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01-14-2009, 09:45 PM
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How to go to draft in Montreal?

I apologize if this thread is in the wrong area, but could someone tell me how I could go about getting some tickets to attend the draft in June? Thank you.

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01-14-2009, 09:49 PM
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No information has been released yet. Funny, though, I was just talking to my friend about going to the draft about 10 minutes ago, heh.

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No information has been released yet. Funny, though, I was just talking to my friend about going to the draft about 10 minutes ago, heh.
Thanks Le. If you find anything, please feel free to shoot me a PM or post any info. I would like to drive up from Philly for this.

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I'd imagine it'd be the same as Ottawa last year.

Season ticket holders automatically get seats if they choose to go.

For everyone else, we need "general admission" tickets which doesn't even guarantee seats...kinda like a first come first serve basis in the arena..

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I'd imagine it'd be the same as Ottawa last year.

Season ticket holders automatically get seats if they choose to go.
Was it free?

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Just to say that last year in Ottawa it was free

http://senators.nhl.com/team/app/?se...LPage&id=21955

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Access passes to the 2008 NHL Entry Draft will be offered to interested parties in the following order:
1. Senators season ticket holders
2. General Public

Access passes for the 2008 NHL Draft are free to the public and will available to fans beginning on Friday, May 23. Access passes are for general admission seating located in the 200 and 300 levels of Scotiabank Place and can be picked up at the Scotiabank Place box office, all Ottawa-Gatineau Area Sports Experts locations, any one of the six Local Heroes Sports Bars located throughout Ottawa and the two Sens Stores (Rideau Centre and Place D’Orleans). Limit four passes per person.

Interested parties from outside of Ottawa may send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the following address to receive NHL Entry draft access passes once they are made available to the general public. Please indicate within the envelope how many access passes are required (please note that there is a maximum of four (4) access passes per envelope request):

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01-14-2009, 10:27 PM
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Was it free?
yes.

I'd like to go again this year, as I had a great experience last year. Before the draft started I saw Bob and Sutter talking for a good half hour (i'm assuming they were finalizing the Tanguay deal) and the entire thing was just a neat experience.

But, it just didn't have the same "feel" as watching on TV. I really missed the analysis from the folks at TSN.

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yes.

I'd like to go again this year, as I had a great experience last year. Before the draft started I saw Bob and Sutter talking for a good half hour (i'm assuming they were finalizing the Tanguay deal) and the entire thing was just a neat experience.

But, it just didn't have the same "feel" as watching on TV. I really missed the analysis from the folks at TSN.
Boy what an exciting conversation it would be with those two.

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Boy what an exciting conversation it would be with those two.
I laughed.

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They would make it at the olympic stadium and Im sure they would fill all seats..

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The best draft to watch is the NBA Draft..... mainly because it is always in New York and they get groups of diehard Knicks fans that go and cheer

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The second best draft to watch is the NBA Draft..... mainly because it is always in New York and they get groups of diehard Knicks fans that go and cheer
Fixed. We all know which draft is the best to watch.

I had no problems at all getting tickets to the draft in Ottawa but it may be a diferent story in Montréal. I still don't anticipate any difficulties though.

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I went to the draft at the Montreal Forum in 1992.

It was free. We just walked in and watched the first couple of rounds over beers.
There weren't even any seat assignments.

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I've never been to a draft and thought about going to this one since it's in Montreal. The only thing is, I'm so used to hearing the inside analysis from the commentators. That I'd be worried that it wouldn't be as interesting live.

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I've never been to a draft and thought about going to this one since it's in Montreal. The only thing is, I'm so used to hearing the inside analysis from the commentators. That I'd be worried that it wouldn't be as interesting live.
analysis from RDS crew are shi*

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Yeah if i went I'd prolly record it and watch it for analysis and stuff the next day.

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analysis from RDS crew are shi*
But why would anyone watch on RDS? TSN blows it away in every single way...

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The best draft to watch is the NBA Draft..... mainly because it is always in New York and they get groups of diehard Knicks fans that go and cheer
What's the difference between the NHL and NBA drafts?

A: The presence of fathers.

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What's the difference between the NHL and NBA drafts?

A: The presence of fathers.


In all seriousness though, what I like about the NBA draft is how you get fans cheering at the draft over their teams picks and they have the NBA analysts set up beside the stage doing their commentary for TV which they then pipe through the building for the crowd to hear too.

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What's the difference between the NHL and NBA drafts?

A: The presence of fathers.
In the NBA, some of the guys drafted may already be fathers!

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I was thinking of posting the same thing. I think it was about March last year that the Sens announced ways to get tickets to the draft, so I'd assume it'd be the same this year (maybe even a little later with the ASG festivities being taken care of by the Habs organization too).

I went to my first live draft last year in Ottawa and have to say that it was absolutely awesome. I don't think there'll be too many hassles with getting tickets, even in Montreal. The draft is definitely the type of thing that doesn't appeal to anything less than a hardcore hockey fan. The best thing about seeing the draft in person, is it moves at such a slow pace there's tons of opportunities to grab beer without missing too much action. It made for quite the gong-show for me and my buddies last year. Needless to say, I'm pretty psyched for this year's draft... Hopefully the Habs are picking 30th.

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What's the difference between the NHL and NBA drafts?

A: The presence of fathers.
HI OOOOOOOOOH!!!! (followed by Ed McMahon's obnoxious, yet oddly loveable laughter).


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I went to the draft at the Montreal Forum in 1992.

It was free. We just walked in and watched the first couple of rounds over beers.
There weren't even any seat assignments.
Wow, what an awful draft. 11 Eastern Europeans, 0 Scandanavians, 10 Canadians, 2 Americans in the 1st round. How times have changed.

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Wow, what an awful draft. 11 Eastern Europeans, 0 Scandanavians, 10 Canadians, 2 Americans in the 1st round. How times have changed.
and we have drafted the first japanese in the 11th round

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analysis from RDS crew are shi*
I haven't watched a draft from RDS yet, but I'll take your word for it Jeff. I usually watch it on TSN, and I've found it to be quite interesting.

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I haven't watched a draft from RDS yet, but I'll take your word for it Jeff. I usually watch it on TSN, and I've found it to be quite interesting.
they are ÜBERLY biased toward quebec born players and they don't know what they are talking about... except Leroux.

seriously, Norman Flynn was reading the prospects edition of THN when someone was drafted.

When McDonagh was drafted, Leroux asked McDonagh how he felt to be drafted instead of Esposito.... can you be more stupid than that?

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