Page 5 of 12 FirstFirst 123456789101112 LastLast
Results 81 to 100 of 232

Thread: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

  1. #81
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,723

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    well, still early but... Holy Toledo! ..
    GO NU HOCKEY
    Always bullish on the future.
    We don't always win Hockey East or the Beanpot.. but when we do.. we are the Champions

  2. #82
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    7

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Look at all those empty seats.... maybe you shouldn't have tried to charge us $300 for a ticket when we may have only gone to one game (we HAD to buy all session passes)... I know a TON of people that were scared off by the price and would have gladly dropped $50-$70 to go to this game (Though hindsight... I'm glad I'm not in that arena)

  3. #83

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20904/13677/07677/07621
    Posts
    34,742
    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    For real? Didn't think that was allowed.

    Apologize in advance for the hockey east refs.
    Hey - local guy (Frederick, MD) Tommy George is there and has one heck of a resume (IIHF U20, Olympics, NCAA FF x 4, AHL, UCHC ref & a mentor to local refs).

  4. #84
    Super Serial
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Back to Comm. Ave
    Posts
    3,025

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Quote Originally Posted by OSUAlumnMN View Post
    Look at all those empty seats.... maybe you shouldn't have tried to charge us $300 for a ticket when we may have only gone to one game (we HAD to buy all session passes)... I know a TON of people that were scared off by the price and would have gladly dropped $50-$70 to go to this game (Though hindsight... I'm glad I'm not in that arena)
    Agree that they should offer single-session tickets, but $50-70 for a Frozen Four ticket is far below what they can charge and reasonably expect to sell out the arena.
    I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.

  5. #85
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    7

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Agree that they should offer single-session tickets, but $50-70 for a Frozen Four ticket is far below what they can charge and reasonably expect to sell out the arena.
    Erm... are you seeing what I am seeing in terms of empty seats? This place should be packed with three giant alumni bases and essentially a hometown team. It's not... only explanation is that all those empty seats are all Domers and Wolverine fans getting a good pre-game in... but that would be a different issue then.

  6. #86
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    Agree that they should offer single-session tickets, but $50-70 for a Frozen Four ticket is far below what they can charge and reasonably expect to sell out the arena.
    Seat geek had 80 for today when I checked during breakfast. Scalpers were at 65 when I walked into the arena. I pay for this trip on a grad student salary and my team isn't even in it. I'm having trouble feeling sympathy
    Last edited by UML Puck Hawk; 04-05-2018 at 05:54 PM.

  7. #87
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    1,398
    Quote Originally Posted by OSUAlumnMN View Post
    Erm... are you seeing what I am seeing in terms of empty seats? This place should be packed with three giant alumni bases and essentially a hometown team. It's not... only explanation is that all those empty seats are all Domers and Wolverine fans getting a good pre-game in... but that would be a different issue then.
    I'm in the arena. The OSU section (unsurprisingly based on your recent posting) is 40% full at the lower section and empty above. Michigan and Notre dame fans are still drinking. Rest of the arena is 90% full.
    Last edited by UML Puck Hawk; 04-05-2018 at 05:55 PM.

  8. #88
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,938

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Considering OSU is almost never in the FF you'd think you would pony up the dough. Now, if it were an OSU football game...

  9. #89
    Anti-Semantic Brenthoven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    113,845

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Many folks re-up to keep their priority, so tickets sold is different than tickets used. MOST of the time, you can get tix on the cheap, as the host city (or one really close by, looking at eastern folks) rarely makes the F4. If MN made it? Crowds would be vastly different. In 2011, if it were UND-MN in a game? Those tix would be twice the price, minimum. Title game? I bet you could have gotten a grand for a pair, easily.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  10. #90
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,938

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    First time I applied was in 2004 and i got tix. Didn't apply again till next time it was in Boston a few years ago. Got em then too. My priority wasn't very high obviously but unless you actually go every year why would you buy tix every year and then scramble to sell them?

  11. #91
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Spicer, MN
    Posts
    17,103

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Everyone knows OSU has poor fan support for hockey, and now itís simply on display on the biggest stage.

  12. #92
    Coach Emeritus
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Enjoying the arrival of the Jeff Sauer Trophy in 2018
    Posts
    2,748

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Good God, Buccigross and Melrose are awful. And this studio host with Starman and Ritchlin is possibly worse.

    College hockey TV coverage has some pretty good talent during the season, and then we end up with this for the most important weekend.

  13. #93
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,723
    Quote Originally Posted by John J. MacInnes View Post
    Good God, Buccigross and Melrose are awful. And this studio host with Starman and Ritchlin is possibly worse.

    College hockey TV coverage has some pretty good talent during the season, and then we end up with this for the most important weekend.
    in most places that air these gms, espn2 /canada/ tsn/ whatever.. game is on, sound is not. mute button does wonders.

    enjoy the drinks & hopefully the games. 😊

  14. #94
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    13,938

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Kuhlman is now Russian I guess

  15. #95
    Coach Emeritus
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Enjoying the arrival of the Jeff Sauer Trophy in 2018
    Posts
    2,748

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    ESPN's in game score bug uses the national rankings by a team (like the 4 by Ohio State). But the ticker on the bottom uses the team's seed from their regional (so Michigan has a 2).

    That's great communication.

  16. #96
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    2,501

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Quote Originally Posted by OSUAlumnMN View Post
    Look at all those empty seats.... maybe you shouldn't have tried to charge us $300 for a ticket when we may have only gone to one game (we HAD to buy all session passes)... I know a TON of people that were scared off by the price and would have gladly dropped $50-$70 to go to this game (Though hindsight... I'm glad I'm not in that arena)
    From what I heard, there were only singles left because it was mostly sold out. If they are nearly selling out, don't see them dropping the price and making less profit just to possibly make it look better on TV. (And like others said, what you are probably seeing are people who are just there to see the teams in the second game.

  17. #97
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Fitchburg, MA
    Posts
    3,676

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    ESPN scoreboard after coming back from break: 1st QUARTER

    Unbelievable...

  18. #98
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,723
    all Michigan early. as good as their forecheck is.. their backcheck just so solid. (saw that in Worcester as well).

  19. #99
    Anti-Semantic Brenthoven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    113,845

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    First time I applied was in 2004 and i got tix. Didn't apply again till next time it was in Boston a few years ago. Got em then too. My priority wasn't very high obviously but unless you actually go every year why would you buy tix every year and then scramble to sell them?
    Better seats due to higher priority. That's the thought process. When/if I go (obviously not this year) I just want in the building.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  20. #100
    Coach Emeritus
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Enjoying the arrival of the Jeff Sauer Trophy in 2018
    Posts
    2,748

    Re: St. Paul Frozen Four 2018: ND, UMD, OSU, MI

    Add these to the ESPN shaming.

    Michigan averages '2,9' goals per game.
    The starting goalies were transposed with their font.
    Melrose thinks Pearson is from Flin Flon... Saskatchewan?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •