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Habs post-lockout

So with about a week/a week and a half until the season starts, the Canadiens have only days in which to sign defenceman PK Subban. Prior to the lockout, according to various media reports Subban was looking for a long term deal averaging more than $5 million a year - something similar to the contract given to Carey Price. I suspect he won't get that now. 

As for the lockout being over, I'm happy. But I'm happy, primarily, for the parking attendants, restaurant servers, arena staff, and everyone else adversely affected by what was a silly, unecessary, selfish period in the world's greatest game. I won't forget this period, but I will do my best not to dwell on it. 

With the season back, one interesting questions is, what will the NHL do for you, the fan? NHL Centre Ice for the year at no cost? Exhibition game tickets for free? Reduced ticket prices to opening games? 

This will be a very interest week for the NHL, and an exciting week for its fans. After the past four months, they, we, deserve nothing less. 

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Slumpy's avatar

Reduced ticket prices for the whole 48 or 50 game season. One game would be a spit in the face. Reduced prices should be league wide but I bet some owners won’t do it.

My Comcast bill goes up every 6 months so I expect NHL Centre Ice cost to do the same. A cable tv company is where bettman/daly should look for their next job.




Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 01/06/13 at 11:31 AM ET


The NHL doesn’t care about the fans. They will do nothing.

Posted by BlackXinu on 01/06/13 at 04:58 PM ET

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