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NHL Officially Cancels 2013 Winter Classic


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#61 The Axe

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

As a Canadian, f*** the NHL and the US currency.

Paid:
OEI JLA BOX OFFICE 313-396-7575, MI 708.00 USD @ 1.022768
$724.12

Received:
OEI JLA BOX OFFICE 313-396-7575, MI -708.00 USD @ .970127
$686.85


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

I guess I don't understand conversion rates very well, because that confuses me. I understand there should be two values, that of the US dollar and that of the CAD dollar. However, why are there three numbers?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

I guess I don't understand conversion rates very well, because that confuses me. I understand there should be two values, that of the US dollar and that of the CAD dollar. However, why are there three numbers?


At the time Danielsm paid for the tickets, the exchange rate for Canadian-to-US dollars was 1.022768, meaning that $1USD = $1.02CDN. So for the $708 US price, he actually paid $724.12 from his pocket. At the time of the refund, the exchange rate for Canadian-to-US dollars was 0.970127, meaning that $1 USD = $0.97CDN. So for the $708 US refund, he only received $686.85 back.

Because the Wings/JLA Box Office can only trade in US Dollars, they could only refund the original $708.00 USD they received, regardless of the currency exchange rate. Through no fault of his own, Danielsm got screwed out of $37.27, or the cost of one beer at the now-cancelled Winter Classic.

$708.00 US x 1.022768 = $724.12 Canadian - Amount Paid
$708.00 US x 0.970127 = $686.85 Canadian - Amount Refunded

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up, I had not realized one was a refund. That is unfortunate. I also didn't realize the US dollar was worth more than the CAD right now.

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#65 Euro_Twins

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up, I had not realized one was a refund. That is unfortunate. I also didn't realize the US dollar was worth more than the CAD right now.


It is always up and down, honestly it is luck of the draw, one day it might be worth .97 and the next day it is worth 1.02.

#66 PROBIE4PREZ

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

What happens if the NHL REGULAR season starts around Dec. 20th? I keep hearing allot of positive things from tonight's meeting. Could the NHL put the Winter Classic back in motion? Or is the prepping for a event like that take more than 26 days? lol.

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#67 rrasco

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

It won't happen. Half the people got their refunds. People cancelled travel/lodging plans. They won't try to rush it. Nobody would show up.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

It won't happen. Half the people got their refunds. People cancelled travel/lodging plans. They won't try to rush it. Nobody would show up.


Plus at this point it would be stupid to have it. The ratings would be awful, the attendance poor, The NHL would lose more money on it than what would be invested in it.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

01 Jan 2013. One big fat :(


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Nice day for a hockey game outside eh, remember the weather today and lets see what we get next year in return



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Can't wait for the game today! 

 

.....oh. 


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Babcock better replace Samuelsson with Smith at the point.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

What a great hockeygame this will be, so glad to see the perfect human one more time outthere. I am sure the arena is already packed with fans and decked in red and blue white!

 

Thanks to the supreme NHL for making that possible, you really care about the fans.........


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#74 rrasco

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I'm pretty ticked that I should be in Michigan right now.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

Oh well, I'll be at the Big House for hockey in 364 more days...supposedly...   :glare:


Edited by Hockeytown0001, 02 January 2013 - 03:26 AM.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

The title of this thread doesn't describe what's going on now, so let's continue the conversation in another thread.


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