The response from today's events at HSBC seems to be overwhelmingly positive.
Everyone seems to love the new jerseys.
Everyone seems to love the fact that Darcy Regier got a contract extension.
Everyone seemed to love the street hockey tournament.
People seemed to love the autograph session with almost every Sabre there is. Note: the longest lines were for Miller and Afinogenov. (So although he had a bad year last year, the crowd still loves Max). Second note: I missed out on most of the autographs cause I was in the press conference, but my wife and kids got about a dozen each and said all the players were great (but their favorite was Stafford, who signed their shirts).
And personally, I loved the press conference in the afternoon. This guy, however, seemed to think that it was out of line to ask political questions.
I asked two questions at the press conference, one about Responsible New York ... and a second about the shared ownership deal. Golisano answered the first and Regier answered the second.
BTW, I ordered a blank jersey from Dave and Adams Card World on Sheridan. They said it'd be in on Dec. 2nd.
Oh, and here's a link to some more of the photos I took.