Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

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Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Mondi » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:22 am

I'll be the first to say this seems like a lame idea.

Not truly outdoors, could be (will be) pouring, could be +15, not a rival of the Canucks (nor have they ever been).

Then again, you will get 50K at home date and people who don't normally get to go will be able to.

Hopefully they get the 2pts, its sunny and cold and no one gets hurt.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby 5thhorseman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33 am

Geez, March 2nd is hardly bound to be a cold day! What, does Bettman think we live in igloos 12 months a year?

As for the fans who get to go to a game for once, I hope they have the foresight to borrow a pair of binoculars. I can't think of a better way to turn people off the game than trying to spot the puck at that distance!
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Jovocop » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:42 am

5thhorseman wrote:Geez, March 2nd is hardly bound to be a cold day! What, does Bettman think we live in igloos 12 months a year?

As for the fans who get to go to a game for once, I hope they have the foresight to borrow a pair of binoculars. I can't think of a better way to turn people off the game than trying to spot the puck at that distance!


It is just another event for most "fans". I don't think they care much about the actual game... ;)
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Mondi » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:49 am

If by "fans" you mean...owners?
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Madcombinepilot » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:58 am

Meh. We could riot...

That would make the event special!
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Jovocop » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:03 am

Mondi wrote:If by "fans" you mean...owners?


Nope, the "fans" who show up at Rogers Arena talking and texting on the phones instead of watching the game. "Fans" who can actually afford to go all the time but don't really care much about hockey...
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Mondi » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:09 am

Jovocop wrote:
Mondi wrote:If by "fans" you mean...owners?


Nope, the "fans" who show up at Rogers Arena talking and texting on the phones instead of watching the game. "Fans" who actually afford to go all the time but don't really care much about hockey...


Oh...yes those "fans". #atthegame #selfie
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby 5thhorseman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:33 am

Jovocop wrote:It is just another event for most "fans". I don't think they care much about the actual game... ;)

Agreed. The whole thing is just a gimmick, in my view. There's nothing "Heritage" or "Classic" about it.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby SKYO » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:34 am

Can't frickin' wait! :thumbs:
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Cornuck » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:47 am

If it's cheap enough for a dad to take his kids to their first NHL game, then it will have some use.

If the team is smart, they'll create a 'hockey carnival' atmosphere and give the fans something to get excited about, because the game isn't going to be that good.

The hockey will suck on the slushy ice. Players will take it easy to avoid injury. Anyone expecting to watch the game will need binoculars (or a telescope).

5thhorseman wrote:There's nothing "Heritage" or "Classic" about it.


^ Couldn't agree more.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby ORCA » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:51 am

You mean you guys haven't figured out that going to games is all about being there and being seen?

I don't see why its a bad thing. They will have as much temperature control as they possibly can. Of course its a gimmick, but its a neat spectacle and IMO after a season like the last one, the NHL needs spectacles to sell its product again.

Just look at it as a big outdoor game, and hopefully geared toward kids/family, and nothing more.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby 5thhorseman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:54 pm

ORCA wrote:Just look at it as a big outdoor game, and hopefully geared toward kids/family, and nothing more.

Yeah, I can see that, but when my kid figures out when the hockey season starts (he's 3 and still thinks the Canucks are playing) it's doubtful whether I would introduce him to the game in this way. If theres' lots of side attractions, especially the participatory kind, I can see it being a good thing.

As for living up to the Heritage Classic name, give me a game without advertising on every available surface, canned music at every break, and beer at 80's prices!
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:21 pm

Brought to you by the same people who thought it was a good idea to hold the winter Olympics in Vancouver. Having said that it was a smashing success, these spring Olympics we had, but the same mentality.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby BurningBeard » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Cornuck wrote:If it's cheap enough for a dad to take his kids to their first NHL game, then it will have some use.

If the team is smart, they'll create a 'hockey carnival' atmosphere and give the fans something to get excited about, because the game isn't going to be that good.

Are you joking? The cheapest seat for the 2011 Heritage Classic in Calgary was $100. Hopefully there will be a 'hockey carnival' atmosphere as you've said, and something for families to do outside the stadium for cheap, because no family is going to be able to afford seats.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby cjc » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:19 pm

My first reaction? "What a stupid idea." So within ten minutes my son bounds up and says "Have you heard? The Heritage Classic is going to be at BC Place Stadium - we're getting tickets right?"

I have binoculars, but only one pair. Maybe they'll sell cheap plastic ones featuring the stick and rink logo for $65.00 to go along with the $10 beer and $150.00 nosebleed seats.
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