As a New York Rangers Season Subscriber, you are an integral part of the Blueshirts family!
As you may know, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association are currently engaged in the process of negotiating a successor Collective Bargaining Agreement to the current agreement which expires on September 15th, 2012. It is the League's objective to successfully conclude negotiations by between now and that expiration date.
During this process, we are committed to keeping you informed and rewarding you for your continued support. In the event that a new Agreement is not reached prior to the start of the 2012–13 regular season and a work stoppage occurs causing home regular season games to be cancelled and not re-scheduled, Season Subscribers will each have the option of either receiving a refund with interest on a monthly basis or choosing to keep money on account with interest. More specific details about refunds or credits will be shared at the appropriate time as necessary.
While we are hoping that a work stoppage does not occur, this plan has been developed to ensure that you, our loyal Season Subscribers, are protected.
We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support of the Blueshirts. We look forward to seeing you soon at The Garden.
Executive Vice President, Teams Marketing and Sales
...$hit's getting real.
i did cancel my nhl center ice with no problems. fios told me i cant get it back at the discount if they come back. i said so what? they would have to sell it to me at 50% off if they wanted my business so the whopping 9.00 off isnt incentive enough for me. also i have nhl network but thats in a package with all of my nba , nfl mlb networks & movie channels. i get it all bundled so i cant drop just nhl network and since its all built in im stuck with it but at least by cancelling my nhl center ice its a start. i do have a 36 yr ny rangers subscription and for now am helpless til they give me back money. if they lose the whole season however i might consider giving up my seats and saying adios after 36 yrs and 3 lockouts!
Just emailed NHL.com to cancel my CenterIce Online Subscription for the upcoming season. It was the only thing I could think to do to have some impact on what's going on and to express my disgust to the league. Although no on will read it, I'm also going to pass the following on the NHL.com:
Dear Gary Bettman,
For the past two year I've worked 50+ hours weeks every week to scrape together enough money to pay to watch my favorite team play my favorite sport in an out-of-market area. I haven't asked very much of you, just to make sure that the streaming quality was high enough so I could tell which players were which.
For the past two year, I'm not really sure what you've done other than subjecting youself to booing before handing out the Stanley Cup each season. What you have been doing is ignoring the pending expiration of you contract with your only employees, and now with 72 hours to spare, you're no closer than you've ever been to an agreement. You don't seem to care, or seem to be doing anything to correct this.
Your job seems easy. Let's trade.
the league doesn't HAVE TO lock the players out when the CBA expires. If a deal seems to be in sight, why lock the players out on Sept 15? No need to. By not locking the players out, it would probably be seen as a gesture of good faith and might speed up the negotiations. If substantial progress is made over the next few days, there might not be a need to lock the players out. Now if a week after it expires, negotiations seem to be moving in the opposite directions, then I wouldn't be surprised to see the players get locked out.
why did they wait til just now to send this when we all knew since july this was coming. they have our money thats why!
@TheNYRBlog i want a free jersey or tix to casino night or dinner with nash hank etc along with my interest which will earn about a $1