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Postby wheelingfeeling on Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:09 pm

Anyone ever come to ol Wheeling to watch the Nailers. I think they are doing bad this year....
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Postby Jim on Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:09 am

I have gone to a good number of games, but not this year. I have probably seen upwards of 40 over the last 6 or so years.
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Postby wheelingfeeling on Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:27 pm

Sweet. I like to watch games there. THats where i played in High School
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Postby jimjom on Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:00 pm

Been there and enjoy the atmosphere and prices but got burned on a couple of promotions there two years ago and I have vowed never to go back.
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Postby Jim on Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:45 pm

jimjom wrote:Been there and enjoy the atmosphere and prices but got burned on a couple of promotions there two years ago and I have vowed never to go back.


What it the nesting dolls?
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Postby Spikey on Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:23 pm

I'm thinking about heading down on the 31st to catch the game. It'll be the first for me.
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Re: Wheeling Nailers

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:19 am

wheelingfeeling wrote:Anyone ever come to ol Wheeling to watch the Nailers. I think they are doing bad this year....


What's the story in a nutshell?
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Postby Spikey on Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:50 pm

I'm heading down next weekend (probably Friday) to my first ever Nailers game. Can anyone give me any advice in terms of the best sections to sit, where/how much to park, etc.? Is the arena pretty easy to find?

Also, how is watching an AHL game live vs. an NHL game?

TIA.
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Postby eastonpensfan on Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:05 pm

Spikey wrote:I'm heading down next weekend (probably Friday) to my first ever Nailers game. Can anyone give me any advice in terms of the best sections to sit, where/how much to park, etc.? Is the arena pretty easy to find?

Also, how is watching an AHL game live vs. an NHL game?

TIA.


Actually, you will be seeing an ECHL game, a level below AHL.

The beautiful thing about minor league hockey is its much more of a family-friendly atmosphere. Cheaper prices, more fan interaction, etc.

But, you will notice a big difference in the quality of play from NHL to ECHL. Don't get too upset about overskated pucks, pucks that bounce over sticks at the point, or sloppy defense.

It is still a good time though.
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Postby Spikey on Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:33 pm

eastonpensfan wrote:
Spikey wrote:I'm heading down next weekend (probably Friday) to my first ever Nailers game. Can anyone give me any advice in terms of the best sections to sit, where/how much to park, etc.? Is the arena pretty easy to find?

Also, how is watching an AHL game live vs. an NHL game?

TIA.


Actually, you will be seeing an ECHL game, a level below AHL.

The beautiful thing about minor league hockey is its much more of a family-friendly atmosphere. Cheaper prices, more fan interaction, etc.

But, you will notice a big difference in the quality of play from NHL to ECHL. Don't get too upset about overskated pucks, pucks that bounce over sticks at the point, or sloppy defense.

It is still a good time though.


I knew that about it being ECHL. My fingers were working faster than my brain. :oops:

Nah, the sloppy play won't bother me too much. As long as it's exciting, I'll be happy.
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Postby Spikey on Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:19 am

Wow, that helps a lot. Thanks so much! :D
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Postby Idoit40fans on Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:43 pm

I didn't feel like making a new topic for this, but I always see the advertisements for the Nailers, I just haven't motivated myself to get to a game yet. Maybe next year.
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Postby Jim on Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:49 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I didn't feel like making a new topic for this, but I always see the advertisements for the Nailers, I just haven't motivated myself to get to a game yet. Maybe next year.


It is worth it.
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Postby Ron` on Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:42 am

There's always Johnstown too. But I haven't seen a game there in years either.
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Postby Jim on Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:12 am

I have never been to a game in Johnstown. We talk about it, and then go to Wheeling, lol. I guess we are just already familar with the drive and all.
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Postby Spikey on Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:59 pm

I went to the Nailers' game last Friday night and I'm going again tonight. It's different than watching the Pens, obviously, but a lot of fun.
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Postby crzymike on Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:27 am

Spikey wrote:I went to the Nailers' game last Friday night and I'm going again tonight. It's different than watching the Pens, obviously, but a lot of fun.
If you go down to wheeling next season , head to wheeling downs :) . Play the ponies or the dogs and good luck.
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Postby jimjom on Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:01 pm

Jim wrote:
jimjom wrote:Been there and enjoy the atmosphere and prices but got burned on a couple of promotions there two years ago and I have vowed never to go back.


What it the nesting dolls?


Sorry, Jim, I'm 2.5 months behind in this reply. No, it was the Lemieux bobblehead and "Ric Flair Night" WHOOOO! turned into "WHOOOPS!" We only let the first 2,000 fans get bobbleheads, and only 500 people can meet the Nature Boy. As far as I'm converned that organization is a complete sideshow and other ECHL teams outsurpass its professionalism. They could play Nailers games in a 500 seat arena and people still wouldn't come. Just my thoughts.
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Postby Jim on Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:16 pm

jimjom wrote:
Jim wrote:
jimjom wrote:Been there and enjoy the atmosphere and prices but got burned on a couple of promotions there two years ago and I have vowed never to go back.


What it the nesting dolls?


Sorry, Jim, I'm 2.5 months behind in this reply. No, it was the Lemieux bobblehead and "Ric Flair Night" WHOOOO! turned into "WHOOOPS!" We only let the first 2,000 fans get bobbleheads, and only 500 people can meet the Nature Boy. As far as I'm converned that organization is a complete sideshow and other ECHL teams outsurpass its professionalism. They could play Nailers games in a 500 seat arena and people still wouldn't come. Just my thoughts.


There seemed to be decent turnouts when I have gone. The odd semi-empty game, but also a couple near sell-outs.

My only gripe with their promotions was a couple years ago when they had nesting dolls, but you only got one doll per game... you had to go to three games to get the three levels of the nesting dolls. THat was BS.
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