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Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:57 am

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i ... L|PIT|home

Last time they gave away promotions was when we sucked.

They stopped doing this when bandwagoners came out in droves to buy season tickets, and they didn't give a damn anymore about giving away free stuff.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 am

are you chastising the pens for offering promotions to the fans for the shortened season? if they didnt offer anything then we would have 50 threads about them not caring about the fans. what would you have them do?
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:24 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:are you chastising the pens for offering promotions to the fans for the shortened season? if they didnt offer anything then we would have 50 threads about them not caring about the fans. what would you have them do?


To be fair, we're going to have posts about how the Pens didn't do enough. It really is lose - lose.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:25 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:are you chastising the pens for offering promotions to the fans for the shortened season? if they didnt offer anything then we would have 50 threads about them not caring about the fans. what would you have them do?


Wtf I highly doubt you'd have 50 threads about them not caring...they haven't cared for the past 3/4 years.

I just find it funny that they suddenly are giving stuff away this season. I don't care either way, even when we used to get 4 bobbleheads/year I'd end up throwing them out.

I will admit the Crosby/Fleury banners they gave away 2005/2006 were pretty sweet though. The rest of it is junk.

I really don't see why they're doing this.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:29 am

probably as an olive branch to the fans for being locked out for the half season. not sure though. crazy idea.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:31 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:probably as an olive branch to the fans for being locked out for the half season. not sure though. crazy idea.


I don't see the Pens needing to do this though, I think attendance won't suffer regardless.

However, in the smaller markets like Phoenix/southern teams this would be vital to bringing back fans.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Ossa on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:33 am

Huh. They give away crappy promotions every year. Maybe you just have a short memory.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby skullman80 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:33 am

You may not see the reason for the Pens needing to do it, but they obviously do. Can't help to try and get the casual fan back that may still be somewhat PO'd. The diehards will be there no matter what.

It's a lose-lose though, either way a portion of the fanbase would *****.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby manicmonday18 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:33 am

I don't know what games you have been attending but there have been this many promotions every single year...there are simply less games so the give aways occur more frequently this year. Just because the season is truncated, the Pens aren't going to turn down the advertisers who want to sponsor said giveaways. Not everything is deeper than it seems...
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:35 am

Ossa wrote:Huh. They give away crappy promotions every year. Maybe you just have a short memory.


They haven't given stuff out since the CEC opened...or at least not to any of the games I've been to.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:37 am

I am pretty sure i'd be able to tell that was Malkin even if no one told me. Progress.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby It'sagreatdayforhockey! on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:52 am

DocEmrick wrote:
Ossa wrote:Huh. They give away crappy promotions every year. Maybe you just have a short memory.


They haven't given stuff out since the CEC opened...or at least not to any of the games I've been to.



http://www.pghsportsforum.com/forum/sho ... l-Schedule
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:54 am

DocEmrick wrote:
Ossa wrote:Huh. They give away crappy promotions every year. Maybe you just have a short memory.


They haven't given stuff out since the CEC opened...or at least not to any of the games I've been to.


Just don't mention anything about the Penguins calling for a white out, than being the only team in history making you buy shirts, leading to a weird 50% white out. Because even if you throw the tshirts directly into a goodwill pile, it means you are a complainer and should go to the pirate games if you only go for bobbleheads.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:12 am

Doc has been very angry lately.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Ossa on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:16 am

It'sagreatdayforhockey! wrote:
DocEmrick wrote:
Ossa wrote:Huh. They give away crappy promotions every year. Maybe you just have a short memory.


They haven't given stuff out since the CEC opened...or at least not to any of the games I've been to.



http://www.pghsportsforum.com/forum/sho ... l-Schedule


Also the previous season, http://www.mondesishouse.com/2010/09/20 ... ional.html

They've been giving stuff away at CEC every season.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:20 am

I haven't received one single promotion from any of the games I went to. No mousepads, and especially no bobbleheads.

I guess I'm either:

A.) Drinking too much at the games
B.) Still bitter that we used to receive 4+ bobbleheads each year, and they have since not given one bobblehead

Of course it's not even that big of a deal anymore since I don't have a college desk to line bobbleheads with anymore
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:01 am

DocEmrick wrote:http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=650089&navid=DL|PIT|home

Last time they gave away promotions was when we sucked.

They stopped doing this when bandwagoners came out in droves to buy season tickets, and they didn't give a damn anymore about giving away free stuff.



Umm...they gave out promotions last year. I have a garden gnome to prove it.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby Bioshock on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:22 am

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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:46 am

I have received promotion items at a few of the games I've attend.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:47 am

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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby joopen on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:26 am

It's because of Obama
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby no name on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:02 am

When ever they offer bobble head people come out in droves. Seems to bring out the weirdest people in Pittsburgh.
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby heshootsandscores on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:37 pm

DocEmrick wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:are you chastising the pens for offering promotions to the fans for the shortened season? if they didnt offer anything then we would have 50 threads about them not caring about the fans. what would you have them do?


Wtf I highly doubt you'd have 50 threads about them not caring...they haven't cared for the past 3/4 years.

I just find it funny that they suddenly are giving stuff away this season. I don't care either way, even when we used to get 4 bobbleheads/year I'd end up throwing them out.

I will admit the Crosby/Fleury banners they gave away 2005/2006 were pretty sweet though. The rest of it is junk.

I really don't see why they're doing this.


hmmm...if you ever get any of this junk this year...and don't want it, I will gladly pay you something and pay for shipping. I tried to get tickets and was unsuccessful. I would love a Malkin bobble...please pm me if interested...
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Re: Lol @ Pens Promotions

Postby midd on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:45 pm

I'll take anyone's Malkin bobblehead then. I want to add to my collection.
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