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Ottawa Senators are trying "European style" supporter sections

08 September 2014 - 02:10 PM




allow the fans that want to be rowdy and have a good time more of a European hockey atmosphere. This is common in Europe. It's been said that Djurgardens in Sweden have the best fans in the world and the reason is they're standing and cheering the whole game. That's not the North American style and I think if we tried to do that in our building we'd be disappointed with the results but we're going to start with one section this year for 10 games. Our supporters in the Red Scarf Union are helping us with that and if people are interested in being part of those games and having a good time and bringing that European hockey mentality to Ottawa we encourage them to get in touch with the Red Scarf Union. We've given them access to tickets at a great price so they can pass those on to people and really have a great time in those sections. We hope to start that this year and build on it each year and if we can get one section really rocking then maybe next year we can expand that to two or more sections.


I always felt like real noise, not that plasticlike "clap your hands on the jumbotron" has been missing in NHL arenas. If the best league in the world can get european style support sections I think the sport and atmosphere would benefit greatly from it.


Here are some example (Sweden and Switzerland are the top dogs in icehockey support):


Djurgardens (Stockholm Sweden)


Bern (Switzerland)


Also something we have going on in Europe is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBGIvCvokw, basically it's against modern hockey and more support for local heroes/talents instead of selling out and adding too many foreigners to a team.


For those not knowing what the term "choreo" means: It's a shortcut for choreography it basically means supporters are preparing either a very big banner, picture or some small pyro-things before a game to show support and showcase themselves :-)


disclaimer: I'm not disrespecting the NHL style here I just think having SOME sections for that is a good idea.

Leiweke Leaving Toronto after 1 year

21 August 2014 - 12:04 PM



Must be the most difficult job in the NHL and yet their boards continues to hire all these brash, big mouth guys. Add to it the infight between Rogers and Bell and even as an experienced one people are in for hell. But the guy also didn't do himself any favors by trying to remove the pictures of former Leafs legends or book the cup parade. Still can't believe the BOG allowed Rogers/Bell to co-own this team.


That being said the star quoted an interview with his wife...I mean seriously he isn't even a player and they are going to interview his wife ? Something is clearly wrong with the Toronto media that place must be crazy.



Which Players Agency would you choose and why ?

26 July 2014 - 03:56 AM

I thought it would be fun speculating about each individuals favorite players agency.  Personally I would choose Creative Artist Agency found by Pat Brisson and J.P Barry reason being: they aren't as big as Newport Sports and therefore the personal maintenance should be even better plus CAA is the second most powerful agency in the NHL, so they for sure have the power to negotiate great contracts for their clients and won't bow to lowball offers or deal with their clients being treated poorly (i.e Luongo).



Newport - http://www.thehockeyagency.com/

Creative Artist Agency - http://www.caa.com

Octagon - http://www.octagonhockey.com

Bobby Orr Hockey Group - http://orrhockey.com...key/leadership/

Titansports - http://www.titan365.com



Values and some clients - http://www.forbes.co...e-nhl-agencies/

Bring in Loiselle or Poulin as assistant GMs?

23 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

Leafs just fired their Co GMs and Loiselle is considered a cap guru, so maybe he could help us with an outside perspective.

Gretzky maybe part of a Seattle Investors Group

05 July 2014 - 12:40 AM



Man If I were Canadian this would piss me off like hell, the great one should be lobbying for Canadian teams not US teams. Also I know the guy is extremely rich but like Lemieux he is not a billionaire, so he would need a lot of investors just to finance the arena, player salaries, stuff...I don't think this is a good idea at all.


The Post states that Gretzky's group is one of three trying to get a team to the Pacific Northwest, though it's not known if the method would be to buy an existing franchise or set up an expansion team.


Why not use relocation it would be easier for all the involved parties