Pens are doing the same thing with their in arena store for the first 3 home games. 50% off everything, and they're also giving each fan a voucher for one free concession item (hot dog, burger, etc.) for those 3 games.
18,000+ very loud fans last night at the scrimmage. I don't think attendance is going to suffer from the strike here in Pittsburgh.
Play on the ice was decent last night. Game ended up 3-3 and was won by the Black squad in a shootout.
Wild had an inter-squad scrimmage/game last night - brought up some of the Areo's farm team players to fill out the squad - broadcast the game on the local FSN affiliate - gave out 13,000+ free tickets to fill the X - and had a one-day sale at all three of the Hockey Lodge (team) stores with about everything in the store (autographed items excluded) at 50% off - hugely successful, BTW, reported their biggest sale day ever! Seemed like almost every break in the action they would broadcast some player or coach or team staffer giving some mea culpa to the fans. The game itself was a bit on the ragged side, passes not quite clicking, etc. I expect that the first few weeks of the "regular" season will look a lot like this. With this kind of sloppy play, you are going to need a sharp goalie to get off to a good start this season.
Was hoping to watch the Black and Gold game, but don't think it was on TV anywhere. Can't wait for Saturday's redemption game against the Flyers.