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Re: NHL open thread (lets go ahead & throw international hockey in here too)
« Reply #1150 on: June 23, 2017, 10:33:54 PM »
They do a pretty good job at Intrust. They curtain off the upper deck and the lower bowl is about 1/2 to 3/4 full on good nights. But yeah a lot of the attendance is free ticket peeps but most people are actually engaged.

The crowds actually look a little more affluent with the move to the downtown arena. You can actually do something before or after in and around the arena. People really hated driving out to that dump Kansas Coliseum for a game to then immediately just head back home.

Quite possibly the worst of the worst in Wichita are the "I hate the new arena" crowd

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« Reply #1151 on: June 23, 2017, 11:25:43 PM »
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I didn't pay attention to the draft tonight cause I figured with where the Blues were picking I wouldn't recognize the players anyway. Checked in after the Royal game to find out we traded Reaves (love the guy but he's a compliment piece), Lehtera (our worst contract), and a picks for Brayden Schenn and an ok prospect  :emawkid:

And we still picked a guy with huge upside I knew about before the draft in Kostin  :excited:

Pretty fun surprise to follow the Royal comeback

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Re: NHL open thread (lets go ahead & throw international hockey in here too)
« Reply #1152 on: July 05, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
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« Reply #1153 on: July 07, 2017, 09:39:02 AM »
Dallas and St Louis are the only Central teams that seem to have actively improved their roster this offseason. Everyone else got worse or held steady. Colorado is a dumpster fire but everyone else is a playoff contender once again.

Chicago- Patty Kane is still a piece of crap but he's also still one of the best players in the world. The team is crumbling but they're still a playoff team. My biggest fear though is that they just miss the playoffs then win the draft lotto.

Dallas- Got better this offseason but still a lot of questions. Does Hitch end up making their D better or does he hinder their offense like he was prone to late in his STL tenure? Can Bishop stay healthy? Can Radulov be as consistent without needing to prove himself? There's more but those are the big ones

Minnesota- They remind me so much of the Blues teams of 3-4 years ago. Good regular season team but not built for playoff success

Nashville- Was the playoffs them putting it all together or just a team getting hot at the right time? Defense is great but I'm not convinced their team overall is that much better than anyone else in the division.

St Louis- I love the moves we made this offseason but while I choose to believe that Allen turned a corner last year it's not proven. Health as always seems to be a concern. We lack the depth in playmakers to withstand multiple injuries but a healthy roster is pretty solid

Winnipeg- Look decent on paper, always underachieving. Until they prove differently, eh

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Re: NHL open thread (lets go ahead & throw international hockey in here too)
« Reply #1154 on: July 08, 2017, 07:38:42 PM »
MDK is gonna be nuts once again

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