I don't get why when someone talks about how they hate how a player dives and slashes and cross check that it turns into "why do so many people hate said player so much and give him so much hate" No one in this thread has said anything near that they hated the guy as strong as some people claim....Yeah we hate the way he cross checks,dives..slashes his way around in games and doesn't get called. That's what I hate. Yes is is very talented no one is denying that at all. He is just needs to grow up..stop crying like a punk...stop with the cheap slashes,cross checks...slew foots and dives and he would be an awesome player. Have you guys forgotten how many times he has done this to wings players in the games with no retribution? I think that's why he does it. Wings are way too soft on him.
He does it because he thinks it will help his team get a make up call, or get a pp to help his team.
Hes made some questionable plays against the wings and every other team, but that's not why hes doing it vs Ottawa.
And it was a fair question.
If you read through the thread he was absolutely getting hate.
Some of it was warranted, like talking about how he was jumping up and down on the ice when the call was made on the slash, or when he was throwing a fit in the hallway, but he was absolutely getting hated on.
And he gets a lot of hate pretty much everywhere, not just here.
He's young, an amazing player, and he has an attitude..
I never said the GM set ticket policy, what I said it that the GM has power, and unless its coming from the owner or president, if the GM is firmly against something, I'm sure he has pull to veto it.
Also, if you are going to say I am "100% incorrect", please post a link or something to backup your statements, otherwise you are just sharing your opinion.
You are only saying that because it's Steve Yzerman. No other NHL team has a GM meddle in business affairs outside of the NHL roster.
And yes I'm working on finding a link for exactly who controls ticket policy. I guarantee you Tampa is set up like every other NHL team and has an Executive VP for that purpose....
EDIT: I could only find stories that had quotes coming from the team's communications director, so I called their ticket office directly at 813.301.6600. Per someone named Tony, this policy was envisioned by the owner and put into practice by the COO. Yzerman has ZERO to do with it. Feel free to call yourself if you want.