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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wednesday News

Well, season tickets are officially capped at 15,000.  WOW!  So in other news the Anaheim Ducks renewed their affiliation withe Augusta Lynx, more Niedermayer retirement talk and another link to Scott & Rob's Stanley Cup day.

Ducks Season Tickets Capped at 15,000

The Ducks have announced that they have capped season ticket sales at 15,000 and started a waiting list for all future orders. The club is capping such sales in order to provide fans the opportunity to purchase single-game seats on Saturday, Sept. 15 for the 2007-08 home schedule.

Click here to get on the season seat waiting list

“Our community has enthusiastically responded to our success over the last two years, and we thank them for their tremendous support,” said Anaheim Ducks Executive VP/COO and Anaheim Arena Management President/CEO Tim Ryan. “As we’ve stated for the last two seasons, one of our primary objectives is to continue expanding the growth of hockey in Southern California. With that in mind, we have decided to cap season seat sales in order to be able to continue to give fans the opportunity to watch our sport in person.”

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Augusta Lynx renew their affiliation with the Ducks.

“I couldn’t be happier to once again share this affiliation,” said Lynx general manager Dan Troutman. “The quality and skill level of the players we have received in the past from both Anaheim and Portland has been phenomenal, and they have made a direct and immediate impact for our team. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be affiliated with the Stanley Cup Champions? It is a great opportunity for this organization moving forward into our 10th Anniversary.”

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Scott Niedermayer retirement watch

"He's getting cold feet," joked his wife, Lisa, as the two stood in a parking lot in Cranbrook, Canada, where they grew up.
Asked about the Ducks' opening series of the upcoming regular season -- consecutive games against the Kings in London on Sept. 29-30 -- Niedermayer was more certain. He made it clear that the trip was too far and that he does not plan to go. "Let's put it this way," said the four-time Stanley Cup winner, "there's a bigger chance that I will play this season than go to London."

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Earl Sleek has his own unique look at the Niedermayer situation with an interesting statistic

At any rate, word on the web is that Scotty is considering coming back for another season, though for whatever reason, he doesn’t want to go to England. Severe anglophobia aside, this would be a tremendous development for the Ducks’ hopes of repeating.

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One more Scott and Rob with the cup article

The long wait started on June 6 when Scott and Rob Niedermayer first hoisted the Stanley Cup after their Anaheim Ducks had won the final game against the Ottawa Senators. It finally came to an end on Monday, when people got a chance to get a good look at Lord Stanley’s cup at the Cranbrook RecPlex. East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett and Cranbrook Mayor Ross Priest had issued the invitation and hundreds of people came out to celebrate.

Everybody got on their feet, giving the Niedermayer brothers and enthusiastic welcome when they were brought into the arena to the sound of “Ladies and Gentlemen”, the song the Ducks played before every single Stanley Cup game. The cup perched on the cab, Scott and Rob Niedermayer got a ride in the box of a truck before joining their hosts in the middle at centre ice to answer some questions about their careers and Stanley Cup success.

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