Are the Canadiens Not Approving Draft Tickets for Americans?

This is a map of the northeast corner of North America:

 

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That circle is centered on Montreal and is a circle meaning all points on the thick black line are equidistant from Montreal. To include Toronto and part of the golden horseshoe inside that circle, we need to extend its radius to 375 miles. You know what else is 375 miles from Montreal? New York City. So why is it that the Montreal Canadiens aren't sending draft tickets to people in America? Their website clearly says:

For your chance to obtain tickets, please register by completing the form  on Monday, June 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m available exclusively on canadiens.com . Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets are gone.

Well that's funny, SkinnyFish refreshed their page until the registration box popped up and didn't get an email about tickets, while people who registered afterwards and live in Canada (including people in British Columbia) got theirs. First come, first serve, my ass.

Are the Habs not sending tickets to people who live in America? Their website didn't have a way for us to enter the state we lived in. If you're a New York Islanders fan who wants to see his team pick first overall sorry, Montreal doesn't mail tickets to you folks south of the 49th parallel. What's Montreal's motivation for this? I hope this was some sort of oversight, but since it's unlikely to be corrected this seems like a pathetic move on the part of les Canadiens.

I'll get tickets somehow, and I'll get in to the draft, but I plan to show Montreal how I feel about their "warm welcome" by not buying a single thing while I'm at the Bell Centre, I hope some of you join in too.

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