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Old 11-26-2007, 11:01 AM   #346
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You should totally buy the Isles.

Hockey games = expensive. Although, in Detroit, Wealth Capital of America, tickets are now going for the low low price of *drumroll*




$8!

I have a friend who occasionally happens upon tickets so when I can go, I go for free.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:03 AM   #347
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$8!
$8??!!

Jesus! That won't even cover parking in Toronto!
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:14 AM   #348
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$8??!!

Jesus! That won't even cover parking in Toronto!
Gotta love that strong American dollar, eh?

Well, that just covers the ticket - parking around here always requires at least the loss of one limb. Two if you arrive late.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:38 PM   #349
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You can't even go to a QMJHL game for eight bucks!

What a bargain!
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I wouldn't pay even $8 for a Sea Dogs ticket.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:46 PM   #351
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man for $8.00 a ticket, the Leafs could lose every night for all I care!
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:51 PM   #352
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Beav, I read in the paper last week about Charles Wang's "LightHouse Project" to re-develop the area around Nassau Coliseum, and completely revamp the facade and interior of the arena, including dropping the ice five feet in order to add more luxury suites.

It sounds like an exciting and interesting proposal. What do you think about it? Will it be enough to increase or even sustain interest in the Islanders?

More importantly, do you think it will ever see the light of day?
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I hope it passes. Nothing interesting has been built in Nassau County since........ever? I think it looks amazing, and the area it's in now is this huge parking lot with the Coliseum (which looks exactly the same as it did 25 years ago when I was there for the circus) and a hotel off to the east. It's flat and dead looking.

Will it pass? I dunno. People out here love to bitch and moan and kill things that might bring change. Everyone is scared it's going to cost them money - on top of the ridiculously high taxes they already pay - but I think it would be good for everyone. We'll see I guess.


Will more people come to see the Islanders because of it? Probably not. Maybe a few. It might attract some business people like the Rangers get - they rent out the boxes for a few grand a pop - that'd be good. And I've heard more than once that if it doesn't go through, that's it for the Isles on Long Island.
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Well, I hope it happens.

It looks really nice!

http://lighthouseli.com/
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Well.....duh.



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Peddie: Hiring Ferguson was a mistake

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11/27/2007 10:21:19 AM

A day after Toronto Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson Jr. denied reports that he tried to fire coach Paul Maurice, Ferguson himself might be looking over his shoulder.

Richard Peddie, the President of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, told the Toronto Sun that hiring Ferguson, who had no prior experience as a general manager, was a mistake.

"To be honest, it was a mistake on my part for not fully understanding at the time what the job of being (the Leafs GM) in this market fully entailed," Peddie told the Sun. "Let's face it. It probably was the wrong place for a rookie general manager to start. I mean, all GMs make mistakes, but they are not under the constant microscope and scrutiny that you have in Toronto, which is, in our opinion, the top hockey market there is.

"That is all hindsight now. John has had time to learn a lot since then."

Under Ferguson, the Leafs have a 134-99-34 record and have made the playoffs just once in three NHL seasons.

The 40-year-old executive was a dark horse hire in August of 2003, beating out high-profile candidates like Neil Smith and Steve Tambellini for the position. Ferguson came on board with no previous GM experience, but worked as assistant general manager and vice-president and director of hockey operations for the St. Louis Blues. He was also a member of the Ottawa Senators' scouting staff from 1993 to 1996.

Peddie also denied reports that the Leafs have been looking for candidates to replace either Ferguson or Maurice.

"We have not had talks along those lines with anyone since the summer," Peddie said to the Sun, referring to the off-season hunt for a senior adviser to help Ferguson.

Despite the fan and media outcry for the team the make changes, he told the paper that they won't make any hasty decisions.

"We're not reactionary in this tough time but we feel (the fans' anger)," he told the Sun. "We read the papers. We listen to the talk shows. We know, believe me."
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Ok, first the Lions and now the Wings. Only 2 wins in their last seven.

ETA: Win tonight against the Flames.
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Draper's out for two weeks with a sprained knee. Damn it.
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I wouldn't pay even $8 for a Sea Dogs ticket.
Can't argue there Though they are marginally better than last year.. I haven't gotten to a game yet this year.. whenever I go.. they really suck. It's like they haul out extra suckage just for me. At least the fries are good..
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