Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fan Pack: New York Rangers

I imagine this might come across as being extremely ungrateful, especially within the Big Apple, but what is an organization like the New York Rangers doing sending out fan packs, including schedules for the 2008-09 season, in the final weeks of the season?

Being an Original Six franchise, one would expect the organization would have its fan marketing house in order. The recent arrivals, however, cast that assumption into the wind.

The envelopes (yes, they sent one each to the three occupants of the Hound Central 4.0 household) carried a March 31 postmark. The original request, which asked for just one fan pack, was sent, via-email, on Aug. 15, 2008.

It's not that the Rangers' effort isn't appreciated. It is. It just seems like it's a little late in the game, so to speak, for them to arrive.

Still, though, one can't complain too much. While some teams send out entire team postcard sets, the Rangers opted for one of King Henrik. Colin got a big kick, too, out of the sticker set.

The schedule, though? That one has me scratching my head.

Here's my report:

Team: New York Rangers
Date sent: Aug. 15, 2008
Date received: April 2, 2009
Elapsed time: 230 days
Items received: Henrik Lundqvist postcard, team sticker set and a 2008-09 season schedule

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