Season Ticket Holder Discussion Thread: Pt 2

Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by The Nuge, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. McJadeddog

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    But they AREN'T going to improve next year though. We are going to be just as bad as this year, and could be significantly worst if McDavid or Drai are injured. This team is a train wreck, and we don't have anybody riding to our rescue on a white horse either. We very likely won't be good for at least another 3-4 years to be honest, as we wait for the cap to catch up to the crazy contracts that Chia handed out like candy this year.
     
  2. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    I support giving the guy who got us 1 period away from the Western Conference Final another chance to fix his mess yes

    how dare I
     
  3. Soundwave

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    There shouldn't be a mess to clean up to begin with.
     
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  4. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    This every time, and its the only way meaningful change will occur.

    Bettman got a good look at all the empty seats in a stated sold out building. (it isn't) So many empty that it starts resembling Honda Center. This can't be amusing to Bettman that a one year old rink is now so quickly associated with this fan apathy and outright disinterest in the product. On a night where tickets were being posted for 28bucks and even at that few buying.

    This is signs of failure in one of the best markets in the league. In a brand new arena. Its almost impossible to screw that, and McDavid attraction up so quickly. OEG couldn't sell me a car. Or a rental.

    In anycase I saw through this org in 2006- 2007. That was my defining moment that was ontop of other moments but which finally pushed me from spending one cent on this org. I wish more people would make that decision for change.
     
  5. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    I used to buy vehicles for that kind of cost..;)

    The seats were even more comfortable and the legroom..
     
  6. ThreeOfAPerfectPair

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    Who? Talbot?
     
  7. Soundwave

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    lol, that too.
     
  8. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    yeah
    how did he come to Edmonton again? oh right, Sather....and Neely was the one who traded Seguin...

    anyways, this isn't the place for another Chiarelli sob-fest...there's another thread for all that crying already
     
  9. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    there was a big mess in goal and on defense
     
  10. Soundwave

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    Toronto, Calgary, and Columbus had less to start their rebuilds with and are getting better results. At this rate Vancouver might even overtake the Oilers.
     
  11. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev Still a joke of a team

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    Toronto Calgary and Columbus didn’t miss the playoffs for 10 years and already had better pieces in place
     
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    No they did not have better pieces in place. None of them were gifted McLottery either.
     
  13. rboomercat90

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    I’d be curious to know how many people like you give up their seats, realize what else they could do with that money and then never go back. You guys make huge financial commitments to the team.
     
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    Contempt for the organization or not and I have plenty. These guys priced me out long before they moved to the new rink. There was a time I spent every extra dollar I had on Oilers tickets. I’ve gotten so used to never going that it never even occurs to me to get tickets for a game.
     
  15. rboomercat90

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    Me too!

    For $600, if you got six months of use out of it you were laughing.
     
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    I won’t be giving mine up.

    I enjoy live Oiler hockey, actually any live hockey, but to have NHL hockey is just icing on the top.

    We have the best player in the world, fill in a couple pieces and the cup will be home again.

    Disappointed season this year? Yup for sure, but unless you win the cup it’s a disappointing season every year. It’s sports.
     
  17. StevenF1919

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    We're considering not renewing after owning tickets for 15 years. The organization is a mess and raising prices by 3% is a slap in the face to every season ticket holder who has financially supported this joke of a team.
     
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    If we had league average goaltending, PP and PK we’d be in the mix for a playoff spot right now. This group is almost the exact same group as last years.
     
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    That's still not good enough. Being the Calgary Flames is a low bar given what this team could have been if properly managed for the last three years.
     
  20. Del Preston

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    Is this the earliest the renewal date has ever been?
     
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    Just do what were gonna do. 2 BIG family Vacations a year and we will still be saving a few grand a year
     
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    ^yup. big one coming for us in the summer but for now i still watch but i don't even cheer, not even when we score or when we have a lead because i know we'll never hold it. the seasons end can't come quick enough !
     
  23. Daryls Nose

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    Question. I'm not sure this is the thread for it but I don't see any other place for it. I'm listening to Gregors show today & Gregor & Struds were going at it over a number of things, but primarily over the Cities & OEG/Katz Group lack of support for anything that isn't Katz related ( ie FC Edmonton, Pro lacrosse, CFR...etc). But in that discussion Gregor says that the Oilers Community Foundation charges a 60% admin fee, so that if they raise 10 mil, 6 mil goes to OEG (or somewhere like that). If true, its hardly a philanthropic venture. Frankly, given how those guys conduct their business, this wouldn't surprise me, but I find that really tough to believe. Anyone hear anything like that?
     
  24. ThreeOfAPerfectPair

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    Wow, I'd like to see a source for that. Seems borderline criminal at face value.
     
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    Agreed. It seems so absurd I wonder if I heard it correctly. But Gregor was quite pissed so maybe I did
     

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