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The Minnesota Wild are offering season ticket holders 10 percent interest in return if they keep their accounts paid in full during the NHL lockout and don't request a refund.
The Wild announced Monday they'll credit those season ticket holders for any canceled games, plus 10 percent interest on the dollar value of tickets for the lost games. That can be applied toward future games or subsequent season renewals. Credit will be issued when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached between the owners and players.
The lockout began late Saturday. The work stoppage is poor timing for the Wild as much as any other NHL team. They've reported the equivalent of about 4,000 new season tickets sold since stars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were signed on July 4.
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For Immediate Release Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012
MINNESOTA WILD STATEMENT TO OUR FANS:
âAfter a very exciting summer, we have been overwhelmed by the tremendous support the State of Hockey has shown our organization. We are as anxious as our fans to see our new team take the ice!
We appreciate the continued support...
The NHL is in a lockout. And if you are an NHL team, its time to get creative.
Borderline markets like Nashville are worried that the lockout will effect their season ticket renewal rates (the team had retained 94% of its season tickets by mid August), the Phoenix Coyotes have issues even beyond the lockout with former Sharks CEO Greg Jamison looking to purchase the team (and facing...
Notable players lost: Zach Parise (MIN)
Notable players obtained: Bobby Butler (OTT), Krystofer Barch (FLA)
Drafted: Stefan Matteau- 1st round, 29th overall
It has been that kind of offseason for the Eastern Conference champions. It is virtually impossible for a team to lose a 30 goal scorer and only acquire a pair of fringe NHL'ers in return, to expect any kind of return...
from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
The Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks released statements in the hours after the owners locked out the players at midnight on Saturday.
The letters, generally speaking, thanked fans for their patience...