In a year full of a seemingly endless amount of lows for the Sens franchise, here's another one to add to the pile. The Sens AHL affiliate, Binghamton, will wear vintage "O" throwback jerseys for this Saturdays game against the Rochester Americans. The jerseys will be then auctioned off to some lucky fans as souvenirs.
Now you may be asking yourself, what's the big deal? It wouldn't be a huge deal, except that the Sens fan base has been wanting us to wear these for YEARS and the Sens brass failed to make it happen. I guess they're too busy scoreboard shopping or plotting our Stanley Cup parade route to worry about little things, like pleasing your ever dwindling fan base.
It seems to be a bit of a slap in the face to their fans who have been asking for this to happen for years if you ask me. The Sens have been selling basically the exact same jersey in their stores for years now and yet it hasn't made the ice even one time. Yet the farm team, who's top player makes a whopping 250k (Corey Locke) and who's most expensive seat is $17.75, somehow has the resources to make it happen? Embarassing, yet expected.
When will the Sens organization turn it around? Between the non stop personnel circus, the parking lot situation, the out of date scoreboard, the uninspired play, the awful in game music, the lack of wins, the 7240923 diffrent price points for tickets, the lack of creative marketing, and the overall stink that is hovering over the whole franchise, why would anyone want to pay to attend a game at this point?
It's the little things that count, and this was something the fans wanted. It could have easily been done over the years to appease them, yet it didn't happen. Perhaps they think we will just show up regardless? Well they will be in for a rude awakening come next year. If you think we have attendance problems now, just wait. The whole city and fan base is becoming fed up, and not just with the play on the ice, but with the way the entire organization is run, from the top position on down and everything in between. Trust me I know, I see the emails from the fans.
I can't be the only one who wonders what the hell is going on there? I've been to games all over North America and we need changes to our gameday experience trust me. I worry that if things don't change and soon, that the fans will stay away, and permanently, and I don't want to have to write about the Quebec City Senators in my lifetime.
Remember I criticize because I care.