you think I'm an idiot?? It happens in all college sports. Key word- College.
This is the professional level. We don't have time to play games with bands. Take it serious and winning is all that matters to me and a ton of other people that care about the NHL and their favorite teams.
NHL would never allow this anyway.
College sports are a joke anyway. I'm surprised the NCAA doesn't just allow every football team to play in a bowl game. Seriously theres like 10 more bowls like 40 total. It's a joke. People who take bowls serious other than the national championship are jokes whom I could never take serious.
The NHL has "allowed" the Thrashers to NOT market themselves very well for years, thus proving that the NHL really doesn't give a **** how the teams market themselves, so long as it doesn't break any decency rules.
Throwing a bit of "college flair" into the arena isn't a bad thing, so long as it's limited. If it spurs interest *and* attracts fans, then what's really so bad about it?