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by Paul on 01/10/13 at 08:26 PM ET
from Jack MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal,
Each of the 30 clubs will makes its own decision how to balance celebrating the onset of a new, if truncated, 48-game with a gesture of goodwill toward the faithful.
“Each club is planning something,” said Oilers president Patrick LaForge. “It’s up to them (each club). If they want to do something, great. They live in their own market, they deal with their own fans.”
The league is planning some sort of outreach, as well, but hasn’t finalized those plans just yet. It is aware it has repair work to do that could last years.
In the meantime, as LaForge said, the focus will be local, club-by-club.
“Every club I talked to — and we haven’t made our plans firm yet — is (looking at) some specials on food and beverage for the opening night, maybe opening couple of games,” LaForge said. “Some merchandise features, maybe some autographed jersey giveaways, that kind of stuff.”
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