Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Cornuck » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:21 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
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.


Fuck that idea then. Fuck the NHL too for that matter. :?
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Aaronp18 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:37 pm

Cornuck wrote:
BurningBeard wrote:
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.


Fuck that idea then. Fuck the NHL too for that matter. :?


But they had another lockout ...... yknow to keep costs down ...... cause the league wasn't making enough money.

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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:40 pm

I guess I'm the only one who thinks havinga hockey game in that shitty, greasy bubble is a bad idea. :scowl:
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:02 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:I guess I'm the only one who thinks havinga hockey game in that shitty, greasy bubble is a bad idea. :scowl:



I think it sucks too Blob!
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby sagebrush » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:18 pm

It's a money grab.

The refs manage games to maintain interest in the play.

The NHL manages events to wring the most income from the little weenies called fans.

This view may be considered cynical, or realistic, based upon the history of Bettman, the NHL & it's officials. :scowl:
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:26 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
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.

That's calgary they got nothing better to do in the winter anyway. They will have to give away tickets to fill lower seats where you cant see shit. bet they paper the place by the school bus load and play road hockey too.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Topper » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:51 pm

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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:57 am

What a great opportunity for the fans to send a message. Don't buy tickets, well other than those that hold seasons tickets and will be required to purchase these tickets, if not included in the seasons ticket price already.

If the fans stay away it will be a huge embarrassment to not only the Canucks but the NHL. The City that put on the best yet winter Olympics boycotts the so called NHL Classic. Let the water boy know how you feel about the direction of the team, let the NHL know how you feel about the lockout, just don't go!
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Meds » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:40 am

Hockey Widow wrote:What a great opportunity for the fans to send a message. Don't buy tickets, well other than those that hold seasons tickets and will be required to purchase these tickets, if not included in the seasons ticket price already.

If the fans stay away it will be a huge embarrassment to not only the Canucks but the NHL. The City that put on the best yet winter Olympics boycotts the so called NHL Classic. Let the water boy know how you feel about the direction of the team, let the NHL know how you feel about the lockout, just don't go!


If the tickets aren't already included in the season ticket holder's package, why would they have to purchase them? Couldn't they just decline like playoff tickets?
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby SKYO » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:37 am

It'll be sold out.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby rats19 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:40 am

SKYO wrote:It'll be sold out.

Sheeple..... :shock:
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby ORCA » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:06 am

Everyone's so goddamn emo here.

Take it for what it is and move on. Everything you buy is a result of an advertising gimmick... whats so wrong about hosting a giant hockey venue (even if its a total failure)? Thats not on Vancouver, thats on the league being stupid enough to book an "outdoor" game in this climate.

Historical averages give March 2nd's "likely" weather as a 9 degree, rainy day. Who the F banks on that? OH right...
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Zedlee » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:37 am

Yawn. What "heritage" is being celebrated? What a pointless stupid idea.

IF...the game was at outdoors, at Whistler in January then it would be something to get excited about.
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby BurningBeard » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:40 am

sagebrush wrote:It's a money grab.

This view may be considered cynical, or realistic, based upon the history of Bettman, the NHL & it's officials. :scowl:

I really don't think it's cynical. It's an outdoor event that makes the NHL a lot of money. If it wasn't making the NHL money, they wouldn't be doing it, and I really don't have a problem with that. That said, unless they're giving away tickets, seeing a game in BC Place doesn't appeal to me. In fact, seeing a game at McMahon or Michigan Stadium appeals to me even less. I have no desire to freeze my ass off. I think it'll be a fun event to watch on TV though.

The 2011 Heritage Classic made more money for the NHL through sponsorship then any other outdoor event, including the Winter Classic. So if they're making that much money, you can bet they're going to try to expand it. They'd be stupid not too. Eventually the idea will loose it's appeal, until then, why would you stop milking the cow?
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Re: Heritage Classic Thread (March 2, 2014 vs Ottawa)

Postby Groovypippin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:17 am

ORCA wrote:Everyone's so goddamn emo here.


Indeed. They'll fill the place up with casual fans and kids. Those folks will have a good time. They'll have lot's of additional entertainment going on. Almost like a mini all-star weekend. Lighten up everyone. You are perfectly welcome not to attend, but no reason to be bitter and angst ridden about it.
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