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MARKETING PLOY! Really though, I was unable to get tickets and not really that dissapointed, but if you don't know, Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, and Kevin Dineen will be honored by the Wolf Pack tommorrow night. I'm saying marketing ploy to try to get the Whalers fans in the wordwork to come out and become Pack fans. What do you guys think of this whole thing?

I'm fine with being a Springfield Falcons fan! Will be there Saturday night! :)

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I'm planning on going to both the Wolf Pack game (Whalers ceremony) tomorrow night as well as going to the Falcons game Saturday (I got the free tickets through the Reebok offer that some of the other members kindly pointed out to me).

In all honesty, as Jeff Jacobs pointed out recently about tomorrow night's game, any chance for the Whalers to come back, or the NHL to Hartford, for that matter, lies in the response to three of the Whalers' greatest heros of all time tomorrow night. If people don't care, then it probably won't happen. But Brass, if you said you couldn't get tickets, that's a good start. I don't think the Wolf Pack have sold out all season.

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I'm planning on going to both the Wolf Pack game (Whalers ceremony) tomorrow night as well as going to the Falcons game Saturday (I got the free tickets through the Reebok offer that some of the other members kindly pointed out to me).

In all honesty, as Jeff Jacobs pointed out recently about tomorrow night's game, any chance for the Whalers to come back, or the NHL to Hartford, for that matter, lies in the response to three of the Whalers' greatest heros of all time tomorrow night. If people don't care, then it probably won't happen. But Brass, if you said you couldn't get tickets, that's a good start. I don't think the Wolf Pack have sold out all season.

Well it's not being able to get ANY tickets, it's just getting the tickets within the section of my friend in section 114. I mean, they talked about scattered seats, but I would rather sit with him, or just not go at all. I don't even think there gonna take down the curtain things that block the upper sections of the arena.

Oh well though. See ya at the Falcons game!

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I'm planning on going to both the Wolf Pack game (Whalers ceremony) tomorrow night as well as going to the Falcons game Saturday (I got the free tickets through the Reebok offer that some of the other members kindly pointed out to me).

In all honesty, as Jeff Jacobs pointed out recently about tomorrow night's game, any chance for the Whalers to come back, or the NHL to Hartford, for that matter, lies in the response to three of the Whalers' greatest heros of all time tomorrow night. If people don't care, then it probably won't happen. But Brass, if you said you couldn't get tickets, that's a good start. I don't think the Wolf Pack have sold out all season.

I beg to slightly differ-one night won't mean a whole lot in the greater scheme of things. IMO attendance every night would have to greatly increase in Hartford before the NHL even thinks of putting a team there.

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I would agree with you. I just think that the hardcore fans would be the only ones who show up to the game tonight, but if they can't even take the time to go, then the future is slim.

In essence, it won't do much to help our chances, but nobody showing up would significantly hurt it.

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Well I ended up getting some tickets anyway. See ya all there!

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Game was pretty good - 12,200 showed up for the game in an arena where the capacity was 16,000, which is impressive considering the papers said this morning that there were just over 8000 sold so far. The media blitz must have done a ton of work to get the tickets sold.

Anyway, the atmosphere at the game could have easily been mistaken for a Whalers game, as Brass Bonanza played throughout, it was a see of green and blue and the Whalers chants were in full effect.

Call me stubborn, but I really think this could work should a team come back. People were really into it.

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I dunno...I think you guys might want to work on doing more to win over the Wolf Pack fans.

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I dunno...I think you guys might want to work on doing more to win over the Wolf Pack fans.

Well last night Whalers jerseys outnumbered Wolf Pack jerseys or Wolf Pack anything like 4 or 5 to 1. I thought it was a pretty good ceremony. Ronnie Francis almost crying really touched all the Whaler fans. I also love my new free poster! :P

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I'm THRILLED that they did this... unfortunately the fact that I live in Pittsburgh prevented my attendance. It would have been nice to get back to the old barn one lat time.

However, they SCREWED UP the uniforms they gave the players. Blue W, Green tail. They did get it right on the banners though...

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Wow, they totally screwed the pooch on that crest.

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Wow, they totally screwed the pooch on that crest.

Yep - both on the banners and the jerseys - there should be a grey border on the jersey crest.

Now I wish I'd gone last night...sounded like it was a great time! :cursing:

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Wow, they totally screwed the pooch on that crest.

Yep - both on the banners and the jerseys - there should be a grey border on the jersey crest.

Now I wish I'd gone last night...sounded like it was a great time! :cursing:

Not necessarily. The banner logo looks to me like the pre-1992 version of the logo, which was a bit taller and didn't have the silver background. This would match the retired number banners that already hang in the building (2, 9, 19) that were retired before the logo tweak. This also makes since as Dineen is the only one of the three players honored to wear the late-style jersey.

The jerseys were absolutely designed to be the last versions the Whalers wore, and thus are incorrect both in the color swap and should be enclosed with a gray background.

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Ogly.

You'd think the City of Hartford would at least let them USE the correct logos for one night.

Still, let Brass Bonanza ring.

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found this:

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seems that the new banners fit

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found this:

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seems that the new banners fit

Well, yeah, they do. And the cool thing is that they even moved those over so that the others would fit in numerical order.

I think the only thing missing from the entire night, though, was that the Wolf Pack should have been allowed to wear the Whalers' jerseys as throwbacks. That would have been the perfect touch.

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Whatever happend to the AVCO World Cup banner? Did they ever have one?

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Whatever happend to the AVCO World Cup banner? Did they ever have one?

They did, but since it wasn't won in Hartford (they were the Boston Whalers then), the Pack didn't put it back up.

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Is that Kevin Dineen wearing the #11 jersey? My man has let himself go if that is. When he played in Philadelphia, he lived about 6 blocks away from me (and at the time, had a teenaged Eric Lindros living with him). Got to meet him; pretty nice guy. But he got gray and heavy if that's him.

Nice touch memorializing the Whale. When does Andrew Cassels' #21 and Verbeek's #16 go up? And why didn't they put names on the banners?

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