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  1. ...the best part of Pucky's appearance was when they did a jumbo-tron thank you to all the mascots. They flashed on the screen every visiting mascot that showed up AND then they made the announcement (...paraphrasing here), "...and a special thank you to Pucky the Whale." And the accompanying picture shown was a photograph of Pucky standing next to Howard Baldwin. Intermixed throughout the round of applause I swore I heard some audible gasps. That alone was worth the (discount) price of my scalped ticket. I found it interesting how the crowd showed love towards Pucky, but not a single person lamented the absence of Torpedo
  2. Here's the difference: Although tonight's UCONN attendance of 2723 was disappointing, ALL 2723 people that were there WANTED to be there. The crowd was **ll of UCONN students, alumni, parents of students, and a number of UM***** faith**l who made the trek. All eyeballs were on the game. As opposed to a Wolfpack game where...I would say 60% of the people there don't want to be. Wolfpack attendance is littered with wives, girl-friends, and siblings/children who don't want to be there. Half the adults are on their cellphones and almost all the kids running around or fidgeting not watching the game. How many dads miss Wolfpack goals because of 'little Timmy's' weak bladder? I witnessed all eight goals scored by the Huskies tonight...I'm and sure almost all in attendance could say the same thing. Wolfpack hockey...ya, it's a "cheap" night out for the family, but seriously, hockey fans? Ehhh...-shrugs-....
  3. Meanwhile up in Worchester, MA..... Worcester Railers Start With a Bang By Zach Spedden on October 16, 2017 The arrival of the Worcester Railers was celebrated at the DCU Center, which hosted a sellout crowd for the team’s first game. As their first season in the ECHL begins, the Railers are seeing signs of strong community from the community. That was evident over the weekend, when an announced crowd of 12,135 fans saw the Railers defeat the Manchester Monarchs by a final of 4-3 on Sa****ay. While their victory was a cause for celebration, the Railers’ debut in and of itself of a highlight of the evening. Railers owners Cliff and Susan Rucker, Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Mayor Joe Petty, City Manager Ed Augustus Jr., Worcester Chamber of Commerce President Tim Murray and DCU Center General Manager Sandy Dunn were among those who took part in the opening-puck ceremony. “It was awe-inspiring,” Cliff Rucker said. “It’s been a long haul and it was just incredible to see that level of support. I’m just grate**l that everybody showed up. “I seem to be getting a lot of credit, but it’s really about the fans and the staff. The community is incredibly supportive of the team and I’m excited.” “I’m really happy to be here,” Baker said while high-fiving young fans before the game. “I think this is great for the city of Worcester and it’s great for the commonwealth and the fact that you’ve got a sellout on your opening night is a great sign of great things to come.” The Railers are filling the void of professional hockey in the city. Worcester’s last professional club—the AHL’s Sharks—relocated to San Jose after the 2014-15 season.
  4. I have a suggestion: MOVE !!! Carolina Hurricanes Looking to Boost Attendance By Zach Spedden October 13, 2017 Amidst concerns over their attendance numbers, the Carolina Hurricanes discussed their strategy going forward to bring more fans to their games. For their contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena on Tuesday, the Hurricanes drew a reported total of 7,892 fans. While their home opener on October 7 resulted in a sellout, the small crowd on Tuesday prompted more discussion about the team’s low attendance figures over the last few seasons. In terms of announced per-game average attendance, the Hurricanes finished last in the NHL in each of the previous two seasons, with figure for 2016-17 coming in at 11,776 fans. During a recent interview, Hurricanes president Don Waddell addressed the team’s attendance figures, and discussed the how the team evaluates its numbers and the ongoing strategy to improve them. “We’re not last in the league in attendance,” Waddell said. “You guys can publish (attendance) reports, but I go by dollars. So we’re not last. “Nobody is happy where we are, no doubt. We also have to continue to keep moving all the elements forward. If we can do that, I think attendance is going to pick up with that.” Waddell said that when he was named president in July 2014, the Canes had a season-ticket base – in terms of **ll-season ticket holders and season-ticket equivalencies – of about 5,400. He said that base has been built to about 7,000. “We’re making some progress under the cir*****stances, and we’re just going to keep going,” he said. “I talk to our sales staff all the time (that) winning or losing doesn’t stop us from doing our job. If we win, it’s going to make our job a little easier to sell more tickets. But we don’t use that as an excuse.” As noted, the Hurricanes drew a sellout crowd for their home opener. That figure was reported at 18,680.
  5. ...if memory serves correct they didn't just remove the 2000 seats. That square footage was replaced by "business cl*****" seating and the bar room area.
  6. http://dailyhive.com/calgary/ottawa-senators-remove-seats ...didn't Pony-Tail Pete pull the same stunt in Greensboro?
  7. Date line August 2, 2017............. http://arenadigest.com/2017/08/02/20170802karmanos-carolina-hurricanes-price-tag-is-500m/
  8. If the success of the Yard Goats continues...and keeps going up...I'd like in the next 5 to 10 years the team getting upgraded to AAA baseball.
  9. These guys? ---Patrik Elias (39) drafted 51st overall by the NJ Devils (1994 NHL Entry Draft- hosted in Hartford !) ---Zdeno Chara (39) drafted 56th overall in 1996 by the NY Islanders ---Shane Doan (39) drafted in 1995 by the Winnipeg Jets
  10. Anyone going? ...anyone going wearing Whaler gear? ISLANDERS TO BATTLE RANGERS IN BRIDGEPORT NHL rivals collide at Webster Bank Arena for the first time ever on Friday, Sept. 22 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (May 16, 2017) - The New York Islanders will take on the New York Rangers in an NHL preseason game at Webster Bank Arena on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The venue is home to the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Webster Bank Arena, located at 600 Main Street in downtown Bridgeport, has hosted an NHL preseason game on five other occasions, including last October when the Islanders faced the Washington Capitals. Bridgeport also played host to sellout crowds for Islanders exhibition contests against the Boston Bruins in 2011 and 2014. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office. For group ticket information, please call 203-345-2300 ext. 7. Executive suites and premium seat packages are also available by calling 203-345-4841. ---soundtigers.com--- Contact: Alan **ehring: (203) 345-4824 - alan.**ehring@harboryardse.com
  11. Any truth to the rumor that as of Friday night (4/14) the stadium didn't have any running water?
  12. Here's where the $250 million went: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-state-office-building-capitol-avenue-renovation-20150803-story.html
  13. http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2018-nhl-winter-cl*****ic-likely-to-be-held-at-citi-field-with-rangers-vs-sabres-sources-say-1.13268887
  14. "...run with the big dogs in Hartford..." Correction: the "big dogs" (ie, the NHL NY Rangers) play at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Their junior team plays in Hartford.
  15. In a related note Commissioner Bettman is also on record for saying the Atlanta Thrashers are not moving.... "...Is there a deal today to sell the club and move it? No.” ---May 2011 http://www.torontosun.com/2011/05/12/bettman-thrashers-not-ready-to-move-yet