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Yes, it's called NHL Ticket Exchange, it requires prices be above a ticket's original face value, and it kicks back a chunk of the upcharge to the league and its teams.

See how that works?

Something something TicketMaster's the worst, amirite?

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2013/08/20/minnesota-wild-owner-philip-falcone-gets-18-million-misconduct-penalty/

Minnesota Wild co-owner Phil Falcone, has been fined $18 million and disbarred from working in hedge funds because he loaned investors' money to himself.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/13/business/main7051847.shtml

A prominent hedge fund that made huge gains betting against subprime mortgages is reportedly being investigated by federal authorities for extending a $113 million loan to its founder so he could pay off a personal tax bill.

Oh, lovely. Why not just put his head on a pike.

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Oh god, PHT gives me two OITGDNHL posts in one visit!

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/23/report-panthers-minority-owner-sues-over-adult-website-investment/

Florida Panthers minority owner Jordan Zimmerman has reportedly filed a lawsuit involving an investment in an online dating service that’s allegedly a pornography website, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

What did he try to buy, the CCSLC?

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The Rams would also institute this policy but they kind of need the money.

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Credit to the Blues, they at least came right out and said "we don't want Hawks fans here" instead of couching it in some insipid crap about how they're building their glorious organization on the backs of out-of-town fans and not companies who make six-figure buys and also GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS.

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Can I just say I don't particularly mind these policies? For starters, they're only in force for a handful of games for one year. Basically it's a small experiment. If it "fails," you just don't do it again next year. No big deal.

Here's the three potential outcomes as far as I see theme:

1. You avoid opposing (Chicago) fans buying up the tickets immediately and give Blues fans more time to buy the tickets in the months and weeks leading up to the games. This has the desired affect of more Blues fans in the arena for this matchup.

2. Opposing (Chicago) fans still make a concerted effort to come to these games. They buy the multi-game packages of which these are a part and scalp the tickets they don't want. This does not solve the issue of large numbers of opposing fans in the stands, but it does lead to more guaranteed ticket sales of the other games included in the package.

3. Nobody wants to buy these packages and the tickets go unsold and/or the packages are bought by Blues fans, but opposing fans still buy them on stubhub or from scalpers and the breakdown of fans doesn't change much.

In the first two scenarios, it's still a win for the organization. Either they're meeting their goal of having a higher ratio of Blues fans in attendance at these games, or they don't but they're making more money by selling tickets to other games.

Only in the third case would it be a true failure.

I suspect option two is most likely, but we'll see.

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Oh god, PHT gives me two OITGDNHL posts in one visit!

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/23/report-panthers-minority-owner-sues-over-adult-website-investment/

Florida Panthers minority owner Jordan Zimmerman has reportedly filed a lawsuit involving an investment in an online dating service thats allegedly a pornography website, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

What did he try to buy, the CCSLC?

Since when the hell have we've been a "dating site?" With all the vitriol and macho going on here, I'm surprised we haven't been caught by the FBI for lewd posting (McCall).

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A bit of unfortunate news (for some of you, anyways); but due to an apparent violation of policies on our Google ad network we've had to remove the Babe of the Week thread.
You may also notice that many ad spots are now blank. This is the reason why.
Because Google ad revenue makes up nearly 100% of what's required to pay our massive server/hosting bills every month I had no choice but to comply and eliminate the thread. We now hold our breath and hope they realize SportsLogos.Net isn't a pornography site and re-instate our account.

Only on the goddamned CCSLC

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A bit of unfortunate news (for some of you, anyways); but due to an apparent violation of policies on our Google ad network we've had to remove the Babe of the Week thread.
You may also notice that many ad spots are now blank. This is the reason why.
Because Google ad revenue makes up nearly 100% of what's required to pay our massive server/hosting bills every month I had no choice but to comply and eliminate the thread. We now hold our breath and hope they realize SportsLogos.Net isn't a pornography site and re-instate our account.

Only on the goddamned CCSLC

Might be hard if they only look at the "Chris Creamer" part of it.

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- Now, this website in your browser history, sportslogos.net, this is a message board of some kind?

Don't tell her you were looking at sports logos! But what else would you be doing at night?

- It's a pornography site. I was watching pornography.

Hehehe, I would have never thought of that.

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- Now, this website in your browser history, sportslogos.net, this is a message board of some kind?

Don't tell her you were looking at sports logos! But what else would you be doing at night?

- It's a pornography site. I was watching pornography.

Hehehe, I would have never thought of that.

And since that night, we've moved in together, gotten engaged, married, and have a baby on the way.

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It's social engineering at the NHL level. It's sad to see teams resorting to it, especially teams like the Blues who shouldn't have to do this.

This feels kinda familiar, lol. But basically when you've got a bandwagon...errr fanbase... As big as the one operating out of Chicago and on southward, this is going to happen. Their market has more money and tickets to Hawks games are ridiculously priced.

The "Tony Amonte's name sounds familiar so I've been a fan for life" crowd (and also some truly good fans who I'm wrongly painting with a broad brush) jump on the chance to get some cheap seats in a relatively close locale.

It's not like the Blues don't do we'll at the gate. Or like the seats wouldn't be full of Blues fans if Hawks fans just didn't by seats. Or like Hawks fans have been doing this for decades. But a massive market with money got motivated with success, and they jump very quickly on the opportunity to take a short trip and see a good game.

In this case, it's just market realities. If the Hawks weren't fresh off Stanley Cups it wouldn't happen to this degree (or if the Blues won one maybe it also wouldn't--but I'm not suggesting they should have to), but like I said, it's really just the nature of the markets. It's going to happen. I don't really mind coming up with a sales plan to dissuade it or at least make a buck off it if you can't stop it.

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Yeah, it's not something that really bothers me, because it's not as if I was going to go to a Hawks game in St. Louis and now because of this I can't. It's just, in the case of the Predators, something to laugh at because of how insultingly duplicitous their p.r. was. Part of me wants the Hawks to do some tit-for-tat and make a big show out of blocking Preds fans from going to Hawks games just to see if Count steps in for one of his pet teams.

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