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#1 skatergod247

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 09:28 AM

I think thats less then the Honda Center Holds.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 09:48 AM

Thought it was pretty cool that Arnie showed up though smile.gif
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:50 AM

That's an embarrassment.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ June 10, 2007 - 06:50AM) View Post

That's an embarrassment.

That is very embarrassing. What happened to all the Ducks fans saying they really do have a big following? And yes the Honda Center holds between 17-18k I believe. And this was a Saturday night. Not like it was a week day, which people in this town still came out since all 3 parades were on weekdays and there was over a million people at those. I was thinking maybe 40-50k would show up. Which is still bad but less people than your arena holds? Come on! Big following there guys! And some people were asking why the NHL shouldn't be in certain markets. This is a great example.A team wins the cup and no one is there for the rally. What excuses can the big Ducks fans use now?

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 12:28 PM

I've been trying to tell everyone that no one here in CA cares that the ducks won. It's not a huge deal here. It's VERY sad and it sucks. It's awful for the sport of hockey no matter how you look at it.

If it had been the Kings - it would've been an ENORMOUS deal... the ducks, not so much.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 12:49 PM

Haha, imagine the hullabaloo if Ottawa had won.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:15 PM

I found it humourous when the ducks owner ( name slips my mind) made fun of Canada because they couldnt call themselves Hockeytown anymore... Bearring in mind Canada isnt a city or town...and that a US city already holds that title... I imagine it would help if one knew the market in which they participated.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:24 PM

15,000 show up!?! that the saddest thing ive ever heard
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:41 PM

It's pretty rough... I'm sure Duck fans who care do care more than that pitiful number represents, but yeah, Anaheim is definitely not a hotbed for the NHL. It's why I've got this year "blanked out"--because who cares?

It's almost like a mini-lockout where hockey never happened. So sad.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:17 PM

I e-mailed the LA Times writer, Helene Elliott, who wrote the article a few weeks ago about Detroit and Anaheim's love for hockey. She responded with:

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As for the Ducks' celebration, it was not a parade. It was a party in the parking lot. If you need that for consolation, go ahead, be my guest.

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Oh, sorry, party. Not parade. Is that supposed to be an excuse?


In a 2005 study published by the journal Nature, researchers at Durham University in England concluded that, across a range of sports, we found that wearing red is consistently associated with a higher probability of winning. The researchers also suggested that red's effect may subconsciously intimidate opponents in athletic contests, especially when the athletes are equal in skill and strength.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE(skatergod247 @ June 10, 2007 - 08:28AM) View Post

I think thats less then the Honda Center Holds.

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=2899454
thanks to whom ever fixed my spelling error.


I do recall that we drew one million in 2002, grossing some $5m for the Illitches.

Good job, Bettman, in expanding hockey to truly insignificant markets.

Edited by Crymson, 10 June 2007 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(ARice89 @ June 10, 2007 - 03:17PM) View Post

I e-mailed the LA Times writer, Helene Elliott, who wrote the article a few weeks ago about Detroit and Anaheim's love for hockey. She responded with:
Oh, sorry, party. Not parade. Is that supposed to be an excuse?


laugh.gif honestly all this talk from people saying that Detroit is no longer Hockeytown makes me laugh. so your team has won the cup, so? You dont have as big of a following as Detroit and if the Ducks do bad next year, then should they still be the "new" Hockeytown? Excuses such as we didnt sell out all playoff games and all that are a load of crap, Michigans economy is crap people dont want to spend a hundred dollars on playoff tickets. People just dont have the disposable income. but dont get me wrong I am all for people loving the sport of hockey no matter what team they are rooting for. As long as there is a hockey team in Detroit, it will always be Hockeytown.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:45 PM

That LA Times writer is full of excuses.

I remember times in the 97, 98, 02 run where after games in the FINALS there were roughly 10-15,000 *not including the ones at the game of course* outside after games celebrating at Hockeytown Cafe, and the local bars near by.

The fact that the 'party' was outside says enough. If it inside the Honda then that's one thing because you can only fit so much, but don't anyone tell me you can't have more than 15,000 OUTSIDE. I don't buy it.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:47 PM

I was under the impression there were 20K. People left earlier due to traffic and got there late due to traffic. We're not going to turn out one million people, but 15K isn't a small crowd. Just because the entire state of California didn't show up doesn't mean we don't deserve it.

And there wouldn't have been any more people if the Kings had won it. The people who own the Kings just don't give a damn, ask their fans.

QUOTE(HockeyCrazy3033 @ June 10, 2007 - 03:45PM) View Post

That LA Times writer is full of excuses.

I remember times in the 97, 98, 02 run where after games in the FINALS there were roughly 10-15,000 *not including the ones at the game of course* outside after games celebrating at Hockeytown Cafe, and the local bars near by.

The fact that the 'party' was outside says enough. If it inside the Honda then that's one thing because you can only fit so much, but don't anyone tell me you can't have more than 15,000 OUTSIDE. I don't buy it.


Where the party was, it's not the largest area in the world. I'm not making an excuse for it only being 15K, but we couldn't fit the '1 million' that showed up to your parade.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE(Duckette @ June 10, 2007 - 03:46PM) View Post
I was under the impression there were 20K. People left earlier due to traffic and got there late due to traffic. We're not going to turn out one million people, but 15K isn't a small crowd. Just because the entire state of California didn't show up doesn't mean we don't deserve it.

And there wouldn't have been any more people if the Kings had won it. The people who own the Kings just don't give a damn, ask their fans.


No on says the Ducks didn't deserve it due to the low amount of fans there. I actually feel kinda bad. When a team wins a championship, and for the first time ever, the whole state should be celebrating!

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE(HockeyCrazy3033 @ June 10, 2007 - 03:47PM) View Post

No on says the Ducks didn't deserve it due to the low amount of fans there. I actually feel kinda bad. When a team wins a championship, and for the first time ever, the whole state should be celebrating!


laugh.gif San Jose and LA would never cheer and they were around longer. That's one of the MANY MANY MANY reasons why the Wings have so much support. They don't have any other teams to deal with in the same state, let alone within an hour of each other. We're divded between three teams and the Ducks are the youngest. Add that up and we kinda end up with less supporters. SJ gets NoCal all to it's self and LA and the Ducks have to battle over SoCal.

I would have been there, but I couldn't afford a plane ticket and I had a game yesterday during the celebration.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(HockeyCrazy3033 @ June 10, 2007 - 02:47PM) View Post

No on says the Ducks didn't deserve it due to the low amount of fans there. I actually feel kinda bad. When a team wins a championship, and for the first time ever, the whole state should be celebrating!


we have 3 teams in california....ill be honest mass majority of people in So Cal, like the kings...the people that were there were die hard fans....its sad only 15,000 but for the ones that showed up, im happy bout it...as long as the people that showed up were happy then im happy....
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:10 PM

It sounds like the team should not exist and it should be just San Jose and LA
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(Duckette @ June 10, 2007 - 02:53PM) View Post

laugh.gif San Jose and LA would never cheer and they were around longer. That's one of the MANY MANY MANY reasons why the Wings have so much support. They don't have any other teams to deal with in the same state, let alone within an hour of each other. We're divded between three teams and the Ducks are the youngest. Add that up and we kinda end up with less supporters. SJ gets NoCal all to it's self and LA and the Ducks have to battle over SoCal.

I would have been there, but I couldn't afford a plane ticket and I had a game yesterday during the celebration.


This is a pretty valid point. The hockey fans California does have are divided, if Anaheim was the sole team you'd see alot more people there. Obviously Sharks and Kings fan arent going to go to a Ducks Cup rally. It would be like expecting Spartan fans to attend some Wolverines championship parade.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:28 PM

There are a lot more Kings fans than Ducks fans. If the Kings would have won, there would have been more people to show up.





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