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#41 devilsfan26

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:58 AM

If they had it the day of the Super Bowl, people would have been just as annoyed and as someone mentioned earlier, they try to space these things out so the one in October wouldn't have been very good since there was a BBQ or some other event early in the season.  Of the entire season, you are now down to two days that you assume would have worked better.  Have you contacted your ticket rep to ask why this was done on a weekday?


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

If they had it the day of the Super Bowl, people would have been just as annoyed and as someone mentioned earlier, they try to space these things out so the one in October wouldn't have been very good since there was a BBQ or some other event early in the season.  Of the entire season, you are now down to two days that you assume would have worked better.  Have you contacted your ticket rep to ask why this was done on a weekday?

 

The fvcking Super Bowl starts at like 6:30 at night. Whether you are watching it at home or going to a party, a practice that ends at lunch impacts your day/night?


Edited by TheRedStorm, 26 March 2014 - 10:39 AM.

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#43 NJDevs4978

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

They also had the team skate that very week (after the Colorado game), they'd have had to do that another time as well.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 26 March 2014 - 10:36 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:37 AM

The Super Bowl was also in New Jersey this year and people were predicting traffic nightmares.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

1) it was on the main rink

2) it was a perk that not every STH was entitled to.

3) they don't often practice on the main rink for a multitude of reasons and this practice would have to be done on the main rink

4) devils needed a decent arena staff on hand to manage the event - might not be as plausible on a weekend

5) bbq is a weekend event. skate is a night event. practice is a weekday event - seems to me they're taking care of everyone trying to spread out when these events happen.

 

there was an article written last week about perks clubs give to their STH. The Devils were at the very top. Anyone complaining about what the Devils give to their STH are just not being realistic and almost complaining for complainings sake.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

Technically every single sth could attend the team practice if they wanted and were able to, difference being the lesser tenured sth's only get to pick one of the player events beforehand so if you can only pick one you might shy away from the practice if you know it'll be on a weekday.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 26 March 2014 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

Actually last year's practice was held on the Amerihealth rink.

Bottom line is that they should give you ample notice. I am sure it is done to limit the number of people attending.
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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

there was an article written last week about perks clubs give to their STH. The Devils were at the very top. Anyone complaining about what the Devils give to their STH are just not being realistic and almost complaining for complainings sake.


Let's get real here, these perks are offered because they NEED to do something to entice people to become STH's. I know it was a factor in me becoming a STH and I know several others that feel the same way. Again, the have come a long way in even running these events, but they should really give more than a weeks notice for them.

Edited by hystyk28, 26 March 2014 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:02 PM

3 pages of complaining. Come on guys, did anyone get some cool photos for those of us who couldn't go?


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

I'm a STH and I wasn't even aware of this.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:31 PM

I'm a STH and I wasn't even aware of this.

 

You most likely didn't pick it when renewing (or didn't renew soon enough to get the perks).  


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:37 PM

3 pages of complaining. Come on guys, did anyone get some cool photos for those of us who couldn't go?

 

I took about 40-something photos between practice and meeting players. I was gonna post them but this thread didn't seem like it was about those of us that had a good time so I didn't want to interrupt haha.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

Start a new thread. People are never satisfied.


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