Three Stars wrote:http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/After-Pens-fan-invasion-is-Columbus-right-to-ch?urn=nhl-292699To have Penguins fans up there was a mistake," said Larry Hoepfner, the Jackets vice president of business operations. "We are not going to hide from it. It will not happen again."
Zamboni riders are pre-selected by the organization sometimes days or weeks in advance, Hoepfner said. Fans receiving invitations now will be told they cannot wear team apparel of other NHL teams. Hoepfner spent part of Monday, he said, answering angry emails about the Zamboni rides.The club, which is struggling at the gate, also will explore ways to ensure Jackets' fans get the first chance to buy tickets for popular draws such as the Penguins, Red Wings and Blackhawks. During the 2009 playoffs, for instance, the first day of ticket sales was limited to Ohio residents.
I saw that and questioned how anyone would let a Penguins fan on the Zamboni. I laughed, but then thought it was just a classic switcharoo, claiming he was a jackets fan but was really a Pens fan. I still don't know how he made it on there wearing full Pens garb.