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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #75: September 20, 2012, 09:30:17 PM »
Anyone going to the game when the Bears come to Verizon Dec 6?

GO Hershey!

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #76: September 21, 2012, 08:00:07 AM »
Of course!  It's a shame the KHL or Swedish league isn't playing a couple of games over here.

Anyone going to the game when the Bears come to Verizon Dec 6?

GO Hershey!


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #77: September 21, 2012, 08:02:02 AM »
Anyone going to the game when the Bears come to Verizon Dec 6?

GO Hershey!

Sounds interesting but I'll be in London that day.

Could it possibly set an AHL attendance record (the Phone Booth seats/stands 18,398 for hockey)? This could well be the only live hockey we get this season.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #78: September 21, 2012, 09:34:01 AM »
if those games were on tv, i'd watch them. it would be good to see some ovie and kuznetsov


This link has the live streams for Dynamo Moscow:

http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/135543_dynamo_moscow_dynamo_mn/


Anyone going to the game when the Bears come to Verizon Dec 6?

GO Hershey!


We're planning on it. Ordered those tickets as part of our season-ticket package.

If the lockout is still going in January, we're considering taking the train up to New York to go to the Dynamo Moscow v. SKA St Petersburg games in Brooklyn on January 19 and 20 (might just go to one of them). They're playing at the Nets' new arena downtown where they wanted to put the Dodgers' stadium.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #79: September 21, 2012, 09:41:13 AM »

If the lockout is still going in January, we're considering taking the train up to New York to go to the Dynamo Moscow v. SKA St Petersburg games in Brooklyn on January 19 and 20 (might just go to one of them). They're playing at the Nets' new arena downtown where they wanted to put the Dodgers' stadium.

I had not heard about that.  Man, all of Brighton Beach will be there (in rare form do doubt).

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #80: September 25, 2012, 12:06:16 PM »
I just about puked when I saw this:

Club Red 365 Happy Hour at Union Jack's
As a Capitals full season-ticket holder, you are invited to join the Capitals Guest Services team for a Club Red 365 Happy Hour at Union Jack's, located at 671 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, next Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.  For more info and directions click here.
 
Come join Caps P.A. announcer Wes Johnson, Slapshot, and the Red Rockers as we enjoy complimentary light appetizers and drink specials at Union Jack's! All full season-ticket holders in attendance will have the opportunity to win exciting Capitals raffle prizes.
 
Space is limited! To RSVP for the Happy Hour, please click here. The RSVP deadline is Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. or until space is full. RSVPs are limited to the number of full season-tickets on your account.
 
If you have any questions regarding the Happy Hour, please contact your Guest Services Specialist directly or contact Capitals Guest Services at (202) 266-2350.

Thank you and we hope to see you Thursday, Sept. 27 for the Capitals' Club Red 365 Happy Hour!

 

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #81: September 25, 2012, 12:25:08 PM »
I just about puked when I saw this:

Club Red 365 Happy Hour at Union Jack's
As a Capitals full season-ticket holder, you are invited to join the Capitals Guest Services team for a Club Red 365 Happy Hour at Union Jack's, located at 671 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, next Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m.  For more info and directions click here.
 
Come join Caps P.A. announcer Wes Johnson, Slapshot, and the Red Rockers as we enjoy complimentary light appetizers and drink specials at Union Jack's! All full season-ticket holders in attendance will have the opportunity to win exciting Capitals raffle prizes.
 
Space is limited! To RSVP for the Happy Hour, please click here. The RSVP deadline is Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. or until space is full. RSVPs are limited to the number of full season-tickets on your account.
 
If you have any questions regarding the Happy Hour, please contact your Guest Services Specialist directly or contact Capitals Guest Services at (202) 266-2350.

Thank you and we hope to see you Thursday, Sept. 27 for the Capitals' Club Red 365 Happy Hour!

 

...in the words of Alex Spanos following his sale of the San Diego Chargers in the 1980's, 'I'm so f-----g glad I'm out'

[ex-STH 2001-11, essentially priced out; 'Club Red', for those who may be unfamiliar, is the recently-established name for the Caps STH community generally]

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #82: September 25, 2012, 01:21:52 PM »
...in the words of Alex Spanos following his sale of the San Diego Chargers in the 1980's, 'I'm so f-----g glad I'm out'

[ex-STH 2001-11, essentially priced out; 'Club Red', for those who may be unfamiliar, is the recently-established name for the Caps STH community generally]

Are they restricted from using restaurants around the Verizon Center?  They are losing money in this lockout too.  In fact there are fan groups planning get togethers in Chinatown on the date of what would be the Caps Opener if its not played!


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #83: September 25, 2012, 01:40:09 PM »
This whole thing gives me stomach knots. Boo.  :(

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #84: September 25, 2012, 02:33:15 PM »
Are they restricted from using restaurants around the Verizon Center?  They are losing money in this lockout too.  In fact there are fan groups planning get togethers in Chinatown on the date of what would be the Caps Opener if its not played!




One such: http://thebumperboards.com/bumperboards/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9633

I'm not an expert on the CBA but I think patronising Phone Booth neighbourhood restaurants/bars is OK - just stay off property actually used by the Caps or other NHL clubs; the only possible objection might be the ones that are on leased Phone Booth space (Greene Turtle, Chipotle et al).

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #85: September 25, 2012, 02:55:39 PM »
One such: http://thebumperboards.com/bumperboards/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9633

I'm not an expert on the CBA but I think patronising Phone Booth neighbourhood restaurants/bars is OK - just stay off property actually used by the Caps or other NHL clubs; the only possible objection might be the ones that are on leased Phone Booth space (Greene Turtle, Chipotle et al).


I believe Bumper set the forum so you can't view threads unless you're registered. For those who can't read it, the post OC linked says the following:

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For those not on the Facebook (hi JWJr!), an event is being planned in the general area of the VC for what was to be Opening Night, 10/12, should Lockout III persist. Nothing too formal, but just a chance to get out and support the businesses who are truly going to be hosed by the Lockout, the restaurants and bars nearby that are packed before and after Caps games.

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To thank the people who make every hockey season special, even the seasons that don't happen, we shall put on our sweaters and Caps gear, gather near the arena to see our friends and fellow fans. We shall then embark on a grand tour of the old stomping ground to show our support for the restaurants and bartenders who have so often kept our spirits up during good times and bad. The owners keep us out of the arenas, the players abandon us for Europe, but our watering holes will never lock us out!

Perhaps a moment of silence when we should be dropping the puck, a candlelight vigil for the first period that isn't, all started by the ceremonial singing of the national anthem.

Alternately just pub crawl China town with your Caps/NHL fan friends, and celebrate what's really important in life: food, friends, and spirits! Transfer that 1% interest you're earning on your season ticket deposit to those who are hurt worst by the lockout!


If you are on Facebook and want to check it out, click here (you may already be invited). You will likely see familiar names already committed, come out and join us, raise your glass in one hand, and your middle finger on the other to salute the NHL.



I suppose the lockout has the one benefit that I used this month's season-ticket payment to buy National League Division Series tickets (the amount for two tickets per game for three games, plus fees, almost exactly matched our portion of the STH installment).

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #86: September 26, 2012, 07:04:11 PM »
Thanks, Ted.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #87: October 02, 2012, 08:17:01 AM »
Apparently khl will be on espn. Ovie is in three of first five games

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #88: October 02, 2012, 10:07:35 AM »
Apparently khl will be on espn. Ovie is in three of first five games

Wow,  especially shiving the NHL

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #89: October 02, 2012, 10:13:43 AM »
Apparently it's ESPN3, not real ESPN. Still, comes across as a middle-finger to Bettman for going with OLN/Versus instead of ESPN (but then, since ESPN basically wanted the NHL to pay them, can you entirely blame him?).

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #90: October 16, 2012, 02:54:55 PM »
Wow, the owners seem to have blinked:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=407490

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #91: October 17, 2012, 05:33:40 PM »
lets hope. just freaking take the deal. it puts you in line with most other sports. you probably actually make out better on a percentage of profits basis because compared the nba the costs of operating the arena and other things are about the same. you have crap tons more equipment and players to ship around and fix. just take it

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #92: October 17, 2012, 05:35:55 PM »
lets hope. just freaking take the deal. it puts you in line with most other sports. you probably actually make out better on a percentage of profits basis because compared the nba the costs of operating the arena and other things are about the same. you have crap tons more equipment and players to ship around and fix. just take it

Fehr is already planting seeds in the players heads that this isn't a great deal.

What an idiot.  I didn't think it was possible to hate anyone more than Betman.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #93: October 17, 2012, 09:25:24 PM »
At this point nobody cares

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #94: October 17, 2012, 10:04:53 PM »
Fehr is already planting seeds in the players heads that this isn't a great deal.

What an idiot.  I didn't think it was possible to hate anyone more than Betman.

its just part of the negotiation process. try not to blink even if it is the greatest deal you could imagine. i believe they have until the 26th to save the full season. doubt any agreement comes until that point.

caps/rangers game seven is on nhl netowork. caps just had the puck in the rangers zone for almost 2 minutes at even strength. so many chances

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #95: October 17, 2012, 11:16:42 PM »
The Players Union better take it.  This is about as good as they'll get.

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #96: October 17, 2012, 11:53:04 PM »
Um...how far down is that Bullets, er, Wizards thread?

At this point nobody cares


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #97: October 18, 2012, 02:04:40 AM »
Um...how far down is that Bullets, er, Wizards thread?



Screw the wizards I don't care


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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #98: October 18, 2012, 07:30:22 AM »
Um...how far down is that Bullets, er, Wizards thread?




About 3/4 of the way down the second page: http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=27015.0

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Re: Washington Capitals 2012-2013
« Reply #99: October 18, 2012, 08:11:17 AM »
The Players Union better take it.  This is about as good as they'll get.

Fehr is a Miller protégé and he had a no give backs line he was never willing to cross,  so we'll see