Article written by Sportmentary - Editor in Chief Sportmentary Online Sports Talk
If you've read some of my previous articles you know that I'm not a fan of the Phoenix Coyotes. You also know that I think that the team should relocate to a city that likes hockey and will support the club. You also know that I've written about their terrible attendance that ranks last in the NHL. You know that I love for them to lose hockey games and I will celebrate the day that they leave Phoenix for another city, hopefully Quebec, Canada.
It seems as if I'm not the only one concerned about the team's poor attendance this year, last year and many years. The NHL owns the Coyotes so it's hard to know who came up with one of the most idiotic ticket promotions in NHL history. I've joked that you can buy bargain tickets at 7 Eleven. I'm not even sure that's true.
Before I continue I want to provide you with the press release that was printed on SI.com.
I've heard of Russian Roulette but I had never heard of Phoenix Coyotes Roulette. Phoenix Coyotes Roulette is taking a risk of buying tickets to a Coyotes game and only getting the value of a couple of games. That would see you dropping more money than you should for a Coyotes game.
Can anyone but me see how this thing could fail miserably? Wouldn't it be hilarious if the Coyotes gave up tons of goals in a f to seven game span and fans become irate that they took the gamble and played Phoenix Coyotes Roulette only to have lost that gamble? I would be laughing my head off.
Now if this promotion pays off, they will at least be able to fill the building for a few games and maybe that will build some fan loyalty. Well, that's a stretch.
I wonder if this is some experiment for the NHL to gauge fan interest in the club once and for all. Who knows but I do think this is a crazy promotion and one that can backfire miserably.
This is a dumb promotion and the Coyotes earn Thursday's Fool of the Day honor.