This is old, but you have to appreciate the begs to prevent Pens fans from buying tickets to the regular season games.
Yes Ted, PLEASE don't let Pens fans fill up the arena. It's much better to have 10,000 Caps fans with empty seats (and an emptier wallet for you).
Does it suck for opposing teams' fans? Yes
Would I be mad if I were blocked from seeing a game somewhere because of my ZIP code? Yes
Am I glad they did it? Yes
If I were an NHL owner, would I have backed off a policy because some attorney threatened me without consulting my legal team? No