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#21 rrasco

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

Yup, which is why they will not refund the difference. At least we will see 24/7 on HBO next season.


I don't have HBO :/

Maybe I'll take my center ice funds and save them up for next winter so I can have HBO.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Aaaand done.

http://espn.go.com/n...ngs-source-says


Then I guess I better get on the phone and get working on the NHL/Wings/Ticketmaster at getting my money back.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Then I guess I better get on the phone and get working on the NHL/Wings/Ticketmaster at getting my money back.


You'd probably be better off just contacting your credit card company and having them do a chargeback, since the WC has now been officially canceled.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

You'd probably be better off just contacting your credit card company and having them do a chargeback, since the WC has now been officially canceled.


Technically, it's not official yet. The NHL has not issued a statement or cancellation to the press. Therefore, this is currently just a rumor. However, enough sources and reporting this it is hard not to believe.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

there hasn't been

Then I guess I better get on the phone and get working on the NHL/Wings/Ticketmaster at getting my money back.


according to the winter classic site, processing and service fees will be refunded

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=632586

Technically, it's not official yet. The NHL has not issued a statement or cancellation to the press. Therefore, this is currently just a rumor. However, enough sources and reporting this it is hard not to believe.


it already says it's been cancelled on the refund policy page

here's the official announcement from the nhl. you can either get a refund or keep the tickets for next years winter classic
http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

here's the press release on the wings site

The National Hockey League today announced the cancellation of the 2013 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and 2012 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival. The NHL has confirmed that the next Winter Classic will be played at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor featuring the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs and will include the Hockeytown Winter Festival at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The Red Wings will communicate with each of their original ticket purchasers via email by Tuesday, November 6 and provide the option of a.) receiving a full refund on tickets and associated fees or b.) maintaining their tickets for future Winter Classic and Winter Festival events.

The cancellation was necessary because, given the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL, the League was not in a position to do all that is necessary to adequately stage events of this magnitude. This year’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and the companion SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival called for the construction of major outdoor rink facilities at both Comerica Park and 'The Big House'. Multiple games involving teams from the NHL, NCAA, American Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, high school and local minor hockey leagues were scheduled, requiring travel and hotel commitments. Beyond the construction of two major outdoor rink facilities, the combined events were preparing to welcome nearly 400,000 guests to Detroit and Ann Arbor over the holiday period.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

I was not aware of the refund page. Oh well, now we know it's official.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

here's the official announcement from the nhl. you can either get a refund or keep the tickets for next years winter classic
http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

Well, thats nice. AT least they are offering a refund. That is much futher than I thought they would go.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Well, thats nice. AT least they are offering a refund. That is much futher than I thought they would go.


i'm not surprised they are offering a refund since that has been stated on the page ever since the event was announced but i was shocked that they are also refunding service and processing fees as well

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

i'm not surprised they are offering a refund since that has been stated on the page ever since the event was announced but i was shocked that they are also refunding service and processing fees as well


This.

Of course, now we run into the dilemma of: to get a refund or wait until next year? I know the overwhelming response would be to get a refund so the NHL feels it, but there is no chance in hell I'm missing this event if it takes place. Somebody else will just buy my tickets up anyways. I'll never be able to get tickets again if I give mine up. That's what Murphy tells me anyways.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

I am so ANGRY right now. Knew this was coming for weeks, and it just gets worse and worse. The 2012 lockout, for me anyway, is so much worse than the 2004-05 lockout. At least during THAT lockout, I felt like the game had serious problems that needed to be addressed. Also, we didn't know what the loss of a full season would feel like, and there was hope (until January) that it could be saved.

This time, I KNOW what a lockout feels like. And this lockout has NO purpose that means anything to a fan. All the people telling me that the owners need a bigger share of the pie so that the 18 teams losing money can be back in the black...shut up. Please shut up. There was nothing in the owners' proposal that would do anything to keep idiot GM's from circumventing their own rules they asked for, and generally doing an awful job running hockey teams in markets that don't even really want hockey.

If I hear the phrase "new NHL" one more time, I might have a nervous breakdown. What did we accomplish in exchange for losing an entire year? Take back your stupid salary cap, cap floor, trapezoid, regular season shootouts, and obstruction calls and give me back the old NHL. If you had to completely blow up the system to get what you want, and having gotten what you want (plus $3.3 billion revenues), and you STILL can't figure out how to divide up all the money you collected from the fans?!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

This.

Of course, now we run into the dilemma of: to get a refund or wait until next year? I know the overwhelming response would be to get a refund so the NHL feels it, but there is no chance in hell I'm missing this event if it takes place. Somebody else will just buy my tickets up anyways. I'll never be able to get tickets again if I give mine up. That's what Murphy tells me anyways.


yea i'm in quite a bind myself. as much as i despise anything nhl related right now, i know i'm going to regret it by the time next year rolls around if i give back my tickets. i already paid off the tickets on my credit card months ago so the money isn't really an issue for me.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

yea i'm in quite a bind myself. as much as i despise anything nhl related right now, i know i'm going to regret it by the time next year rolls around if i give back my tickets. i already paid off the tickets on my credit card months ago so the money isn't really an issue for me.


I'm right there with ya.

And of course, I just got an official text from the winter classic system.

Interesting thing I just read on HF boards. Someone was speculating the writing had been on the wall all along as "this year's" WC logo doesn't have a date, whereas the rest of them had the year integrated into them.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

that is interesting. i doubt that they had already planned on cancelling the event when they were designing the logo but they might've had a potential lockout on their minds

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

Sickening.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

that is interesting. i doubt that they had already planned on cancelling the event when they were designing the logo but they might've had a potential lockout on their minds


I'm sure they didn't 'plan' for it, and it sickens me to think it could have been on their minds, but in all honesty you can't fault them for anticipating it, you can't avoid the facts the CBA was expiring. You know what they say: Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

You make your own caption, I'm too disgusted right now.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

This.

Of course, now we run into the dilemma of: to get a refund or wait until next year? I'll never be able to get tickets again if I give mine up. That's what Murphy tells me anyways.


This is playing in my mind as well Im glad I have a few days to decide. One thing I am asking myself is hypothetically speaking if the winter classic tickets were available to be purchased a year in advance would I have bought them? Im sure I would have I am reminding myself this is The Wings and the Leafs in something I will probably never see again in my life. I dont want to kick myself a year from now and start frantically running around trying to get tickets to this thing because I forgot what happened this year.

As angry as I am with the NHL I am surprised that I am leaning towards keeping the tickets till next year even though the "thing to do" should be to get my money back

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

Eh... I know Toronto and Detroit fans feel really shafted due to the obvious, but let us hope things in the end will be worth the wait.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

Another great job done by our great commissioner, I hope whoever owns the Leafs now and Illitch are going to speak up finally against this undersized idiot. God job of killing yourself NHL what a s***job.

Isn't it funny? The by far best WC logos are the ones without the damn BS logo on them *lol*

but whatever the league just shot themselves in the foot even more. I hope it was worth it for some of the crying poor owners and their midget, f*** the NHL seriously. I didn't care that much about the WC itself but seeing the perfect human one more time would have been great.

This ******* has now cost us:

- WC
- 1 year of Y
- 2 years of Datsyuk
- 2 years of Zetterberg
- 1 year of the perfect human
- Wings owner millions of $ so he can pony up his stupid sunbelt and micky mouse clubs

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Done with the NHL for a while. If they return this season, I most likely won't care.





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