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SCHUEY F1
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(10-18-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by yyzjohn

Yeah, need a culture change and shift in thinking just like the Leafs did when Shanahan came on board. Will Montreal be ready for it though?

Being limited to French-Canadian coaches and management is one place to start.
yyzjohn
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(10-18-2017, 03:41 PM)

Originally Posted by imBask

Lots of empty seats to be expected, but at this point it shouldn't be an issue. 15 years of massive profit should be enough to tank 4-5 years

The good news is, it doesn't take that long to rebuild if you're fully committed to it and draft properly. With guys making impacts at 19-20 years old, you hit on a few good picks and you can turn your team around. Look at the Leafs, Shanahan was brought in 2014, they were a total fucking joke, and now just over 3 years later they've turned it around and look like a playoff team. Of course you have to get lucky with the lottery like we did, but still we drafted Nylander, Marner, Rielly, Kadri, Brown all with non first overall picks and they're all contributing.
Quick
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(10-18-2017, 04:03 PM)
First back-to-back games for the Leafs, I guess this McElhinney starts tonight against the Wings. TheScore app seems to assume this as well.

This is probably the first game all month that I'm able to watch from the beginning instead of catching it halfway or most of the way done.

On sadder news, I've never listened to the Tragically Hip on my own time, though you just kind of hear their music everywhere anyway. I respect the band's influence in Canada, and definitely respect Gord Downie. RIP.
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 04:16 PM)
I took a picture of the pathetic tarp over the seats yesterday, I couldn't believe how sad and stupid it looks. Melnyk you are such a loser lol. Always embarrassing us.

Quick
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(10-18-2017, 04:21 PM)
On the plus side, the SNES are using the O logo everywhere, even when covering seats.
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 04:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Quick

On the plus side, the SNES are using the O logo everywhere, even when covering seats.

Yeah even on the scoreboard last night.
bonesmccoy
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(10-18-2017, 04:27 PM)
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There's an interesting piece up on The Athletic about the Canucks ticket sales. Talks about the cost of living, high ticket prices, poor team performance this all contributing to a poor fan experience.

I wonder how much of the same applies in Ottawa?
Foggy
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(10-18-2017, 04:45 PM)
How's the traffic to see a Canucks game?

I hear the traffic to see a Sens game is unbearable. Borderline uncivilized, in fact.
Quick
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(10-18-2017, 04:46 PM)

Originally Posted by bonesmccoy

There's an interesting piece up on The Athletic about the Canucks ticket sales. Talks about the cost of living, high ticket prices, poor team performance this all contributing to a poor fan experience.

I wonder how much of the same applies in Ottawa?

Poor fan experience and bad location maybe?
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 04:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Quick

Poor fan experience and bad location maybe?

Well, the bad location was always there and didn't have this problem before.

I think its just complacency in the market, also the city's biggest employer not being able to pay its employees is still a huge problem, and that doesn't get talked about much.

I got underpaid this morning. HURRAHHH!!
Buba Big Guns
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(10-18-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by bonesmccoy

There's an interesting piece up on The Athletic about the Canucks ticket sales. Talks about the cost of living, high ticket prices, poor team performance this all contributing to a poor fan experience.

I wonder how much of the same applies in Ottawa?

Ottawa's problems are more due to garbage old man marketing, and especially arena location.

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Well, the bad location was always there and didn't have this problem before.

I think its just complacency in the market, also the city's biggest employer not being able to pay its employees is still a huge problem, and that doesn't get talked about much.

I got underpaid this morning. HURRAHHH!!

I think we always had the location problem, it was just masked by having some of the best teams in the NHL in the past.
Marvie_3
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(10-18-2017, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cake Boss

I took a picture of the pathetic tarp over the seats yesterday, I couldn't believe how sad and stupid it looks. Melnyk you are such a loser lol. Always embarrassing us.

Dont worry cake. I'm due to win the lottery soon. I'll buy the Sens and run them the right way with good canadian boys on the ice. 👍🏻
Zombie James
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(10-18-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cake Boss

I took a picture of the pathetic tarp over the seats yesterday, I couldn't believe how sad and stupid it looks. Melnyk you are such a loser lol. Always embarrassing us.

I joke about this being the Guy Boucher effect, but what's the real reason? Just the location of the arena?
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 05:20 PM)
Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

We are currently cheering for Amazon to set up shop in Ottawa during a TV timeout. I’m not making this up.

bonesmccoy
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(10-18-2017, 05:20 PM)
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The location is fucking atrocious.

edit: so is that
Silexx
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(10-18-2017, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zombie James

I joke about this being the Guy Boucher effect, but what's the real reason? Just the location of the arena?

Cake Boss already touched on this, but I agree that the Pheonix pay system has had a much bigger impact than people are willing to admit. It's not just that some people are not getting paid, it's that there's a chilling effect across the public service where people across the board are wondering 'Am I next?' and it's causing civil servants to tighten up financially and cutting back on non-essential expenses.
Dubbedinenglish
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(10-18-2017, 05:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

Well, did you cheer?
Pikma
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(10-18-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

Lmao
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 05:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Dubbedinenglish

Well, did you cheer?

No, I was explaining to the 65 year old white man beside me why Ceci sucks.
Yawnier
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(10-18-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

Loooooool holy shit
lamaroo
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(10-18-2017, 05:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

No, I was explaining to the 65 year old white man beside me why Ceci sucks.

You can't teach size
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 05:28 PM)

Originally Posted by lamaroo

You can't teach size

He was going on about his localness, legit.

Also I noticed how they also do the out of town scoreboard, they showed all the scores for the games, except for one. The Leafs game. I checked the score quickly on my phone and the Leafs were winning. You can sense the the fickleness of the fanbase, that they don't want to hear about the leafs winning lol or the franchise is too insecure to show it, and I saw so many embarrassing custom jeseys of "Leafs suck" yesterday. urrrghhhhh


okay enough shitting on this franchise for one day.



How about them les habitants.
DopeyFish
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(10-18-2017, 05:31 PM)
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Leafs alongside Tampa now cup faves according to odds makers

:o
imBask
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(10-18-2017, 05:33 PM)

Originally Posted by DopeyFish

Leafs alongside Tampa now cup faves according to odds makers

:o

odds makers had the canadiens 3rd I think

calm down
Pikma
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(10-18-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by DopeyFish

Leafs alongside Tampa now cup faves according to odds makers

:o

And?
Buba Big Guns
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(10-18-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cake Boss

He was going on about his localness, legit.

Also I noticed how they also do the out of town scoreboard, they showed all the scores for the games, except for one. The Leafs game. I checked the score quickly on my phone and the Leafs were winning. You can sense the the fickleness of the fanbase, that they don't want to hear about the leafs winning lol or the franchise is too insecure to show it, and I saw so many embarrassing custom jeseys of "Leafs suck" yesterday. urrrghhhhh


okay enough shitting on this franchise for one day.



How about them les habitants.

Eugene needs to sell the team ASAP. The marketing department is stuck in the 80s
imBask
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(10-18-2017, 05:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

How about them les habitants.

you're 23rd in corsi, so sit down pleb you don't get to talk to us
MetatronM
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(10-18-2017, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by CreeperBlocks

Do you think AV will get fired?

Ask me again in November. He just signed a huge contract back in January, I believe, and the fact is that our record is worse than the team actually has been. We could easily be 4-3 right now even with our stupid starts with even slightly better luck. Right now the only teams with a worse PDO are Arizona, Edmonton, and Montreal despite otherwise good statistical numbers. We seem to be in positive numbers in most other advanced stat categories (and we're leading the NHL in hits, so we're good on Grit™ too). EDIT: Actually, I realize now that I was looking at all situations rather than 5-on-5, where our Corsi is not so good and our PDO climbs up a couple spots to 24th.

So AV has a very long leash to work with, but the longer this goes on, the more likely Jeff Gorton is going to have his hand forced. We already have Lindy Ruff behind the bench.
ActStriker
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(10-18-2017, 05:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

lol at the noise meter levels
Cake Boss
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(10-18-2017, 06:11 PM)
We were Vancouver Riot levels loud y'all !!!
ElephantShell
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(10-18-2017, 06:12 PM)

Originally Posted by bonesmccoy

There's an interesting piece up on The Athletic about the Canucks ticket sales. Talks about the cost of living, high ticket prices, poor team performance this all contributing to a poor fan experience.

I wonder how much of the same applies in Ottawa?

Not surprised people living in Vancouver don't want to buy Canucks tickets. Gotta save every penny when that city is so stupid expensive.
Marvie_3
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(10-18-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElephantShell

Not surprised people living in Vancouver don't want to buy Canucks tickets. Gotta save every penny when that city is so stupid expensive.

Just get rich parents and some ikea furniture
RC
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(10-18-2017, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElephantShell

Not surprised people living in Vancouver don't want to buy Canucks tickets. Gotta save every penny when that city is so stupid expensive.

I survive on the change people throw into fountains.
Quick
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(10-18-2017, 06:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

loooooollllllllll wtf
CreeperBlocks
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(10-18-2017, 06:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

Lol SNES
Marvie_3
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(10-18-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by RC

I survive on the change people throw into fountains.

Video of you at work wearing your fanciest bow:


Jinaar
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(10-18-2017, 06:51 PM)
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Oilers tanking is somewhat of a good thing for me. Saves me 3 hrs a game night to do hobbies, catch up on shows and see people. Always a silver lining to be found if you want to find one.
Snaku
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(10-18-2017, 07:03 PM)
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Only day the Panthers are going to be in town this season is this Saturday, and I've got a wedding to attend. Had already bought tickets before I received the invitation too. :(
Fate_Shirou
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(10-18-2017, 07:03 PM)
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good thing i didnt buy tickets to that sens game :(
even tho i wanted to see the Canucks live :((
RC
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(10-18-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fate_Shirou

good thing i didnt buy tickets to that sens game :(
even tho i wanted to see the Canucks live :((

Have you seeked out help from a medical professional?
Fate_Shirou
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(10-18-2017, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by RC

Have you seeked out help from a medical professional?

the time of seeing the sedins play live is shrinking
do it now or you will have to find old videotapes of them in smelly's basement
Quick
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(10-18-2017, 07:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Snaku

Only day the Panthers are going to be in town this season is this Saturday, and I've got a wedding to attend. Had already bought tickets before I received the invitation too. :(

You know what to do.

Sell the tickets and attend the wedding like a good person, unless you hate the wedding party.
19 & 21
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(10-18-2017, 07:15 PM)
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Someone is trying to get someone else to pay $700 for a Scorpio in a certain thread on this forum.
Quick
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(10-18-2017, 07:17 PM)

Originally Posted by 19 & 21

Someone is trying to get someone else to pay $700 for a Scorpio in a certain thread on this forum.

Say what now.
Dubbedinenglish
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(10-18-2017, 07:22 PM)

Originally Posted by 19 & 21

Someone is trying to get someone else to pay $700 for a Scorpio in a certain thread on this forum.

When will enough be enough for Creeper, jeez.
19 & 21
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(10-18-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dubbedinenglish

When will enough be enough for Creeper, jeez.

Galchenyuk for an Xbox One S and a 7th.
Snaku
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(10-18-2017, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

You know what to do.

Sell the tickets and attend the wedding like a good person, unless you hate the wedding party.

Already sold them, still feels bad. Probably gonna lose anyway. :(
Marvie_3
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(10-18-2017, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

You know what to do.

Sell the tickets and attend the wedding like a good person, unless you hate the wedding party.

Lol fuck that. Id go to an ECHL split squad preseason game before id go to a wedding any day.
zroid
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(10-18-2017, 07:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Cake Boss

Also yesterday.


They asked us to cheer and make noise for Amazon to bring their NA shop to Ottawa.

Shit was so cringe worthy. URRRRGHHHHH This franchise is legit ECHL level of marketing and entertainment.

lmaoooo
mdubs
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(10-18-2017, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by yyzjohn

Yeah, need a culture change and shift in thinking just like the Leafs did when Shanahan came on board. Will Montreal be ready for it though?

No, because they'll hire Patrick Roy first.

We all know this is inevitable

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