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02-08-2013, 01:05 PM
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" Skate with the Canadiens" contest

I won tickets to skate with the Canadiens on Sunday Feb 24th at the Bell center. Has anybody else here won any?

It should be interesting...

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I won tickets to skate with the Canadiens on Sunday Feb 24th at the Bell center. Has anybody else here won any?

It should be interesting...
I'm selling mine, I don't want Ryan White to jump me and punch my face in


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I'm selling mine, I don't want Ryan White to jump me and punch my face in


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Yeah. If he's there, I will make sure my kids don't bump into him. They might have to turtle.

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I'm not going. I heard PK was going to be there and I don't want to be on the same ice as him.

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I'm not going. I heard PK was going to be there and I don't want to be on the same ice as him.
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I'm not going. I heard PK was going to be there and I don't want to be on the same ice as him.
Well, I could care less for PK anyways. Had a bad experience with him at a meet and greet at Best Buy last year.

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Well, I could care less for PK anyways. Had a bad experience with him at a meet and greet at Best Buy last year.
What happened?

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I'm selling mine, I don't want Ryan White to jump me and punch my face in


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I got jumped by Ryan White last night.

I accidentally bumped into him on Crescent and I made him drop his coffee. I didn't even finish apologizing "excuse me sir let me pay---" and next thing I remember seeing are a pair of winter mitts in the air before I woke up in a pool of my own blood. This kid has some serious anger problems.

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What happened?
He was doing a meet and greet at the Best Buy in Brossard last year, so I figured I would bring my kids to meet him. We waited outside in the cold for about 4 hours or so to meet him, and when we FINALLY made it to the door to be let in with maybe 4-5 people in front of us ( and no more than 10 people in back of us), we were told he was not going to be signing anymore autographs.

I approached the girl standing at the door and told her " look, most of the remaining adults here probably don't care to meet him, but at the very least let in the remaining kids. She agreed, went in to discuss it with him I guess, came out 5 minutes later and told me, and I quote " PK is tired and wants to leave. He will not be signing anymore autographs".

Needless to say, my kids were pretty upset. It cost me a trip to Toys R Us to get them to smile again.

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He was doing a meet and greet at the Best Buy in Brossard last year, so I figured I would bring my kids to meet him. We waited outside in the cold for about 4 hours or so to meet him, and when we FINALLY made it to the door to be let in with maybe 4-5 people in front of us ( and no more than 10 people in back of us), we were told he was not going to be signing anymore autographs.

I approached the girl standing at the door and told her " look, most of the remaining adults here probably don't care to meet him, but at the very least let in the remaining kids. She agreed, went in to discuss it with him I guess, came out 5 minutes later and told me, and I quote " PK is tired and wants to leave. He will not be signing anymore autographs".

Needless to say, my kids were pretty upset. It cost me a trip to Toys R Us to get them to smile again.

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Update

So the " Skate with the players" event was your typical Montreal Canadiens marketing scam. There were no current players on the ice during the event, but instead my kids (9 and 12) got to meet Henri Richard, Rejean Houle, and Yvon Cournoyer.

75% of the people on the ice were kids, and they probably had the same questions as my boys did:

Who are these guys?

At least they got to skate on the Bell center ice and meet Youppi.

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Update

So the " Skate with the players" event was your typical Montreal Canadiens marketing scam. There were no current players on the ice during the event, but instead my kids (9 and 12) got to meet Henri Richard, Rejean Houle, and Yvon Cournoyer.

75% of the people on the ice were kids, and they probably had the same questions as my boys did:

Who are these guys?

At least they got to skate on the Bell center ice and meet Youppi.
so... another trip to the toy r us?

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Update

So the " Skate with the players" event was your typical Montreal Canadiens marketing scam. There were no current players on the ice during the event, but instead my kids (9 and 12) got to meet Henri Richard, Rejean Houle, and Yvon Cournoyer.

75% of the people on the ice were kids, and they probably had the same questions as my boys did:

Who are these guys?

At least they got to skate on the Bell center ice and meet Youppi.
Avoid all Habs events. If this keeps going they'll start liking the bruins.

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I'm not going. I heard PK was going to be there and I don't want to be on the same ice as him.
So used to seeing faces I have no idea if this is serious or not. I assume not.

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So used to seeing faces I have no idea if this is serious or not. I assume not.
I think my reputation around here for a having a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor should be well known by now.

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Update

So the " Skate with the players" event was your typical Montreal Canadiens marketing scam. There were no current players on the ice during the event, but instead my kids (9 and 12) got to meet Henri Richard, Rejean Houle, and Yvon Cournoyer.

75% of the people on the ice were kids, and they probably had the same questions as my boys did:

Who are these guys?

At least they got to skate on the Bell center ice and meet Youppi.
Okay I get that kids would be disappointed not to meet any of their current favorite players, but scam, really? To me a scam would be meeting Brisebois, Darche and Dagenais...they still got to meet 2 Canadiens legends (and Rejean Houle), that's pretty cool. I'm sure they'll appreciate it when they're older.

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Okay I get that kids would be disappointed not to meet any of their current favorite players, but scam, really? To me a scam would be meeting Brisebois, Darche and Dagenais...they still got to meet 2 Canadiens legends (and Rejean Houle), that's pretty cool. I'm sure they'll appreciate it when they're older.
To a degree. I'd expect a current hab to be there.

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Okay I get that kids would be disappointed not to meet any of their current favorite players, but scam, really? To me a scam would be meeting Brisebois, Darche and Dagenais...they still got to meet 2 Canadiens legends (and Rejean Houle), that's pretty cool. I'm sure they'll appreciate it when they're older.
I indicated scam simply because it was mentioned in the letter I received with the tickets that there would be Canadiens players that would be on the ice announced the day of the event, and all the marketing around this event pointed to the fact that there would be current Habs players as well. Personally I could not care less, but the event was targeted towards the the younger fans, not the geriatric ward of the Montreal general. If it would have been more clear that it was Habs legends, it would have been different.

I honesty think my kids would have preferred Darche or Brisebois, since they are more current and they know who they are at least.

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They should have called this event "skating with Rejean Houle". This was the biggest SCAM.. What a cheap franchise... Couldn't even give the kids water after their skate. This is the way they thank their fans? By promoting an event to make it seem like actual Habs will be be there than they send Cournoyer and Richard? No disrespect to the legends but this event was insulting the publics intelligence. All they wanted to do was sell more fan packages and hot dogs. Shame our team treats it's fans like that. Felt bad for the young kids who were upset not to see their heroes.

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