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Van Sun Article: A frustrated fan makes a tough decision and says so long to the Canucks


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#91 Dogbyte

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Also there was mention of putting her refund on their line of credit. Ummm... if you have a bunch of debt sitting on a credit line...WTF are you spending that kind of money on hockey tickets for?!?!!! :shock: Messed up priorities!

Anyway...yup, good for her for sending a message with her money. And like the others above, I will not be spending any money on NHL gear this year (especially hard as I'd love to give my new twin sons some cute Canuck gear).





Newflash: You never knew it was here but debt has been found lurking ... EVERYWHERE.

You guys are hilarious.

So she is getting refunded $3700, and she is PAYING off her line of credit, now she needs debt conselling from a bunch of critics on the internet? $3700 means a lot to most but this is not a lot of debt for the average Canadian to have at any given time. Some average everyday people put this on their credit cards monthly, and PAY them off, some have a line credit, and PAY it off like a credit card. A line of credit is actually better than a credit card and suggests your bank has faith in you. Looks like a lot of you are too rich, ignorant, or young to understand this. People that can't afford things try to enjoy their lives too.

And I'm not even going to bring up that she was getting refunded for their 14th consecutive year of CANUCKS SEASON TICKETS. That's called sacrifice, love, and comittment. Honestly, some people's kids.

Edited by Dogbyte, 28 November 2012 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

I like the fact the she was an EA employee and now a company owner.Unfortunately, faceless fans complaining on social media does not accomplish much. However, a well written and concise business cancellation containing multiple concerns, persecuation, and retributrion from a former business investor does. It's only $19000 but now it's in the media. You've got to get people like her and maybe small businesses to make this public too.

I thought the article was very smartly written and portrays the realities and heartbreak that many of the supporters are going through. She outlines a lot of the concerns, challenges and mindsets we struggle with.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

I think they made a mistake and they will regret it. So what if there hasn't been hockey for 6 weeks. To give up lower bowl seasons tickets is not a wise decision.

It may feel liberating for a day or two but it will suck when the Canucks are passing around Lord Stanley's mug as they skate around the ice at Rogers Center. Unfortunately Meredith won't be present to enjoy it because she got emotional and canceled her tickets.

Edit. Now I see it more clearly. This was a financial decision. She just made it out to be something else.

Edited by WHL rocks, 28 November 2012 - 10:38 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Good for you I am boycotting two years of games anyways only wished season ticket holders would do the same...
Thats who finances the owners and players boycott they have done it too us so lets do it back to them....


Perhaps you should start with boycotting NHL forums first. If you are to achieve success then you should think about setting lofty goals like boycotting games for "2 years".
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

I think they made a mistake and they will regret it. So what if there hasn't been hockey for 6 weeks. To give up lower bowl seasons tickets is not a wise decision.

It may feel liberating for a day or two but it will suck when the Canucks are passing around Lord Stanley's mug as they skate around the ice at Rogers Center. Unfortunately Meredith won't be present to enjoy it because she got emotional and canceled her tickets.

Edit. Now I see it more clearly. This was a financial decision. She just made it out to be something else.


Orrrr she could just land stanley cup final tickets and see the game just the same instead of paying for entire seasons tickets

The point is that fans like her are trying to speak with their wallets and make a point.. how is it that some of you don't get this.. the whole purpose is to try to start a movement.. one person doing it may be folly but get a bunch to start doing it and suddenly the nhl will listen.. whether it actually happens is actually irrelevant.. its the principle of the matter. Sure, in her case maybe it was about dollars more than her anger, but I'm sure many fans are currently upset and want to show the nhl that they will not tolerate their bullsht and politics.

If you think shes dumb for doing so that's your opinion but if you can't understand the reasoning behind this type of action then that's pretty dumb also.. why should the league be allowed to just lockout at every cba negotiation with impunity? They shouldn't.. if this fan is showing their way to rebel against it and say that they will not tolerate supporting this type of league then I say good on em.

Edited by Scoobydooby, 29 November 2012 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:32 AM

Orrrr she could just land stanley cup final tickets and see the game just the same instead of paying for entire seasons tickets

The point is that fans like her are trying to speak with their wallets and make a point.. how is it that some of you don't get this.. the whole purpose is to try to start a movement.. one person doing it may be folly but get a bunch to start doing it and suddenly the nhl will listen.. whether it actually happens is actually irrelevant.. its the principle of the matter. Sure, in her case maybe it was about dollars more than her anger, but I'm sure many fans are currently upset and want to show the nhl that they will not tolerate their bullsht and politics.

If you think shes dumb for doing so that's your opinion but if you can't understand the reasoning behind this type of action then that's pretty dumb also.. why should the league be allowed to just lockout at every cba negotiation with impunity? They shouldn't.. if this fan is showing their way to rebel against it and say that they will not tolerate supporting this type of league then I say good on em.


First, I never called her dumb. Don't make things up.

Second, you should practice what you preach. Instead of directing your anger towards me why not direct it at the NHL. First thing to do would be to stop visiting NHL Forums.

I can't stand ppl who go on NHL forums and rant and rave saying Canucks or NHL should be boycotted. You should start with your self.

As for me, I would never boycott the Canucks or the NHL. I love the game too much.

Edited by WHL rocks, 29 November 2012 - 12:35 AM.

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