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It could all come down to 4/3 - Buf @ Canes

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Just curious.. who do you root to win when sabres play canes?

When each team is at their home arena.

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Perhaps the Canes need to take a page from the Kitty-kat playbook and charge more for games that draw legions of opposing fans. Would love to know the differnce between tickets sold and actual attendence as it would give somewhat of an idea of STH who stayed home to avoid having to deal with the buffaslug fans. The 4/3 game concerns me b/c its 5PM start means there is a greater chance of dealing with drunken behavior (from both sides)

You can count at least three STH that wasn't there. We decided that after the 06 playoffs that we would not attend any more games when the SLUGS are in town. Look's like nothing has changed.

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You can count at least three STH that wasn't there. We decided that after the 06 playoffs that we would not attend any more games when the SLUGS are in town. Look's like nothing has changed.

Do you sell your tickets, give them away, swap them for another date? I'm curious.

Question: What percent of the Sabre fans at these games does everyone think are alleged "Canes" fans all other times? IMO the number is greater than zero.

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Do you sell your tickets, give them away, swap them for another date? I'm curious.

Question: What percent of the Sabre fans at these games does everyone think are alleged "Canes" fans all other times? IMO the number is greater than zero.

We have a neighbor who has a young son who just loves the Canes so we give them our tickets. Although to think about it, he has never made a comment to me on the Slug fans.

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We'll be there, even though I don't care for the Slugs fans either, ever since the 2006 playoffs. And I think we come by it honestly, since we'd never been to a game vs. the Slugs until that day and we had no idea what that would be like until we experienced it firsthand. The next Slugs game we went to featured cards at seats outlining what behavior was unacceptable (and I doubted that would do any good - I'd guess a high percentage of the Slugs fans who are the problem didn't bother with them, assuming they could read and understand them in the first place). Things have not improved since then. Thus my glee every time we win against them. Husband finds this amusing since I'm just not that sort of person in general ... and have respect for the truly good players on the opposing team (I will not ever forget what Ryan Miller did for us in the Olympics). But a goodly number of the fans are really a blight on that team.

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When each team is at their home arena.

WOW! thanks and can't see how a fan(atic) can do that, esp base who they root for on where they playing that night. Do not see how you can switch allegiences that fast so if had a back to back home/away with buffalo, you root for the canes to win in game 1 and root for sabres to win game 2.. I could never do that..I like the blackhawks also( esp since the old man kicked the bucket), so root for them as my west team,but home or away when play the canes, i'm a canes fan.. guess different strokes for different folks.

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We'll definitely be there again. Fortunately, we haven't experienced any issues with overly "enthusiastic" Buffalo fans! We had two guys behind us the other night who were friendly and just enjoying the game like we were. Frankly, it's Pittsburgh fans who I'd rather avoid lately - I've been much more bothered by some of their behavior.

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i am not a season or group pass holder but i was looking for a good game to take my son to that had playoff ramifications other thatn the obvious. i was going to buy tickets to the Redwings game in April from a co-worker that is a RW fan but that was the last game i took him to so i wanted him to see a different team.

So i bought two tickets to the game against the Slugs.

I can't imagine not going to this game because of the opposing fans, i will be there and it should be a wild affair.

Go Canes.

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Every team has fans that embarrass the whole fan base. Not just Buffalo.

Well said,,there are jerks everywhere!

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The game last week was very tame compared to some Buffalo games in the past. Was very odd, kept waiting for something to happen but it never did in my area.

The last Pitt game on the other hand was wayyyy worse. We tailgated outside starting around 4:00pm and it was car load after car load of Pens fans (most with NC plates) with their windows rolled down yelling Go Pens and yelling directly at us that the Canes suck. The say the least it was very annoying...but its part of the game, I guess.

My opinion is that the Pens are taking over the title from the Slugs.

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I have to LOL at this one. :lol::rofl:

Some dude over at letsgocanes started this whole self proclaimed crusade (including this thread too)to get Canes fans to come to the Slug game in April. Not a bad idea right? Youd think, but not only has his thread been linked from the Sluggies board for their entertainment, but this dude posted the STH code and link so anyone can now get the fan appreciation cheaper tickets! He's personally responsable for supplying some Sluggies with cheapo tix.

So now, instead of getting more Canes fans in the seats, he's made it so the Sluggies can now get our STH discount too. Awesome work! :thumbsup:

Whatever. Just go to games and dont let another fanbase dictate whether you go or not. Its threads like this all over the Canes sites that fuel the fire with the slug fans. They already know two things:

1) they're hated as a fan base down here and probably most other places too

2) its guaranteed that Canes fans will post all over the internet before and after a Slug game complaining all about them and their drunken behavior giving them all the attention they crave. Not gonna change a thing.

quote from the Slug board

As far as I can tell, its true. I don't know why they would leave it open like that. Although I do appreciate the coincidence that 'Canes fans posting to "fill ###### in their seats" has resulted in me getting 5 Sabres Fans to the game for 75% off :-) (Sect 115, Row WW, seats 8-12). I've also passed it along to many other fans in the Raleigh area. My CC has been charged and I do have tickets in hand.

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First of all, the above post hits the nail on the head.

Secondly some Canes fans can't afford to buy tickets. You really need to keep them in mind when you post things that seem to come off as "your a lesser fan for not being here" It's nice some of you are STH's and nice some can drive the so and so miles to the game...and so on. Just keep them in mind when you call out a fanbase. Maybe you don't include them but trust me those fans take it personally even if you don't include them.

That said.

I get what he's trying to do but I would really not want the Canes after me for potentially thousands of dollars of lost revenue because I handed out the STH code to the entire world. Whether or not I thought the Canes would consider it small potatoes.

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That said.

I get what he's trying to do but I would really not want the Canes after me for potentially thousands of dollars of lost revenue because I handed out the STH code to the entire world. Whether or not I thought the Canes would consider it small potatoes.

Cmon now Legend. You act like those 3 letters are some kind of secret code. You really think that there are not some Sabres fans who are also Season Ticket Holders. for the canes. No lost revenue for Galeforce . The money is the same color for both kinds of fans. I am sure the Canes Org is happy to take either and glad to see the airplay this is getting. Exactly what "Canes" are going to go after the aformentioned poster?

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I have my seats for this game...and would not miss it. I will be loud and proud wearing My CANES jersey :thumbsup: Let's go CANES and Caniacs! As for fans of other teams seating in the seats at the RBC center...Go ahead...Thanks for "paying" us a visit :razz:

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I'm beginning to miss "The Great Babchuk Debate" threads after reading through this one.

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I'm beginning to miss "The Great Babchuk Debate" threads after reading through this one.

babchuck was a closet buffalo fan and buys tickets to give to sabre fans... true story :grin: j/k

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babchuck was a closet buffalo fan and buys tickets to give to sabre fans... true story :grin: j/k

I heard Babchuk was sending a case of chilled champagne to the visitors locker room on April 3rd knowing that Linda Ruff was ready to declare his first ever Slug championship.

Also a true story :grin:

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Highlights of My Game Experience Last Night

- Almost ran over some drunkard at 5:00 holding a "Raleigh Sucks" sign as he made a point to introduce himself to every car entering the East Lot. I saw him taunting as many people as possible with the same sign inside the arena

- My wife and I were thoroughly cursed as being heathens from Raleigh by another group of Buffalosers as we attempted to tailgate for an hour or so. We put our stuff in the truck and moved

- Another wonderful person from western NY attempted to take down my Hurricanes flags. I know he was from Buffalo because he told my wife and I he drove all day to be here.

- Once in our seats, the wonderful group behind us continued to pour beer all over themselves while making sure we were in on that fun as well

- The group of Buffalosers in the section beside us knew every curse word known to man, and used every one as well

- But to top it off, when we won the game in overtime, the bunch of Buffalosers on the other side of us reigned down hot nachos and cheese all over us. My wife was burnt and both of our jerseys are likely ruined.

I hate 'em, every last one of em. It would be different if it was just one game, but every stinkin time it's something with these morons. It's no wonder people with kids stay away.

I wish my buddies and I were sitting near you. We may not have helped the situation from a security standpoint, but we sure would have enjoyed helping you and your wife.

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I am no longer willing to see OUR HOUSE be disrespected and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is. The April 3 game is a Sunday, 5PM game. It is also one of the STH appreciation games that STH's can buy additional tickets (link http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=64123). I'll certainly be doing my part to fill up the place.

I hereby issue a challenge to all Caniacs to fill that place up with red on April 3 and drown out the Buffalonians. Put on your big boy or big girl pants and show up if you already have tickets.

Us Buffalonians are going to rule the place. GO SABRES!!!!!!!

I have to LOL at this one. :lol::rofl:

Some dude over at letsgocanes started this whole self proclaimed crusade (including this thread too)to get Canes fans to come to the Slug game in April. Not a bad idea right? Youd think, but not only has his thread been linked from the Sluggies board for their entertainment, but this dude posted the STH code and link so anyone can now get the fan appreciation cheaper tickets! He's personally responsable for supplying some Sluggies with cheapo tix.

So now, instead of getting more Canes fans in the seats, he's made it so the Sluggies can now get our STH discount too. Awesome work! :thumbsup:

Whatever. Just go to games and dont let another fanbase dictate whether you go or not. Its threads like this all over the Canes sites that fuel the fire with the slug fans. They already know two things:

1) they're hated as a fan base down here and probably most other places too

2) its guaranteed that Canes fans will post all over the internet before and after a Slug game complaining all about them and their drunken behavior giving them all the attention they crave. Not gonna change a thing.

quote from the Slug board

The only reason why you call us slugs is because we always win against you. GO SABRES!!!!!

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It's no wonder there are so many Sabres fans here in NC. Would YOU want to live in the dump known as Buffalo? :P

The only reason why you call us slugs is because we always win against you. GO SABRES!!!!!

This just doesn't make any logical sense.

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