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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Absolutely! I had to yell to talk to the person next to me. And it's not just that...it's the constant inundation of SOMETHING...either videos, PA announcer with continuous promotions, etc. You don't get one second of quiet. But that's another thing that has become a trend. I know they did it when the Celtics were playing on the road (can't remember where off hand)...the crowd was nowhere near full and they just piped in "fake" crowd noise.
    I thought the PA/music was louder than usual this weekend. Not sure if it had something to do with the league's involvement in these games. All of those "tv timeouts" with ad reads was definitely a HE tournament thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middle Street View Post
    I thought the PA/music was louder than usual this weekend. Not sure if it had something to do with the league's involvement in these games. All of those "tv timeouts" with ad reads was definitely a HE tournament thing.
    And also, of course, with the sparse (2200) crowd it seemed even louder and echoed more...

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    Anyone know which section Agganis has tickets in?
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    Anyone know which section Agganis has tickets in?
    I believe it's always the same block every year...in the Loge it would be the quarter that incorporates 13-17 and in the balcony 317-321. Having said that, I have NO idea...just going by where I have sat in previous years.

    On the other hand, it doesn't really matter anyway. If I'm you I would buy the cheapest seat and sit wherever you want. Nobody will be at a 4:00 p.m. game, and whoever loses the first game will be out of there by 7:00 anyway. Unless this year a sudden miracle occurs. It was empty at 5:00 last year and now they've moved it up an hour.

    Personally, I would basically have to take the entire day off to get there in time for a 4:00 game, so I am taking a different strategy this year. As much as I love to see two games, I am going to wait to see if we win and if so I will go Saturday. Keep in mind that if we win, that knocks out NU who may have the largest crowd (if not it will be the second largest group of fans), so there will be plenty of seats available. Hopefully BU will have more than the 300 or so that showed up yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post

    Keep in mind that if we win, that knocks out NU who may have the largest crowd (if not it will be the second largest group of fans), so there will be plenty of seats available...
    I’d be surprised if UMASS doesn’t have the largest group of fans. There were so many at Agganis this year that it almost seemed like an away game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    On the other hand, it doesn't really matter anyway.
    It matters in that I want to sit as far away from UMass fans as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    I’d be surprised if UMASS doesn’t have the largest group of fans. There were so many at Agganis this year that it almost seemed like an away game.
    Agreed. But if we win Friday, that leaves UMass and us. UMass will bring 5,000...we will bring 600. Plenty of seats available... (and I wish I were being sarcastic, but I'm not - and I'm not going to revisit the ongoing attendance discussion that has gone three years running now either). If UMass loses then you get BC, and they'll bring 601.

    And if anybody thinks I'm crazy, you haven't attended the last three years. I don't care what the "official" numbers say...for our game last year (1st game Friday) it was 75% empty. The only time there is any semblance of a crowd is during the "overlap," especially if the first game is still in doubt. But midway through the 2nd period of the second game, NU/Providence, it was back to 75% empty again. Of course, they count the "combined" total, but the problem is "everybody" is only there for about 10% of the evening, which kills the atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brassbonanza View Post
    It matters in that I want to sit as far away from UMass fans as possible
    Good luck. They will probably have the most there. Partially because it's a relatively new experience, but mostly because they have the largest school (and a LOT of Massachusetts students, unlike what has happened at BU lately).

    But again, don't take my word for the sections...I'm going by the past. It's likely they could have changed everything based on the anticipated UMass crowd. I haven't seen a "Tickets" link on the BU website yet, and since I gave up my season tickets I don't have any "advance" knowledge.

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    There's been a LOT of discussion on UMass twitter since mid-game Saturday on who's playing the late game and why on Friday. UMass AD's response? Its up to HE who plays when to maximize attendance and revenue. UMass Hockey purists are up in arms about the late game but there's a huge number of UMass alumni who don't trek west on Fridays and Saturdays who will go to the Gahden for an evening game.

    So finding a section without UMass fans is (hopefully) going to be a tough one It looks like the mid-ice lower bowl are team sections. Tickets for our team section go on sale at 11am tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieron View Post
    There's been a LOT of discussion on UMass twitter since mid-game Saturday on who's playing the late game and why on Friday. UMass AD's response? Its up to HE who plays when to maximize attendance and revenue.
    Why are they up in arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    Why are they up in arms?
    Since the 4pm game has *traditionally* gone to the higher seed, the sentiment is that HE is changing the schedule to suit their coffers rather than favoring the higher seed.

    Carvel's take?


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    Wouldn’t it be funny if they both win Friday and battle for the only chance to make the ncaa despite horrible season for both teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieron View Post
    Since the 4pm game has *traditionally* gone to the higher seed, the sentiment is that HE is changing the schedule to suit their coffers rather than favoring the higher seed.

    Carvel's take?

    https://twitter.com/CoachCarvelUM/st...33355526721536
    Not "changing the schedule." It has always been determined by which game TV thinks is the better ratings garner. Regarding "to suite their coffers," yeah, no sh*! More games = more revenue.

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    When you've only been there 3 times in your program's entire history, your fanbase feels like you're getting the "Rodney Dangerfield Treatment"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieron View Post
    When you've only been there 3 times in your program's entire history, your fanbase feels like you're getting the "Rodney Dangerfield Treatment"
    At one time I believe the #1 seed had the choice (and they usually opted for the first game). I'm actually not sure when it changed. It certainly is understandable, because it can make a huge difference in hockey (witness 2008 when the BC/UNH game went 3OT and the BU/Vermont game started at 11:00 if I recall. I think Sean knows more accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    At one time I believe the #1 seed had the choice (and they usually opted for the first game). I'm actually not sure when it changed. It certainly is understandable, because it can make a huge difference in hockey (witness 2008 when the BC/UNH game went 3OT and the BU/Vermont game started at 11:00 if I recall. I think Sean knows more accurately.
    The last 2 times BU entered the HE Semifinals as the #1 seed (2009, 2015), BU played the late game for the reasons cited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickod View Post
    If I'm you I would buy the cheapest seat and sit wherever you want. Nobody will be at a 4:00 p.m. game, and whoever loses the first game will be out of there by 7:00 anyway. Hopefully BU will have more than the 300 or so that showed up yesterday...
    I have an extra ticket row 7 in Section 316. Happy to sell to a BU fan for $15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agganis113c View Post
    I have an extra ticket row 7 in Section 316. Happy to sell to a BU fan for $15
    Well I had heard about it and now public... No longer do we get our seats through Agganis have to use special code to login and get from ticketmaster… Yeah well that doesn't set up too much potential people logging in who shouldn't …. So much for the advantage of being a long time season ticket holder..... I am just hopeful the special code has areas boxed out for us... dont think ill be seeing my Loge 2 as usual...

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    Chickod is right and it goes for Beanpot first night too, buy the cheapest seat and you’ll have 8,000-10,000 to pick from for your game, ( you reading this FiveHole12?)whichever one it is . Been this way for 8-10 years.

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    47 years ago when the college hockey season was much shorter, the NCAA title game was played on this date with BU shutting out Cornell to become the first Eastern school to win back-to-back titles. Jack Kelley's final game behind the BU bench. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsRcmOB6LoY

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