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#21 Chuck the Duck

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

I wonder if the Devils main plan coming off the lockout is just to milk the season ticket holders and package holders for all they are worth, enticing them with deals and specials to keep buying more tickets.


I just think that this team gained a lot of momentum with ST sales over the past few years and didn't want to let that pass. They finally have realized how important STH's are to the success of the franchise, and are making a lot of strides to keep us happy so we continue to renew year after year. I have to applaude them for that.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Im glad Lou came out looking good in this story because whoever this fan is is a complete moron.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

I can't believe Lou went against the status quo and leaked the Zajac story.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

The dude woudl probably make out selling them on ebay... he seems like a real dork and I dont care if you post here. You seem like a dork -- blame the author and photographer if you want to step forward and assume a little accountability. :uni:
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

I don't get how someone can read that and think it's an attack on the Devils. Right from the headline, its focus is on how a fan felt disgruntled despite not technically being wronged in any way, and how the team went above and beyond in a very personal way to try to make good. If anything, this is a Devils fluff piece. Written by a Rangers fan to boot.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

I get the frustration on the part of the fan, but he was just grasping at straws with his reasons for trying to back out of this season. Good on the Devils for the way they handled this. I mean, imagine getting a call from Lou and being told that he'll announce a long-term signing for a major player later that day? That's insane! From the man with the tightest lips on the planet, he personally calls you and gives you the scoop? That's fvcking awesome! Then you get to hang in the owner's box and bend VBK's ear? This guy pretty much bitched his way into every fan's dream scenarios.

. Yeah for real. You can't put a price on either of those two things, so I think for all his bitching, he came out ahead. Again, I can't express how awesome Lou is to personally reach out to a fan like that. He really is one of a kind, in every way, as a GM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

I don't get how someone can read that and think it's an attack on the Devils. Right from the headline, its focus is on how a fan felt disgruntled despite not technically being wronged in any way, and how the team went above and beyond in a very personal way to try to make good. If anything, this is a Devils fluff piece. Written by a Rangers fan to boot.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

I just think that this team gained a lot of momentum with ST sales over the past few years and didn't want to let that pass. They finally have realized how important STH's are to the success of the franchise, and are making a lot of strides to keep us happy so we continue to renew year after year. I have to applaude them for that.


I give the Devils full credit for taking care of -- or at least trying to care of -- their STHs. We all have read plenty of STH complaints on this board in the past, so it sounds like the Devils finally realized it's not smart to tick off their best customers. It's better to keep them happy.

My issue is that the team hasn't done anything to win back the average Joe Fan who maybe can't afford to splurge on STs.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

I give the Devils full credit for taking care of -- or at least trying to care of -- their STHs. We all have read plenty of STH complaints on this board in the past, so it sounds like the Devils finally realized it's not smart to tick off their best customers. It's better to keep them happy.

My issue is that the team hasn't done anything to win back the average Joe Fan who maybe can't afford to splurge on STs.


I hear what you're saying, but they always have ticket deals on things like LivingSocial, Plum benefits, etc. where the non-STH can go to a game at a very good/discounted price. They also did the pre-sales for people on their e-mail list which gave fans access to buy tickets before the general public sale (something that worked wonders in the playoffs vs. Philly and the Rags as has been previously documented on this board). I know that they are trying to fill the building by putting out these deals, but at least they are doing something.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

What an idiotic fan, wow.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

I don't get how someone can read that and think it's an attack on the Devils. Right from the headline, its focus is on how a fan felt disgruntled despite not technically being wronged in any way, and how the team went above and beyond in a very personal way to try to make good. If anything, this is a Devils fluff piece. Written by a Rangers fan to boot.

It's pretty round. In the beginning it shows the Devils just as another greedy corporation until Lou makes his grand gesture, reaching out to the fan personally. Sort of seemed like it was the nature of the situation though, the Devils went from one extreme, not conforming to their customers, to the other extreme, letting that customer into the GMs executive box. Seems like this while stink could have been avoided if they just gave the guy what he wanted
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Honestly if it wasn't for bamboozled he wouldn't have gotten close to Lou at all.


I disagree, I've reached out to Lou and had him personally respond to me. If you take the time to hand write Lou a letter, he will get in touch with you if you ask for a response.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

I disagree, I've reached out to Lou and had him personally respond to me. If you take the time to hand write Lou a letter, he will get in touch with you if you ask for a response.

Yeah me too. Lou is the real deal.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

I disagree, I've reached out to Lou and had him personally respond to me. If you take the time to hand write Lou a letter, he will get in touch with you if you ask for a response.


Which also goes to show, if you construct your displeasure in the proper manner, you receive faster and better results then bitching and complaining like a little child. Normal companies/corporations are getting extremely tired of the general societies "If I stomp my feet hard enough, I'll get what I want" attitude that it's usually the opposite now-a-days. Luckily I'm sure Lou doesn't receive many of those so he acted accordingly.

This is a prime example of the customer ISN'T always right, no matter how much they whine, but at least something was done to right the situation in the customers mind.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

This person is a moron, they had to be aware of the labor situation and should have walked before the season. I didn't put any money in for that reason, and cashed out my account.

If they were so concerned about this, why did they let the Devils carry a couple of thousand dollars since last April?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I read this article in the paper earlier today. I was chuckling until I read that the fan wanted out of this season yet keep his same seats for next season. Um, er, what!?!?!?!?!?!? It was an entertaining read.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

I disagree, I've reached out to Lou and had him personally respond to me. If you take the time to hand write Lou a letter, he will get in touch with you if you ask for a response.


I wrote him a letter and got one back when I was 12, but I've never heard of someone getting a personal phone call with the scoop of a major signing coming later in the day. Lou's pretty above and beyond when it comes to contact with fans, but what this guy got was out of the stratosphere.

Unless others here got calls from Lou and have been holding out on us ...
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

I wrote him a letter and got one back when I was 12, but I've never heard of someone getting a personal phone call with the scoop of a major signing coming later in the day. Lou's pretty above and beyond when it comes to contact with fans, but what this guy got was out of the stratosphere.

Unless others here got calls from Lou and have been holding out on us ...


I received a phone call, letter, and gift from my letter. Lou is very hands on and thoughtful when a person takes the time to hand write a letter. What other GM will read any letter from a fan just because the fan felt it was important?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

I received a phone call, letter, and gift from my letter. Lou is very hands on and thoughtful when a person takes the time to hand write a letter. What other GM will read any letter from a fan just because the fan felt it was important?


You got a phone call? OK, that's officially awesome.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

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