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Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby 5minmajor » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:47 pm

Tickets acquired. Defensive goal line, near top of lower bowl.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:06 pm

I live just down the street from the Big House in Ann Arbor and had a chance to go to the Winter Classic there back in 2014 but declined because it seems like the seats are all so far away that you can't see much.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:38 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:I live just down the street from the Big House in Ann Arbor and had a chance to go to the Winter Classic there back in 2014 but declined because it seems like the seats are all so far away that you can't see much.

That was very true. It was also stupidly cold. Also, the venue sucks. The concourses are too narrow to handle the number of people. It was a miserable expereince.

Might have been better with temperatures 20+ degrees warmer, but the bitter cold amplified every other inconvenience and annoyance.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:I live just down the street from the Big House in Ann Arbor and had a chance to go to the Winter Classic there back in 2014 but declined because it seems like the seats are all so far away that you can't see much.

That was very true. It was also stupidly cold. Also, the venue sucks. The concourses are too narrow to handle the number of people. It was a miserable expereince.

Might have been better with temperatures 20+ degrees warmer, but the bitter cold amplified every other inconvenience and annoyance.


I heard horror stories of people urinating in the concourses because the lines to the bathrooms were so long. Glad I stayed home to watch it in my comfortable, warm house with my own bathroom and my own, much cheaper alcohol. lol

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Alcohol? The most popular drink was hot chocolate.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby cdanew » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:25 pm

5minmajor wrote:Tickets acquired. Defensive goal line, near top of lower bowl.


I got mine on one of the bluelines, about 4 rows up the 2nd level.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby slaps » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:00 pm

Tickets acquired today. First row of the second level, in the middle.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby slaps » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:50 pm

lulz. Tickets 5 seats down from me are going for $750 a ticket.




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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:02 pm

So weird.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby ToddM » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:49 pm

I'm assuming 79,990 of those tickets were purchased by Blackhawks fans, right?

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:54 pm

The Blackhawks weren't good this year so they don't have fans any more.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby wonko80 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:57 pm

There are going to be some mad football fans when they realize they bought tickets for the wrong event at the Cotton Bowl.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby slaps » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:07 pm

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:03 pm

I think it's stupid. It doesn't acknowledge the past of the Dallas STARS.

Who cares about some footnote minor league team from the 1500's?

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Math » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:02 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:I think it's stupid. It doesn't acknowledge the past of the Dallas STARS.

Who cares about some footnote minor league team from the 1500's?


I totally and fully subscribe to this.

I would have loved to see a throwback jersey with the original Stars logo and a color scheme that brought back the gold, Even with a brand new design.

The Flames did it right for the Heritage Classic.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:09 pm

I’m fine with it. Anything that makes clear our pre-1993 hockey heritage is about Dallas and not some northern tundra city.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:16 pm

I don’t really care about the logo, I just care that it has neck laces.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:32 pm

Troy McClure wrote:I’m fine with it. Anything that makes clear our pre-1993 hockey heritage is about Dallas and not some northern tundra city.


The North Star would have been a gigantic mistake for sure. I just wish they would acknowledge the original Dallas Stars. The Texans have nothing to do with this franchise and before the Stars co-opted their history, like 10 people even knew who they were.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm

I don’t think they should really do anything special for this likely below average quality regular season game.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby ToddM » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:01 pm

Have they taken Subban off the big poster hanging outside the Cotton Bowl yet?

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby slaps » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:06 pm

The logo is fine. It’s clean and simple. It could be better, but it could have been markedly worse.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:00 pm

Wow. Those are awful.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:26 pm

Ours won't be much better with that Texans crap. Unless they design in a classic Dallas Stars design and put the Texans logo as the crest or something.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:28 pm

I like how they hearken back to Nashville's great old timey hockey culture from the 1890s.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:42 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I like how they hearken back to Nashville's great old timey hockey culture from the 1890s.

That's the thing here. The Dallas Stars are on year 26 of existing and the Predators are on year 21. Yet they both feel the need to dig into their pre-NHL minor league history to find these jerseys. It kinda reeks of insecurity. Like they are looking to show off their hockey street cred since every prior Winter Classic participant was a team that was at least 20+ years older.
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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby Math » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Did even Nashville has a pre-NHL hockey history, whatever it is ?

I think they weren't allowed to go with the mustard yellow/silver/navy throwback concept due to evident rules of human decency.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I like how they hearken back to Nashville's great old timey hockey culture from the 1890s.

That's the thing here. The Dallas Stars are on year 26 of existing and the Predators are on year 21. Yet they both feel the need to dig into their pre-NHL minor league history to find these jerseys. It kinda reeks of insecurity. Like they are looking to show off their hockey street cred since every prior Winter Classic participant was a team that was at least 20+ years older.


Yep. I think most people would have loved a 90's throwback for both clubs. They're both missing the mark here. I'm not surprised from the Dallas side. They routinely *poo poo* the bed with this type of stuff.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby cdanew » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 am

Like the jersey - much, much better than the Nashville one.

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby cdanew » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:02 am

But WTF is up with the pants?

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Re: Winter Classic 1/1/2020

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:04 am

I think DYHP what would be absolutely incensed by these.

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