Letang Is The Truth wrote:i dont understand why people are upset at this for being a money grab? heaven forbid people try to maximize their profits.
It just went from being a cool event (because of the once a year rarity, special day on New Years where the whole fam can get together and watch etc) to just another ho hum thing for the sponsors, not the fans. This isn't about doing something good for the people who watch the sport, to welcome hockey back from the Olympics (as if any real fan will miss olympic hockey for 2 weeks), its aout plastering advertisments everywhere and putting 24/7 coverage of the 'charade' on NHLN for 2 weeks straight. Factor in the almost guaranteed **** hockey that is a byproduct, especially that game in SoCal, and I'm just not into it. It went from being special, to meh.
For what tickets cost me to sit in the nosebleeds for the WC, I'll likely never go to an outdoor game again, because the actual hockey viewing part of it sucked. Atmosphere was cool, great to say you were there, party and tailgate before, but it will definately lose something when theres 6 a year.