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2/15/10 Do you resent cheaper ticket NHL prices in slower markets?

View Poll Results: Do you resent cheaper ticket NHL prices in slower markets?
Absolutely 13 34.21%
No, Edmonton was a have not team 10 26.32%
sometimes 6 15.79%
not when I buy tickets in those cities 3 7.89%
I never really thought about it 4 10.53%
Other, please explain 2 5.26%
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02-15-2010, 09:44 AM
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2/15/10 Do you resent cheaper ticket NHL prices in slower markets?

Olympic break just Ducky
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...011/story.html

Getzlaf returns with a vengeance
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Oilers lose ugly against Ducks
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Hope ankle Getz better
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Oilers lose ugly against Ducks
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Decision day arrives for Yzerman
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02-15-2010, 09:51 AM
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Oilers lose but at least Coach Quinn avoids making same mystifying mistake with his powerplay
http://communities.canada.com/EDMONT...powerplay.aspx

Scene and Noted Chapter 1 Vol. 3
http://communities.canada.com/edmont...r-1-vol-3.aspx

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A visit to the Oilers store
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Edmonton - Anaheim Post-Game: I <3 MOGULS
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I Need A Coach That Won't Drive Me Crazy
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Critics, backsides etc.
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2010 Olympic Hockey Primer
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Sigh Of Relief For Team Canada
http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2010/0...r-team-canada/

Jamie Lundmark Joins The Maple Leafs
http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2010/0...e-maple-leafs/

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Rumors From The Rink: All Florida Players Are Now Available
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rumours
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puck daddy
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Here we go, Canada ...
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It's interesting to contrast the postgame comments from Moreau and Staios as they head into the Olympic break...

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"There really isn't a bad scenario," Moreau said. "Either I'm here playing in this city for an organization I've enjoyed for the last 11 years, or somewhere else with a new opportunity. For me, there's not a lot of anxiety, just uncertainty.

"Change is sometimes good. There's always opportunity, especially if you go to a team that has a chance to win. But I can't stress enough that it's not up to me. I'll just have to sit and wait like everybody else."
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“We’re definitely capable of being a better team but for whatever reasons we’re not there,” said Staios. “Over the break, I hope everybody uses it to re-energize and be positive and come back committed to playing hard and doing what you can do as an individual to help this team.”
I realize that these responses were very likely from different questions for each of them, but it's still a tell to me that one guy expects to be an Oiler next month, and one doesn't...and that the one currently wearing the 'C' probably shouldn't have it any more, regardless of what happens at the trade deadline. It doesn't look good when the team captain gives the impression of being hopeful for a ticket out of town.

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For the ticket question. It is simple supply and demand.

So no it doesn't bother me at all.

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02-15-2010, 10:31 AM
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For the ticket question. It is simple supply and demand.

So no it doesn't bother me at all.

If thats the case then why aren't tickets for games when Crosby or Ovechkin come to town more $$$ than when the Florida Panthers come to town?

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02-15-2010, 10:36 AM
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If thats the case then why aren't tickets for games when Crosby or Ovechkin come to town more $$$ than when the Florida Panthers come to town?
Because that would be a terrible business practice by the Oilers. Imagine the PR disaster.

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the coach drving me crazy article is a must read for this board...it might actually increase some hockey iq's.

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Because that would be a terrible business practice by the Oilers. Imagine the PR disaster.
The current practice is sad enough. I just roll my eyes at ticket prices. The 'supply & demand' logic doesn't offset how silly prices have become.

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Weiss and Horton from Florida? What would it take?

Penner Weiss Horton could be a formidable line.

I am not sure what it would take to get them... but it is a great chance to acquire some talent. I would start with Hemsky and add as needed - within reason.

Obviously, I see some big changes looming for the Oil.

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If thats the case then why aren't tickets for games when Crosby or Ovechkin come to town more $$$ than when the Florida Panthers come to town?
The Oilers do have two pricing schemes. They have Blue games and Copper games. I am not sure how these are designated, but there is a differential already in place.

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It's interesting to contrast the postgame comments from Moreau and Staios as they head into the Olympic break...

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I realize that these responses were very likely from different questions for each of them, but it's still a tell to me that one guy expects to be an Oiler next month, and one doesn't...and that the one currently wearing the 'C' probably shouldn't have it any more, regardless of what happens at the trade deadline. It doesn't look good when the team captain gives the impression of being hopeful for a ticket out of town.
I think Moreau has been like a neutered house cat for the past couple of months. The bad penalties, perceived locker room rift between veterans and youth, and new coaching staff and philosophy. It is clear he is a core part of the culture change that needs to happen on Team Titanic.

The guy has been villified by fans and media alike. Alot deserved but at the same time, the guy never shorted this team on effort. Unfortunately, like Horcoff, Moreau is a player who through hardwork and tenacity (and void of topline talent) moved above his paygrade/role into a leadership position on this team.

Moreau is 'gone' in spirit and soon in body as I believe he will find a home and role on a true Cup contender. He was a proud Oiler and a player I enjoyed watching until the wheels fell off for this franchise last year. This team is broken and needs real, meaningful change to begin getting its collective **** together. Moreau wears the bullseye and is an essential piece to begin over.

That said, I appreciate and respect that Moreau gave his all during his tenure as an Oiler. He made this city his home and bled for this team.

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I read that blog last night - found it very interesting.....

"was surprised to see a few items offered on deep discount. First one to grab my eye was the "Souray flex cap" pictured above, marked down by 60%. Clearing out the merch before clearing out Souray? There's a certain amount of business logic in that."

Plus:

"Hmmm, Andrew Cogliano, 2/3 off. I wonder if the people operating the Oilers store might have some inside information?"


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I think Moreau has been like a neutered house cat for the past couple of months. The bad penalties, perceived locker room rift between veterans and youth, and new coaching staff and philosophy. It is clear he is a core part of the culture change that needs to happen on Team Titanic.

The guy has been villified by fans and media alike. Alot deserved but at the same time, the guy never shorted this team on effort. Unfortunately, like Horcoff, Moreau is a player who through hardwork and tenacity (and void of topline talent) moved above his paygrade/role into a leadership position on this team.

Moreau is 'gone' in spirit and soon in body as I believe he will find a home and role on a true Cup contender. He was a proud Oiler and a player I enjoyed watching until the wheels fell off for this franchise last year. This team is broken and needs real, meaningful change to begin getting its collective **** together. Moreau wears the bullseye and is an essential piece to begin over.

That said, I appreciate and respect that Moreau gave his all during his tenure as an Oiler. He made this city his home and bled for this team.
Good post BEL.

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For the ticket question. It is simple supply and demand.

So no it doesn't bother me at all.

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basic supply and demand

the reason why some teams have dirt cheap tickets is because they to attract people and once they start to attract them they will raise the prices

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Go to stubhub and you'll find deals all season long for the Oilers.

I went to the Dallas Stars game (second home game of the season) and it ended up costing me and my buddies ~22$ (all prices listed in Canadian).

St Louis Blues debacle before Christmas - 24$

Pronger's return to Edmonton and a great game - ~33$.

I've been to only one game this season where I paid above and beyond the asking price and that was the Capitals game. I think for bleeds they worked out to 150$ each but it was well worth it to see a talent like that play.

So there are bargains to be found here (recent example exempt). Not like in the 4$ range you see for Atlanta Thrashers and Anaheim Ducks (why would people buy tickets if they're selling them so cheap?) but still cheap.

Besides, it's a tradeoff. I'll take going to see a monumental game with a packed house stirred with electricity over seeing a throw away game played in front of 2500 fans. I'm willing to pay extra for that and see fewer games.

The money spent on Olympic tickets and seeing a couple of games is well worth the trade off I would've got buying Oiler season tickets and seeing a whole year of misery.

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The Oilers do have two pricing schemes. They have Blue games and Copper games. I am not sure how these are designated, but there is a differential already in place.
I know that tickets are more expensive when they are on the weekend vs say a Tuesday night.

Alright, I just got back from games in Phoenix, LA and Anaheim last week. I was shocked to see so many people in Phoenix, LA was a sellout and Anaheim did seem to have pretty good sales. Yes you can get sickly cheap tickets for some arenas, but the seats can be in the upper bowl. I used stubhub but ended up paying a little more than the season ticket holder himself paid.

What got to me were the signs in Phoenix "season tickets, starting at $9/game!"

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Not at all, it's all about demand. It's really high in Edmonton and not as high is some other markets.

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If thats the case then why aren't tickets for games when Crosby or Ovechkin come to town more $$$ than when the Florida Panthers come to town?
Actually they do. Just look at the prices you would have to pay for those games on stubhub, ebay, kijiji, etc.

Tickets directly from the Oilers/ticketmaster are constant all season, but if they had the means to do so without offending their partners I think they would try it.

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I realize that these responses were very likely from different questions for each of them, but it's still a tell to me that one guy expects to be an Oiler next month, and one doesn't...and that the one currently wearing the 'C' probably shouldn't have it any more, regardless of what happens at the trade deadline. It doesn't look good when the team captain gives the impression of being hopeful for a ticket out of town.
I agree. A guy wearing the 'C' for your team should not be discussing the fact that this could have been his last Home game as an Oiler. This just speaks volumes to the kind of leader Moreau has turned in to, a very poor one.

A Captain should be thinking about his team first. If they are going to ask him questions like that he should simply be saying his focus is on the team and the rest is out of his control. Simple and it shows that he doesn't already have one foot out the door.

I sure hope that was his last Oilers Home game.

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It's interesting to contrast the postgame comments from Moreau and Staios as they head into the Olympic break...

Moreau:



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I realize that these responses were very likely from different questions for each of them, but it's still a tell to me that one guy expects to be an Oiler next month, and one doesn't...and that the one currently wearing the 'C' probably shouldn't have it any more, regardless of what happens at the trade deadline. It doesn't look good when the team captain gives the impression of being hopeful for a ticket out of town.
You are reading too much into it. Later in the article he says...
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"It's difficult. There's not a playoff position in our future," Moreau said. "There's not a Stanley Cup in our future. But there's always a reason to play. There's pride at stake ... I think we have guys who are well-equipped for (the last 21 games)."
He hasn't divorced himself from the team as yet.

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On the poll: other.

Prices are a function of supply and demand. If you want cheaper tickets go to a market with no demand or a huge supply.

That's not Edmonton.

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It's interesting to contrast the postgame comments from Moreau and Staios as they head into the Olympic break...

Moreau:



Staios:



I realize that these responses were very likely from different questions for each of them, but it's still a tell to me that one guy expects to be an Oiler next month, and one doesn't...and that the one currently wearing the 'C' probably shouldn't have it any more, regardless of what happens at the trade deadline. It doesn't look good when the team captain gives the impression of being hopeful for a ticket out of town.
Staios, that guy is all class.

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You are reading too much into it. Later in the article he says...

He hasn't divorced himself from the team as yet.
In my defense, I did concede that there were likely a different question posed to Moreau than Staios.

And in the same article it was mentioned that Moreau would "embrace" a change in scenery, so while he's being a good soldier I wouldn't say he's bleeding that ol' copper and blue as much as he once did.

I'm not saying he should be tarred, and I do respect his effort over his Oiler career. However, I still think the captaincy would be best given to someone else who isn't quite so burned out to the point that he's essentially told the team "trade me or not, I'm good either way".

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I'd rather have more expensive tickets so it at least makes sense to have a rational discussion about building a larger arena and have the ability to keep up with the salary cap than be a team that loses $20m/yr and has one foot out the door. It would be nice if the payroll was managed properly, but that's an issue that's already been substantially discussed.

I don't for a second have a problem with high ticket prices, because people buying the tickets is a clear indicator as to the market demand. The thing that I have more of an issue with is the price of beer, food and parking.

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