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Old 06-28-17, 03:14 PM   #126
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Re: 2017 NHL Off-Season Thread

Spades, you get to see Crosby, McDavid, Kane, and Ovechkin
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Old 06-28-17, 03:31 PM   #127
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Spades, you get to see Crosby, McDavid, Kane, and Ovechkin
Good point. Plus Kings in the first game the team plays in the Arena and the Ducks. Maybe I will go for that and sell the St Louis tickets or give them to my in-laws.
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Old 06-28-17, 04:33 PM   #128
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Talk of an extension for McDavid for 8 years at an AAV of over $13 million. Draisaitl could get similar years at $9 million a season.
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Old 06-28-17, 04:43 PM   #129
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Old 06-29-17, 11:10 AM   #130
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Old 06-30-17, 07:17 AM   #131
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Old 07-01-17, 11:08 AM   #132
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Looks like Sharp back to the Hawks ... not nearly as excited about this as Saad ... maybe as a 3rd or 4th line winger, he will be okay .. but I just do not see this working out all that well
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Old 07-02-17, 05:50 PM   #133
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Seeing Marleau in a Leafs jersey will be weird.

Probably even weirder for shizawn
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Old 07-02-17, 06:44 PM   #134
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Well, on the one hand, I wanted Marleau to spend his whole career with the Sharks. On the other, he is 38 years old and if the team wants to build another cup caliber team, signing old guys isn't really the way to do it. And seeing what the Leafs had to pay, it lessens the sting a little bit. No way is he worth $6.25 million, especially for 3 years.
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Old 07-02-17, 07:06 PM   #135
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Old 07-02-17, 07:29 PM   #136
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No way is he worth $6.25 million, especially for 3 years.
Certainly isn't.

Don't really understand this move from the Leafs point of view.

Hope he does well though.
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Old 07-05-17, 03:16 PM   #137
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$12.5 AAV for 8 years for McDavid.

That's an awful lot of money.
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Old 07-11-17, 09:41 PM   #138
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Today was the day for me to select my ticket package. Spades was all sold out unsurprisingly so I went with Hearts. First ever official home game, Tampa Bay, Nashville and Edmonton. Plus no missed game during Winter or Spring break. Not terrible. No Kings, no Blackhawks is a bummer but there's always next year.
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Today was the day for me to select my ticket package. Spades was all sold out unsurprisingly so I went with Hearts. First ever official home game, Tampa Bay, Nashville and Edmonton. Plus no missed game during Winter or Spring break. Not terrible. No Kings, no Blackhawks is a bummer but there's always next year.
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Old 07-18-17, 08:33 AM   #140
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Since Les Alexander is putting the NBA Houston Rockets up for sale there seems too be a lot of buzz about Houston finally getting an NHL franchise(expansion or relocation).

The biggest mistake of the NHL accepting WHA teams back in 1979 was not including Houston. Next to the Whalers,they were the strongest franchise the WHA had too offer plus the Bruins weren't too happy about New England(Hartford) Whalers coming in too their territory.
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Today was the day for me to select my ticket package. Spades was all sold out unsurprisingly so I went with Hearts. First ever official home game, Tampa Bay, Nashville and Edmonton. Plus no missed game during Winter or Spring break. Not terrible. No Kings, no Blackhawks is a bummer but there's always next year.
I would have gone for the spades package as well. Oh well, I'm sure you'll have a blast at the games anyway. I wonder if there is anyway to get a hold of the people that bought your seats and got the spades package. Maybe there is a game that they would want from your package and you could work out a swap or something if you really want to see the Kings or Blackhawks?
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Old 07-26-17, 03:17 PM   #142
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Today was the day for me to select my ticket package. Spades was all sold out unsurprisingly so I went with Hearts. First ever official home game, Tampa Bay, Nashville and Edmonton. Plus no missed game during Winter or Spring break. Not terrible. No Kings, no Blackhawks is a bummer but there's always next year.
Well, look at it this way. Since neither of the home games against the Blues are in your package you don't have any guaranteed losses.
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Old 08-03-17, 11:13 PM   #143
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Old 08-13-17, 09:42 AM   #144
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Attention any potential road-tripping hockey fans : Single game tickets for the Vegas Golden Knights go on sale tomorrow afternoon. I'll probably try to pick up a four pack for the Blackhawks, Pens or Kings (there is a two hour exclusive window for Season Ticket holders).

https://www.nhl.com/goldenknights/tickets/single-game
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Old 08-16-17, 06:02 PM   #145
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Oilers sign Draisaitl to an 8 years at $8.5 million AAV extension.

That's $21 million for two players, just like the Blackhawks. At least Toews and Kane had won a couple cups before getting those extensions.

Going to be interesting when the Leafs have to pay Matthews, Marner, and Nylander.
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Old 08-16-17, 06:08 PM   #146
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I ended up not getting any other, more-desirable game tickets. Was tempted but figured 11 games is a lot and I didn't want to piss off the Mrs with many years of quarter-seasons still upcoming. Plus I have spent a lot so far.

One interesting thing : They priced the games based on their desirability. A nice ticket for a less-popular opponent could be a $100 seat, but that same seat might be $155 for the Blackhawks. I've before never heard of an organization doing that for single-game tickets, but I suppose it makes some sense financially. The more desirable tickets would fetch a higher price on the secondary market.
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