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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by la24philly, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. trh

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    Winnipeg is currently the smallest @ 15,005, so the Islander's will be in the smallest building. But at least it will be new.
     
  2. djlong

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    Would the Islanders do better selling out a 14,500-capacity arena? If they could? According to what I read, last year their average home attendance was 13,191.
     
  3. trh

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    Here is what the owner said when he bought the team in 2000:
    The old arena had a leaky roof and it wasnt uncommon to see fans in their seats using umbrellas if it was raining outside. the new arena has excellent site lines and more high-priced boxes, so more revenue. If/when they get to play hockey.
     
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    all Nov. games have been cancelled
     
  5. Lord Vader

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the whole season goes bye-bye. What a shame.
     
  6. trh

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    With the Oct & Nov games being cancelled, just over 25% of the regular season is lost. Not looking good.
     
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    I wonder how much of a bump in attendance the AHL will see.
     
  10. loudo

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    The Portland Pirates first two games played here in Lewiston, ME, were sold out way in advance of the game. They play their 1st game in Portland Saturday.
     
  11. zmancartfan

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    I went in to my online account just now and noticed that the CI package is still in there. It won't let me remove it online. Does anyone know if DirecTV is still allowing the cancelation of the auto renewal since no season has been announced? Just thought I'd check with you all before calling in just in case they say no.

    Thanks.
     
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    It is my understanding the package can be cancelled right up to the time of the 1st game without any problem. With the current situation that could mean you could cancel any time before Sept 30 2013!...:hurah:
     
  13. Ira Lacher

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    What makes you think the lockout will be lifted by then? The MLB players and owners were so much at loggerheads in 1994 that the work stoppage would have continued into the 1995 season if a judge hadn't intervened.
     
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    This problem could be so bad it may result in a complete new set of players without a union for the NHL or whatever league replaces them if that needs to be the case.
     
  15. Ira Lacher

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    In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind seeing a reimagined NHL, with fewer teams, and new players.
     
  16. trh

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    Looks like the NHL will announce this week that the Winter Classic (University of Michigan's football stadium January 1st) will be officially cancelled.
     
  17. zmancartfan

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    And I'm sure Columbus will get the shaft by Thanksgiving. If that happens, there will be no leverage to get any part of a season in.
     
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    Ira Lacher

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    The season will be gone. For the second time in 8 years.

    If and when the NHL returns, the national media would be justified in treating it below the level of soccer and lacrosse. So much for the "fourth major sport."
     
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    Totally agree the season looks lost for good. Gotta wonder about a league whose primary negotiating tool is to cancel entire seasons every six years to extract maximum concessions from the players.
    :(

    Sandra
     
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    Ira Lacher

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    The question is, will the fans come back? The answer is, why would we?
     

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