My daughter mentioned to me that a plane with Boston media heading back to Boston heard a baby crying in the back and then the pilot coming on the PA asking why Sidney Crosby was on the plane. Don't know if it's true
The placed used to be packed. Maybe 75% full now....not so much.
And its little things that ruined it for me. Idk what everyone else reason is.
But music selection. At a hockey game I want stuff like acdc not Taylor swift.
Banging on the glass is against their rules. Yelling things about the other team.
The stadium announcer used to announce stuff like "such and such is back to even strength" after a penalty and the fans would then yell "and they still suck". So because of the fans chant they stopped announcing when the opposing team killed off penalties.
And the list goes on.. .
That's too bad. Afraid they are going to bweak there poor wittle hearts? I remember when they were announcing the opposing teams names the crowd would shout after every player's name "Who cares".
I just get sick of the PC crap that goes on this world any more.
The NHL doesn't care about how good the team is, it cares about how much revenue it can bring in. When you say "parity" do you think they are talking about the competition? No. They are talking about revenue and salary parity. The NHL wanted a cap so the Detroit's of the league can not sign all the big names anymore. They wanted the smaller markets to be the only ones who can sign the big names so they can generate more revenue with those names. Why do you think Minnesota was able to sign the Olsen Twins over the summer? Do you think for a minute that id there was no salary cap that those guys would have gone to Minnesota? You make it so the successful franchises cannot sign the big names, now the small markets get to give them $14M a year and people buy the Parise and Suter jersey's. But when it comes down to it, the team is so mismanaged that they still aren't as good as the same top 6 teams that are always there. Now Minnesota is probably going to be forced to buyout a top player and all of a sudden the team isn't even as good as it was this past season.
If we had league parity on a talent scale, then there would be different teams in the final 4 every year. (at least more than there is now.) But no, the 5 remaining teams where the last 5 Stanley Cup winners.
It's all about generating a couple years of profits in a city, its not about winning. At least to the NHL. To the fans, once they realize their team still sucks, even with the superstar on their team, they stop going to the games...especially in places like Nashville, Florida, Phoenix and Carolina. You see how well it did for the Preds when they signed Weber to that huge contract... Sure, fans will go for a couple of seasons to see if the teams gets better around Weber, but it won't and they will stop coming....again.
Its got nothing to do with "puck luck". The Hawks were playing like crap at the beginning of the last series. They have since found their game. If the Wings got a do-over and played them again the series would be over in 4 or 5 games now.
Ah, yeah it does. It was tied in OT. We could have easily scored and moved on.