Rink on Renfrew

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  1. Greetings everyone! So I'm going to be a first year season ticket member this coming season! I've moved back Downtown and it just made sense. Save the cautionary tales, I've been going to games since '88 (5 years old) consistently making it to 5-10 games a year, so I'm well aware of what I'm buying into. Traveled to Calgary, Pittsburg & Southern California for away games, lived through the triumphs and... The way I figure it, one less vacation amounts to similar $$$$ figures I'd be spending for the whole season. I'm sharing the two tickets with a good friend who's in a similar position, so it makes for good company. In a way, we're fulfilling a dream. Now's the time to do it in my mind, as the fickle market has jumped ship and the true fans are starting to come back. Hopefully it will amount to a better atmosphere... although, I'm sure we're still a few years away from righting that ship I want to be there for it. About the atmosphere, RIP DJ Dave (I'm sure he's still alive but he was let go a few years back) gone too late if you ask me, with all due respect to him. I still think we need more "hockey music in the building ie. Dallas, Anaheim etc.. On my previous statement of the rats leaving the ship- I don't blame anyone for moving on, or downgrading to halfs or ice packs. For a lot of people there's many factors that lead to that decision. Hey, It's been a difficult number of years, I've lived them, with out as much of an dollar figure investment to the team. I hope theres a seat for you guys durning the upswing. I'm lead to believe that will be sooner than later. With the current changing of the guard in the NHL, add to the fact of the expansion shake up, I feel we can do a quick turn around. Looking forward to #22 1K point (hopefully at home) and the continued emergence of the new core. I support the old core and am a firm believer that the Sedins will have a bounce back year, they will work hard, it's all they've ever done for this club. Sorry, enough with the particulars. I just wanted to thank the contributors of this thread for keeping me in the loop. Looking forward to the games!
  2. If and when you get into the end zoneAct like you've been there a thousand times before -Tragically Hip I'm personally all for the cool calm celebration, unless it's a big goal at the crucial point in the game. You have to remember the way our season was going, most of the time our goals were scored trailing in the game.
  3. One thing of note, is that when it comes time to play for his country he should have a good chance at cracking the Finnish blueline thus helping to streamline his development and play in big games at a young age. The Fins are looking for their new Lumme for international play. I'm excited to watch his ongoing improvement in the coming years. I have no doubt that he will be one of the most valuable players for us in the near future.
  4. I was two or three rows behind you. Terrific show, I really enjoyed his stories and interaction with the audience. Blackbird was a highlight for me!
  5. I sure hope they consulted Brian Burke on this one...
  6. Arizona is really bad.. nice win boys. We'll a win, nothing really nice about it.
  7. Fun fact. At every Rangers home game someone blows a whistle and the whole crowd yells "Potvin Sucks"! It's been going on for 30 plus years. Check up on it. It's a really good story. Hey if 20 000 Rangers fans agree with us, we might be on to something.
  8. I find sometimes the players are instructed to not hit at ever oportunity, due to long road trips excessive travel and the overall wear and tear it has on the team as a whole. Once the team has started hitting it incites the other team to more as well. With an 82 game season you must be weary of playing in too many of them playoff style contest. The last game against the Wild is a perfect example where I saw a few players who usually finish their checks, do fly bys. This leads me to believe that they were instructed to tame it down a small bit, within reason of course.
  9. To defend the previous poster, I noticed at least once where he seemed to not know which directon to go in the D-zone and the Centre had to cover the point. That will happen though. His positioning will improve with more games played.
  10. It's the Kings broadcasters birthday I'm watching the Kings feed and they showed him blowing out the birthday cake.
  11. This is getting frustrating. Okay, yes Vey has under preformed at times but to put some younger players ahead of him because of one or two showings is unfair. Vey has proven to be point per game in the AHL along with solid WHL numbers, also had a pretty decent season last year for a rookie. Lets cut him just the tiniest bit of slack. You're frothing out of the mouth for the youngins is showing.
  12. I'm sorry but I have to pipe in here. Having attended quite a few huge festivals around the world + some of our local festivals. This is what you get... you pay huge cost to attend (much like a hockey game or to a lesser extent a movie) and the cleanup is included in the ticket price. As an experienced festival camper I always have garbage bags for the 3 day binge fest that I know it turns into. Garbage cans always full up quick, so its hard to have the man power to remove them every hour on the hour. Plus people don't break anything down/flatten boxes etc... So I leave the bag's at the campsite and make it easier for the people that are hired to clean up after me. I feel their pain as it were. Now I can't defend the people leaving coolers, chairs and other big items as that is pure laziness but as far as bags and other items, that's what is in the cost. It's a part of the game. Let me put it in perspective. Go to any sporting event. See all the peanut shells on the ground? The burger platter half done slid under the seat? Why is that any different? Just because it's inside? In this case Huka entertainment knew exactly what they were signing up for. So did the city of Pemberton. Huka is going to put the right amount of resources on the ground to pick up every little piece of garbage so they can hold it without complications for next year. To make $$$. Do you see how this works? Much to do about nothing. Now have you ever seen Granville Mall on a Saturday night? See that's the trash cleanup that all of us pay for, that's more worthy of a thread..
  13. wow! you are what's wrong with this fanbase. Take the haterade and go sit in a corner. You'd probably bash a 25 yr old Lidstrom?
  14. I agree with a lot of what Apollo said. Hey, we surprised the doubters last year, this year's we'll do it again. Games will be tight all year and if we pull together some unlikely wins, we'll surely be in the mix. It's not always the best teams on paper that win. I'm all about the win by committee mantra. Lets aim for a strong push this year and entertain the fans that are with this team thick & thin.
  15. Wow that photo in the link of the girl flashing on the Red Mile sure is creepy. Everyone with their phones out taking pictures. Lower back tatoo... ugh! Now it has been established that the rioters in Vancouver that day were made up of a majority of low lifes looking for an excuse to start $hit. The scum of the lower mainland commenced on Downtown and mob rule took over. It was a shame the best disguise was a Canuck jersey. Sure there was a whole bunch of Canuck fans that took part but by no means was it made up of all Canuck fans.