It would be fair to say that last week was a rough one for the Ottawa Senators. In addition to Erik Karlsson’s injury, the Senators became the butt of jokes around the league when it was revealed that they’d sent a letter to their fans asking them not to offer their tickets to Maple Leaf supporters.
But while the Senators were rightfully criticized for appearing thin-skinned, it’s worth pointing out that a team sending a letter out to its fan base isn’t unusual. In fact, it happens all the time. It’s just that the rest of us don’t usually get to see a copy.
Luckily, I long ago made sure I was on the mailing list for every NHL team. Here’s a random sampling of some of the mail that hockey fans have been receiving just over the past few weeks.
For example, this one showed up as part of a package last week.
Buffalo fans got this one during training camp.
This one actually just arrived today.
This was in my mailbox in early February.
Much like the Senators, here's an organization takes the concerns of their season ticket holders seriously.
Leaf fans get this one pretty much every year.
There was something oddly familiar about this one.
Finally, this one feels like it wasn't necessary at all, to be honest.