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The Hockey Network places ad in LA Times classifieds to respond to ads in NJ and VAN

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2 years, 1 month ago 1

  • george
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Many of you probably heard about this through our Facebook page, but in case you haven't I thought I would post something up here.

I came across this article on Yahoo:
sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ki...-183324481--nhl.html

To sum it up, an LA Kings Fan put a classified ad in a New Jersey newspaper and a Vancouver newspaper that said better luck next year. So I thought it would be funny to put something in a LA newspaper. We polled our FB fans, came up with something everyone thought was funny, and then got an overwhelming response to put it in.... so we put it in the LA Times Sports Section, for Thursday June 21, 2012

Here is what the classified ad looks like:



"Dear L.A. Kings Fan," Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every 45 years.



For all you Kings fans that are going to complain.... yes I am a Devils fan, and yes The Hockey Network is based in New Jersey. But that really wasn't the reasoning behind, I just thought it would be funny, and when we polled our 30,000 Facebook fans, they agreed by a wide margin. And before you get too upset, it's just a joke, calm down. I have nothing but respect for the Kings, they had an amazing run this year and deserved the cup, and the fans deserved the cup too - I know there are a lot of die-hards out there. And actually the guy who helped make TheHockeyNetwork.com, Tim, is a Kings fan and lives in LA!

If someone can post a picture of the ad in the LA Times today that would be awesome, I'd love to see it.


UPDATE:

Thanks friend of The Hockey Network Patrick Demsey (he plays Mike Eruzione in the movie Miracle) for taking a picture and sending it to us.

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That's clever, I'm a Devils fan as well.

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Haha. I will save you a hard copy and I will send it to you! Omg so many people will get really pissed off! N i am a die hard kings fan.
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That is hilarious! I'll have to ask my uncle out in LA to see if he can get his hands on a hard copy. Well played sir, well played.
"Patrice Bergeron, you are a magnificent player!" -The one and only Jack Edwards

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Awesome, George!!! Every Sharks fan thanks you.

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UPDATE:

Thanks friend of The Hockey Network Patrick Demsey (he plays Mike Eruzione in the movie Miracle) for taking a picture and sending it to us.

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whats his prize???????????
Lets Go Hawks!

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Hahaha yess i love it very clever
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This is just way too Beautiful!

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When I saw this on facebook I thought it was great, im a Kings fan, but it is really funny. but......... I also read this.....The life span of the squirrel is approximately six years. Most urban squirrels do not reach their first birthday. This is due not to predators, but rather to automobiles ... Copied from squirrels.org
So uhhh ya, its still funny, but hmmm whatever.

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guess it would be funnier if it were possible.

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Yahoo did a little article about the ad: sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/je...-195928556--nhl.html

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it calls the hockey network a 'new jersey related site" is that true?
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Two guys built The Hockey Network, me (George) and I live in New Jersey, and Tim who lives in LA. officially the company address is in New Jersey, but it isn't like the website centers around New Jersey or the Devils (obviously as anyone who has used the site knows).

I think yahoo sports just played up the angle that I'm in New Jersey because it makes for a more interesting article if he makes it sound like a Devils fan strikes back
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No matter where your from, great site, thank you.

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ok that makes sense, i was about to say....um isnt it a hockey site for all teams
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