Ah I see. I step on your foot by accident. I could say "Excuse me," to let you know I'm sorry, but since you expect me to do it, since it's almost mandatory, my apology is hollow. Therefor I'll just step on your foot and keep on walking.
lol...I was honestly going to use almost the exact same analogy.
As far as people hating JJ regardless of hat he does, possibly. But I do think if he made a concerted effort to do little things, it would make a difference. I openly admitted that after the Cup win my respect for JJ rose a notch or two. And when he lockout started that he had reversed anything the Cup earned him.
I applauded Pittsburgh and Phoenix for the gesture. I would applaud JJ for it as well...I just don't expect it. He simply isn't consistent when it comes to taking care of his fans. He deserves all the ***** he gets.
Since the NHL lockout came to an end, teams have been trying to make amends. The Tampa Bay Lightning were offering season tickets for just $200. The Pittsburgh Penguins are giving away free concession items for the first four games.
The L.A. Kings are one-upping them all, just as they did last June when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
LA Kings are donating $1,000,000 back to the LA community.
My initial thought too. That said, the Bruins don't have to do this stuff the way TB and Phoenix do. This is a hockey market. The PHX stuff seems sort of like a half measure anyways- family skates??
If the Bruins did the Penguins thing you'd get people saying it wasn't enough, they still make a nice profit margin even on 50% off swag , etc, etc.
That said, I bet the B's do something. My prediction is that it will be met with more derision than appreciation, but given recent events that's not a surprise.
I didnt state my opinion on the matter - you just jumped to conclusions. No where did I say the Jacobs should or shouldnt do anything. I just thought it was an interesting topic.
That being said - I dont think the Pittsburgh or LA Kings market has to do anything either and both franchises have stepped up big time for their fans who are ultimately their customers. Its called customer appreciation. The real hockey markets are the one that deserve the most apologies anyways.
No kidding...Piss and moan because there is no hockey...piss and moan now it's back.
Piss and moan about their refunds from the B's. Just don't buy seats next time. You know they will honor the $$$ you "invested". You will get your future tickets that will already be paid for.
We all knew this lockout was a possibility when we signed on last Spring to buy our seats for this year. Good Lord.
DROP THE DAMN PUCK !!!
Valid points but as STH we agree to pay certain amounts at specific times for services rendered at a certain time which due to the lockout the Bruins didnt hold up their end of the bargain - thus the apologies from the NHL and Bruins owner. Try being 3 months late on your ticket plan payment and see how that goes over with the Bruins. LOL. The fans did nothing wrong. I dont see anyone pissing and moaning on here rather the point of thread is pointing out the franchises that are going the extra mile for their fans.
"Cool, you have a hobby/interest/passion and not having it for a few months just made you want it more! Have a cookie!"
As pointed out earlier, if the Bruins played in Flatulence, Nevada, they'd be doing this stuff. Here's why: teams like Phoenix and Tampa do this kind of stuff anyway (not to these extremes, sure). They can just do things they'd basically do normally (ever see those Coyotes playoff game ticket prices?) and disguise at is a thank you to the 39 people who cared in the first place.
People want to feel used and taken advantage of so they look for reasons. Do you guys require your friends to pay you, too (maybe that's normal; I've never had any friends)?
Should Jacobs repay you if the Bruins play a bad game? If it's boring? If the chicken fingers aren't quite to your liking?
Entertainment isn't an obligation or a right. It's a choice. You chose entertainment. You are owed nothing.
What was the title of the thread? "I wonder if the Bruins will follow suit to repay fans?"
One would assume coming off the 3rd lockout in the last 20 years people would expect a pretty mixed bag of replies to a thread like this. You and Wally are acting like JJ pessimists are being asinine.
Fact is, JJ has earned his reputation. He didn't come into ownership a few years ago. As a long time fan of the team under his ownership I absolutely feel entitled to air my grievances. And as a JJ optimist, you and Wally are entitled to voice you praises. But I think it's a bit laughable that the two of you are surprised there are so many who want to air their displeasure with the guy who's arguably the figure head of the lockout.
I get that you and Wally feel that we should be happy with getting hockey back and nothing more... That we don't have any right to ***** about something we have every right to decide whether or not to buy. Fact is, this is Boston...not Tampa Bay or Pittsburgh. New Englanders are known for their *****ing...or so I've ben told. When we feel like we've been **** on and taken advantage of, we say it how it is. We don't generally say "thank you for Fing us, we're just grateful you're taking us back!"
I'm sure you won't like the analogy, but I'm gonna make it anyways.
If I'm sitting at a restaurant and I bite into a fried chicken sandwich and it is raw in the middle, I'm the type of person who is going to say something to my server. At the very least I expect them to make me a new sandwich. At the very most, I expect them to apologize whole heartedly, make me a new sandwich and comp the entire check. Maybe even offer a discount for a return visit possibly.
The normal thing to do is to apologize whole heartedly and at least comp the sandwich. Anything over that is extra imo.
Imo what Pittsburgh and Phoenix are doing is apologizing whole heartedly, comping the entire check, and offering the next visit on them...or a 50% discount on the next visit. What JJ pessimist are saying is- we expect JJ to say "sorry about the sandwich...I'll make you another one". Then he gives us our regular check at the end of out meal and expects us to pay for it in full. He does't feel like he has to comp anything. He doesn't feel like he needs to discount anything. He may have wronged you to a degree. But he knows he has the best food in town. If you don't want to come back, F u. There's a line waiting at the door to sit at your table.
Pittsburgh has a line waiting at the door for a table just like JJ does in Boston. But the ownership is doing what they can to make it right. They aren't pompous. They know they could make more money by not going above and beyond. It's about putting your best foot forward to show the fans you appreciate their support.
You don't have to agree with what they are doing in Pittsburgh and Phoenix. But I certainly don't feel bad about comparing how JJ handle his team post lockout to how other teams handle theirs. They are both going to earn their reputations...
Should. Probably 20-25% off for the first week of the season.
Agreed. many will say it's too little too late. I say, at least they are attempting to go above and beyond.
No one will be shocked.
This post says it all. My sentiments exactly. Perfect.
If anything they should do something for the kids. We are all adults and understand why we missed this much of the season, I don't think a free hotdog or nachos is gonna change our mind on the matter. But it would sure be nice if they handed out some toys or whatever to the kids as it goes a long way for them, and i don't even have kids( I hope )