NHL TEAM NOTES: MIGHTY DUCKS OFFERING FANS A "GOAL CARD"
Mighty Duck fans who sign up for the "Die-Hard Duck
Frequent Fan Rewards Program" will receive a "Goal Card,"
according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Once
inside The Pond, fans can swipe their "Goal Card" through a
kiosk machine to receive two points. An accumulation of 20
points is good for a Ducks team poster, 44 points can get
you into a private practice session, 60 points is good for
two Disneyland tickets and 80 points equals a brunch with
the team's coaching staff (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 9/21).
WHAT'S IN A NAME?: The St. Paul NHL expansion team is
"giving fans an extra week to offer" suggestions on what to
name the team. In addition to Gnats and Frozen Ears, fans
in the "fishing-crazy" state have suggested the Flying
Walleye, Ninja Muskies and Fighting Smelt. Other
suggestions include the Corn Dogs, Ten Thousand Lakers and
Puckeroos. Along with the nickname, the team also has to
decide on what geographical reference to use, either
Minnesota or St. Paul (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/23).
NOTES: The Avalanche have a waiting list "of about"
3,000 fans (HOCKEY NEWS, 9/26)...In Montreal, Pat Hickey
writes that the Senators "continue to be a tough sell in the
suburb," as they are "stalled" at 9,400 season-ticket sales
and have 47 unsold luxury suites (Montreal GAZETTE, 9/23).