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01-15-2013, 10:44 AM
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It also seems that almost ever team is following the same outline of fan initiatives


-Kick off party

-Discounted tickets

-Discounted concessions

-Sale at team store


What the Devils are doing is trying to get people that already have tickets (season ticket holders) to buy more tickets at a discount rate.... and that's it. Would it kill them to have a freaking event? Hell, have an opening night event! Put the game on the big screen while the boys are out on Long Island, make concessions and merch 50% off... the team could actually make money off of something like that.

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01-15-2013, 10:52 AM
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There is that.

Really agree that the Devils are dropping the ball big time with the limited fan access after this lockout. I get that they don't want to make things public, but they should be opening some scrimmages up this week.
I honestly think the organization (and I ain't talking Eric or the other Fan Experience people) would gladly play before zero fans if they could, it seems like everything's such an inconvenience for them. In contrast, the Rangers are even TELEVISING PRACTICE tomorrow

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First PP unit has Zidlicky and Harrold on points. Elias, Clarkson, Butler up front. 2nd unit has Greene/Tallinder; Zajac, Zubrus, Bernier.

No place for Larsson even on the 2nd unit?

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01-15-2013, 10:55 AM
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Ugh Greene on the PP. =/

I don't know if it's Lou or the marketing department, but it's pretty pathetic in comparison to the rest of the league. They realize that they should build a relationship with the fanbase right?

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01-15-2013, 11:09 AM
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I actually mistook that picture of Stefan on the Devils NHL website as Zajac at first. With full gear and the helmets they actually look similar.

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01-15-2013, 11:15 AM
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Scrimmage will be 2 pm tomorrow. (open to public)*

*not

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01-15-2013, 11:19 AM
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Scrimmage will be 2 pm tomorrow. (open to public)*

*not


Not surprising I guess but still. :


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01-15-2013, 11:23 AM
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Scrimmage will be 2 pm tomorrow. (open to public)*

*not
hahahaha I fell for it haha

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I can't say I'm surprised at the Devils lack of enticing fans to come back, but it isn't exactly thrilling to know that essentially we've been yanked around by the team after sitting for 4 months waiting for the team/league to return and they just expect the fans to jump right back into it like it was the regular start of a season

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01-15-2013, 11:29 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but I've grown to accept it as a Devils fan. Permanently jaded .

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By the way, Ken Daneyko says he's a much better figure skater than Kovalchuk. DeBoer agreed.

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01-15-2013, 11:30 AM
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It doesn't surprise me, everything about the Devils is geared towards winning and professionalism. I actually prefer it this way. Fans at practice can probably be distracting.

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01-15-2013, 11:31 AM
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Scrimmage will be 2 pm tomorrow. (open to public)*

*not
I would hope they may put the teams with opposite offense/D.
Have one team with NJ Forwards and Alb D, then the other with NJ D and Alb Forwards.
That way the forwards and d go against respective competition. Who knows.

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The split squad Albany/NJD scrimmage would be awesome for the fans. Charge 5$ to get in... a few concession carts... 25-50% off the team store... and boom Devils make money off of a scrimmage. Disappointing, sad, and annoying what these team does (or doesn't do) as far as fans go.

Maybe we'll get another calendar this year with the incorrect days in November.

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01-15-2013, 11:34 AM
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We should hire the Pens marketing department which is actually partially aided by student help.

So...where do I apply?

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01-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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Something to consider is that even though they could open it up to the public, they have a lot of work to get done in not a whole hell of a lot of time. Plus they have to hit the ground running in a 48 game season with no pre-season games. They should be focusing on winning and they'll need all the help they can get after losing Parise.

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01-15-2013, 11:53 AM
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So the other 29 teams, or whatever amount that have incent fan return, are not interested in winning?

It's not even all about an open practice. They've done nothing post lockout.

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01-15-2013, 11:57 AM
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Something to consider is that even though they could open it up to the public, they have a lot of work to get done in not a whole hell of a lot of time. Plus they have to hit the ground running in a 48 game season with no pre-season games. They should be focusing on winning and they'll need all the help they can get after losing Parise.
This would be a good point if every other team didn't extend a huge olive branch to the fans. They are all following the same template.

Another thing is that this is year after year after year.

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01-15-2013, 11:59 AM
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Throwing a bone to the people who help pay the bills isn't too much to ask for. I don't understand the way Lou works some times but there's nothing no one can do about it.

It's a good thing I live thousands of miles away, cause if I were a resident of the city, I'd be pissed that the team I've been supporting for years is acting like dicks for something that seems real easy to accomplish, especially when you see what's going on around the league.

I'm no business major but the way I see it, a happy fan base= more interest = more money for the owners, no?

Doesn't seem that hard to understand and please, spare me the stupid remark... "if you don't like it, go cheer for the (insert team)".

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01-15-2013, 12:04 PM
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We should hire the Pens marketing department which is actually partially aided by student help.

So...where do I apply?
You mean The NHL?

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By the way, Ken Daneyko says he's a much better figure skater than Kovalchuk. DeBoer agreed.


He is though, got training on skating with the stars.

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So the other 29 teams, or whatever amount that have incent fan return, are not interested in winning?

It's not even all about an open practice. They've done nothing post lockout.
No, but the primary focus of a practice is to...(wait for it) practice, not entertain.

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01-15-2013, 12:16 PM
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No, but the primary focus of a practice is to...(wait for it) practice, not entertain.
The Flyers are having a scrimmage that is open to the public, shown live on the internet, AND shown on their main broadcast station CSN. You're telling me the Devils can't enjoy an empty building but stream the damn scrimmage online?

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The Devils do not want to be bothered with setting up nonsense for the people to watch a half speed scrimmage in the middle of the day while most people are working. I am not bothered by this, as much as people would like to say otherwise, most teams do not have public practices.

Non issue. Buy a ticket and watch some hockey Tuesday.

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01-15-2013, 12:40 PM
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The Devils do not want to be bothered with setting up nonsense for the people to watch a half speed scrimmage in the middle of the day while most people are working. I am not bothered by this, as much as people would like to say otherwise, most teams do not have public practices.

Non issue. Buy a ticket and watch some hockey Tuesday.

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