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post #181 of 882
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

to be fair, you don't really have any alternatives. i think every fan of a canadian hockey team finds every other canadian team quite distasteful, with the exception of everyone having to pick a side between montreal / toronto.

I don't know, man, I think it's a little more complicated than that. A lot of us (including me) switched from Montreal or Toronto when Ottawa came along and the former Montreal fans (including me) retain some goodwill towards the franchise of their youth. Also, most of us have no beef with teams on the other side of the country. I know I cheer for Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton when they're not going up against the Sens. And pretty much all Canadians are happy to see Winnipeg back.

On the other hand, everyone hates the Leafs and delights in their perpetual suckage.
post #182 of 882
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Wasn't really an issue of my team leaving, the Rangers will always be there, but I feel since the 94 Cup, they've alienated a lot of their working class fan base (as have most pro sports teams save the Mets in NYC). I'll still prob hope they do well, but I guess I just have a new "girlfriend". Combine that with the fact that the Isles are moving to MY TOWN, really made my decision easy. I would never root against a Brooklyn team, even if it were the Crankies. I know Marty Markowitz, I know Carlo Scicura (guys who were vital in helping to get the team here) plus I have a huge affection for anything "Brooklyn". I suppose it would be a lot like Sens fans who were once with TO or MTL, only difference is the Isles were always our #1 rival. I think that's what will give me a lot of grief with my friends who will remain Ranger fans. I just don't buy the whole "loyalty" because you always were a fan garbage. I feel teams need to work to keep their fan base, and think the Rangers weren't doing enough of that. I know a lot about the Isles organization (went to college at Hofstra, just across the street from the Coliseum) and know they do lots of community stuff and grassroots stuff. The stuff the Rangers do is great (Garden of Dreams etc...) but its way to expensive to participate in their events as a middle class fan.. I look fwd to doing more of that when the Isles come here because it will be more financially possible.
post #183 of 882
I was offered a fifth row seat to the fights the other night at the Barclays Center. I declined on principle. The Isles can move wherever they want - we all know who the most successful hockey team is in the New York City metro area wink.gif
post #184 of 882
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post

I was offered a fifth row seat to the fights the other night at the Barclays Center. I declined on principle. The Isles can move wherever they want - we all know who the most successful hockey team is in the New York City metro area wink.gif

Successful muggings at the arena, or success on the ice? I keed, I keed...biggrin.gif
post #185 of 882
In all seriousness, I completely understand what the poster formerly known as NYR is talking about. I live 10 miles from the Prudential Center and I'm psyched about taking my son, who is now six months old, to his first Devils game. It is nice to have the team be a part of the community and to have players that participate in making the community a better place.

And I fully agree about the teams having to work to keep their fans. I might have become a Brooklyn Nets fan, but for one incident. The CEO of the Nets was being interviewed on the radio once after it was announced that the team was moving to Brooklyn, but before they actually moved. He was asked whether he thought fans from New Jersey would continue to support the team after they left. His response was "Brooklyn has 2.5 million people. We don't need the current fans to follow the team to Brooklyn." I thought that was a big fuck you to all the people in Jersey who supported the team over the years, and if the team does not want us or need us to support them, then I don't see any reason why we should.
post #186 of 882
The deadline for an 82-game season has passed. Bye bye November.
post #187 of 882
Now the newest artificial deadline is killing the Winter Classic. Apparently U of Michigan needs a $250K deposit by Friday. No Winter Classic would be a huge marketing opportunity lost for the NHL as next year the NCAA National Championship is going back to Jan 1 from what I understand. So hockey shares the spotlight with College Football - not a fair fight.

Here is an idea, maybe someone could ask Michigan if they can have an extension...crazy I know.

These non negotiations are classic Dumb and Dumber. They are about $2.5M per team apart on monies, get it done for the love of God.
post #188 of 882

^^^ thats a bit disappointing since I was really hoping that the season would be back so that I could go to the winter classic. When I heard that the month of November games were cancelled, I had a feeling that, that could lead to the winter classic being canceled as well.

post #189 of 882
Winter classic is officially canceled. ffffuuuu.gif
post #190 of 882
Eh. Toronto shouldn't be involved anyway until they get an NHL team. Zing!
post #191 of 882

If your day was going normal at all, this will fix that.
post #192 of 882
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I was thinking about who I would get...thanks for the tip, always seemed an honest player too, though I do like Hamonik...and McGratton is an Islander once we start playing

hockey monkey has some iles pro jerseys for $129 + $50 for lettering. Not a bad deal at all.
post #193 of 882
A big congrats to Sakic, Sundin, Oates and Bure for entering the Hockey HOF.
post #194 of 882
also, NewYorkRanger NewYorkIslander, if you're getting season tickets for the Isles at the Barclays Center, I'm going to kindly suggest avoiding the top section. The slope of the seats is really sharp, and my wife promptly shot me a look of terror when we finally sat down.

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post #195 of 882
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

also, NewYorkRanger NewYorkIslander, if you're getting season tickets for the Isles at the Barclays Center, I'm going to kindly suggest avoiding the top section. The slope of the seats is really sharp, and my wife promptly shot me a look of terror when we finally sat down.
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Ha, we've put down our deposit...will try and get top section center ice. Nothing could be worse than the old Brendan Byrn Arena for upper level slope. I also ordered my first jersey (Hockey Monkey thanks) and will get it customized at Gerry Cosbys with teh pro size tackle twill. Thinking Brooklyn 15 would be applicable. Now just to change my moniker on here.biggrin.gif
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