000 from the fans.


Go Kings Go.
Benefits of being a Stanley Cup champion.

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01-16-2013, 02:31 PM
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FYI, Minnesota Wild fans are coming back HUGE.

Star Tribune

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Half a day into the first day of single-game ticket sales, and Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka says the Wild's already had the biggest "on-sale" day in franchise history.

Majka wouldn't provide a figure, but he says he is blown away.
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Also, as all the Hockey Lodge locations hold a 50% off sale today on in-stock merchandise, it's clear items are flying off the shelves. From my eyes at the X, it's been beyond packed. And reports and pictures from Twitter demonstrate the same thing at the other locations.
Posters are saying there were 1-2 hour waits to check out and the shops were picked over like mad.

With the offseason signings, the Wild also picked up 4,000 new season ticket holders.

So...that's a good thing.

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01-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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My team is giving me hockey, and hopefully a shot at watching them win the cup

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01-16-2013, 04:19 PM
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Benefits of being a Stanley Cup champion.
I want MOAR!


It's just frustrating after so long, and so many people supporting them, this is how they repay the fans.

By pricing most of them out of the game. Bravo.

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01-16-2013, 05:42 PM
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I want MOAR!


It's just frustrating after so long, and so many people supporting them, this is how they repay the fans.

By pricing most of them out of the game. Bravo.
I've been looking at Stubhub and it seems that (aside from the banner raising game) that you can still get decent tickets in the upper deck for less then $25 each and tickets in the lower bowl for under $75 each so I think it is still reasonably affordable compared to many markets.

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01-16-2013, 08:57 PM
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Jackets opener all but sold out, just a few scattered singles left. Other games going well too, season ticket sales are actually up....all this for a team that everyone but the locals have picked to finish dead last.........again!

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FYI, Minnesota Wild fans are coming back HUGE.

Star Tribune





Posters are saying there were 1-2 hour waits to check out and the shops were picked over like mad.

With the offseason signings, the Wild also picked up 4,000 new season ticket holders.

So...that's a good thing.
Wow that Boycott thing sure worked out well

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01-16-2013, 09:51 PM
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the Devils are failing miserably at this, not shocked though.

Besides the aforementioned 50% ticket discount for STHs (which is great)...nothing

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the Devils are failing miserably at this, not shocked though.

Besides the aforementioned 50% ticket discount for STHs (which is great)...nothing
Well that's better than what the Rangers are giving. They are giving nothing. What a shocker.

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01-17-2013, 01:03 AM
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erlendssonTBO 3:36pm via TweetDeck #tblightning report only about 700 tickets remain for Saturday's opener against Washington, standing room only tix expected on sale soon


erlendssonTBO 3:41pm via TweetDeck #tblightning also say that 700 new season tickets have been sold since Jan. 6 (day agreement reached) which includes the 200 tix for $200

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http://thehockeywriters.com/jets-boa...or-true-north/
Electronic tickets "first" mistake for True North (aka Winnipeg)?

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ChrisBottaNHL 11:38am via Web Nashville Predators say their home opener against Columbus on Saturday is sold out.

Aportzline 11:39am via TweetDeck As of this morning, #CBJ had fewer than 1,000 seats available for Monday home opener vs. #Red Wings. Trending toward sellout. #twoforone!


PollakOnSharks 4:56pm via Web
#SJSharks say all but 200 tickets sold for home opener 1/24 vs. PHX, but another 800 set aside per NHL requirement could be available later.
(Tickets went on sale this morning.)

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Habs are offering what seems to be the norm for this year.

a) Open to public intra-team scrim today - 17/01 - (includes ONE popcorn, chips and soda).
b) Open to public Centre Bell at 9AM saturday, 19th January, to allow fans to attend both Habs and Leafs team morning practices (includes ONE popcorn, chips and soda).
c) They also offer 50% at the la Boutique des Canadiens (team pro-shop) but only between 17th and 19th of January.
d) The admission to Habs Hall of Fame will be free on 19th and 20th of January
e) Finally, they posted a video of Youpi (their mascot) running thru Downtown Mtl distributing giftcards to random people.

http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=650259

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This is what the NHL as a whole is giving us:

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/ey...-newspaper-ads


Dear fans:

As your fans prepare for the opening face-off of the 2012-13 season, we thank you for your patience and we apologize to you for the time we've missed. From today forward, we will do everything we can to make this season worth the wait.

We are committed to earning back your trust and support the same way it's earned on the ice: with hard work and unwavering dedication. Your cheers drive us forward, and we're committed to making you proud to be a fan -- by delivering a game with the action, the skill and the intensity you deserve.

Like you, we've missed NHL hockey. We've missed the clutch goals, the big hits, the electrifying saves. We've missed the flash of the red light, the sound of the sire, and the way the building shakes when the home team scores.

It's time to focus on the best athletes in the world, on the enduring greatness of the game, and -- above all -- on the connection that binds fans, players and families everywhere. NHL hockey is the best in the world. The future is incredibly bright. So let's drop the puck and marvel at all the remarkable things the players do with it.

With respect and appreciation,
The National Hockey League

P.S. The teams are planning special events and unique opportunities to welcome you back. We hope you'll get in on the action. And again, thank you.

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01-17-2013, 11:03 AM
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It also appears the Kings aren't flat out donating $1,000,000. They agreed to do fund raising with McDonalds.

So, Kings fans get:
1. Ticket prices starting at 4-5x what they were last year.
2. The opportunity to help the Kings donate $1,000,000 from the fans.


Go Kings Go.
You forgot that we get to see the McD logo on everything: practice jerseys, web pages, the mini banner, and anywhere else you can look

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01-17-2013, 11:52 AM
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Hawks are giving away 1,000 signed jerseys, and more throughout the 99 day season

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=85880

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Leafs got rid of Connolly.. That's something.... I guess.

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01-17-2013, 12:50 PM
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You forgot that we get to see the McD logo on everything: practice jerseys, web pages, the mini banner, and anywhere else you can look
I'm not loving it.

At all.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go drown my sorrows in a McRib, and a soda twice the size of my bladder.

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01-17-2013, 01:43 PM
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Can't wait to laugh in your face when they announce all kinds of promotions and discounts later in the week.
http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7309

Where are those discounts, again?

I also dont put it past McD to rig those contests so a planted worker for the Hawks is the winner every game.

Same as the old boss.

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Like I said on the Hawk board, you aren't even good at it...

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Leafs got rid of Connolly.. That's something.... I guess.

Leafs are playing the home opener at no charge. There are about 1,000 tickets available and they will give them out tomorrow around town. Season tickets holders will not be charged.

http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=650841

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Starting Friday, the city will be coated in a wave of blue and white through a range of community activations as the team gets ready for its Season and Home Openers. Friday will also mark the start of the Leafs Mobile Fanzone’s trek across the city which will see more than 7,000 prizes distributed.

The Leafs will ambush three city rinks previously refurbished by the MLSE Team Up Foundation. The ambushes will feature murals, full rink board graphics, Zamboni wraps, giveaways and appearances/autograph opportunities. The outdoor rink at Nathan Phillips Square will also receive the full Leafs treatment and in celebration of the Home Opener, the Maple Leafs will cover the costs of skate rentals on January 21.

Date Event

January 18 – 25 - Leafs Mobile Fanzone in the Community – over 7,000 giveaway items including Leafs and Marlies tickets, sweaters, gloves, pucks and hats

- Leafs Nation Rink Dedications – three rinks previously refurbished by the MLSE Team Up Foundation will receive special Toronto Maple Leafs makeovers including full rink boards treatment, graphic murals, zamboni wrap, player and alumni appearances and giveaways

January 18 – 21 - The Blue and White Crew will be distributing opening night tickets to fans proudly wearing their Leafs gear in and around the city

January 21 - Nathan Phillips Square rink activation – free skate rentals, ticket giveaways, Leafs alumni and Marlies appearances and a special Leafs treatment for the rink

January 21

(Home Opener) - Alumni greeting fans and making suite visits

- Free scarf giveaway upon entrance

- Free Coke fountain drinks all game

- ‘Tonight It’s On Us’ – E11even, RSA, RSBG, Air Canada Club, Platinum Club, Hot Stove tabs for randomly selected customers
- 100 Leafs sweaters being given away



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01-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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Jets?

SFA AFAIK.

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Jets?

SFA AFAIK.
This week only (Jan 12-19) there's a 25% discount at Jets stores...that's it...

Oh and we also get nothing for them switching over the freaking cards instead of tickets for ST...

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