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Southern California breaks the NHL

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Woohoo! Outdoor hockey! Everyone loves outdoor hockey!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>80% of the tickets for the Kings-Ducks Stadium Series game have been sold. The game is expected to sell out during the week of the game.</p>&mdash; Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/lakingsinsider/statuses/416273513175990272">December 26, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Oops. Maybe only 44,000 people are excited about outdoor hockey in southern California. Or maybe charging $250 for a single ticket isn't a great idea. Ticket prices got lowered, and people that paid the original amount will get a refund. That however completely contradicts the NHL's stance on making a boatload of money off of these games. Good for us though. I'm all for controlling the economics in sports so that rich jerks aren't even richer jerks. Of course though, not everyone sees it this way.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a> A great way to penalize the hard core fans who bought their tickets immediately. <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL">@NHL</a></p>&mdash; Tamara (@twhit9149) <a href="https://twitter.com/twhit9149/statuses/416616301910441984">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Well you don't HAVE to read the actual article, because 140 characters perfectly gives you all the information you'll ever need. Anyways, moving on...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>So an LA outdoor hockey game WASN&#39;T a good idea? RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a> NHL lowers prices to Kings-Ducks at Dodger Stadium&#10;<a href="http://t.co/D5N2YayHcK">http://t.co/D5N2YayHcK</a></p>&mdash; Mason (@MasonAnimation) <a href="https://twitter.com/MasonAnimation/statuses/416606534718996482">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Neither is having failing franchise in Columbus, but oh well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not shocked that there&#39;s little demand. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a>: NHL lowers prices to Kings-Ducks at Dodger Stadium&#10;<a href="http://t.co/f0kTiS3weM">http://t.co/f0kTiS3weM</a></p>&mdash; JoAnn Clark (@psuhockeychick) <a href="https://twitter.com/psuhockeychick/statuses/416607265282473984">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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And someone is failing basic economics!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a> cause it&#39;s the dumbest game the <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL">@NHL</a> has done this year, no game in Min,Chi,Stl,Col,CBJ So Cal makes perfect sense PHX next yr?</p>&mdash; Evan Lodin (@MnGatorbait) <a href="https://twitter.com/MnGatorbait/statuses/416609982818172928">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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What's with all this support for the Blue Jackets? Why don't these people actually go the regular Columbus games? And when has Minnesota or St. Louis won anything? The Avs have barely even been a force since Patrick Roy retired. But let's just ignore those Cups in southern California. Also, real bummer to hear that Chicago cancelled their game apparently.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a> I&#39;m rooting for all the outdoor games to fail miserably so we can get back to just one special game on New Year&#39;s Day.</p>&mdash; C.J. (@CBJFan9) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBJFan9/statuses/416610112321503232">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Okay, this I agree with. It won't happen because MONEY, YOU IDIOTS!!!! MONEY!!!!!!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Buccigross">@Buccigross</a> this is why there should be ONE outdoor game a year and why it should be places that love hockey</p>&mdash; Zack Heuring (@heuring3) <a href="https://twitter.com/heuring3/statuses/416615899760570369">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Yeah! Again-hey, wait. Fuck you!

Or again, you know, it's the obvious problem.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/grubendol">@grubendol</a> &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/BillShaikin">@BillShaikin</a>: Price cuts for overpriced Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium: <a href="http://t.co/OU4XclNO7i">http://t.co/OU4XclNO7i</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Rebekah Shibley (@DodgerFoodie) <a href="https://twitter.com/DodgerFoodie/statuses/416467122777108480">December 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Maybe all those fly over state idiots are right though (they aren't). I think God himself [makes sign of the cross] is going to voice his displeasure with an outdoor game in southern California. Starting with:

Water turning to blood

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Done.

A plague of frogs


Documented.

The plague of pests

Pretty sure Dustin Brown has had this in effect ever since he arrived in L.A.

Lots of boils

Two huge looking boils already.

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Lice and fleas

If Daniel Carcillo forgets to use his doctos prescribed shampoo there is a pretty high chance this happens

Flies

Dammit Carcillo! Just take a shower!

Darkness

Uh, there was that time the lights wouldn't turn on at Anaheim for the third period?

Hail

Yeah right, not happening. Not even God can give California shitty weather. Get outta here.

Death of the first line

This would be pretty devastating. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, along with Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter. Dwight King would find a way to survive. Probably by scaring Death away.


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