2018 ECHL ASG

Discussion in 'ECHL, NWHL, and other Minor Pro Leagues' started by LadyStanley, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. LadyStanley

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    I hope Indy & the fans attending make a darn good impression on the League next weekend. I'd sure like to see the ASG event hosted in a Midwest city (according to the U.S. Census Bureau) more often in the future.
     
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    Just a heads up, the game and skills competition start Monday at 1:00 PM. While it is a federal holiday, Monday's are generally not considered "weekends". :D
     
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    Toledo will do the same next year. MLK Day is a day off school in most big cities & families are looking for something to do. The ASG will never be on a "weekend" because no team wants to give up two weekend home dates to benefit one team, but a Monday on a 3-day weekend (into a window opened by NHL Network) works. Indy should have a good crowd.
     
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    I think it is a good choice. The Royals have had a MLK matinee game for several years, and promote it with the schools, handing out vouchers for a free kids ticket with an adult ticket when they do appearances leading up to the game and such. It has been pretty successful at getting people who might not be hockey fans to try a game.

    The downside for others, like me, is that I'm especially busy at work on MLK day. Because kids are out of school, and there aren't traditional family activities, parents will use the day to catch up on things like eye exams and glasses. Has meant I end up missing a game that I paid for as a STH. If the ECHL takes it over as the day to have the ASG, I won't be bothered at all that the Royals no longer have that game.
     
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    I'll be attending both the Fan Fest this Sunday afternoon, as well as the All-Star Game Monday afternoon.

    Will be pretty cool seeing the Stanley Cup in person. I'll be looking for the Basil Pockington Xs for laughs.
     
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    Didn't realize this before but there are three regular games scheduled on the same day.
     
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    Atlanta, Allen & Utah. Teams have gotta bump their attendance numbers every chance they get. MLK Day could be one of their largest draws of the season.
     
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    They're letting Scott Goodyear coach one of the teams? Jeez, I hope he's a better coach than he is a TV commentator. Those ABC Indycar broadcasts are brutal.
     
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    Was originally going to be Tony Stewart coaching the North Division.

    North Division doesn't have a North Division Goalie either...
     
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    Goodyear makes more sense than Stewart. But if they really wanted a Canadian driver they should have gotten Paul Tracy. He could've told the guys to give them "the chrome horn". :laugh:
     

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