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#1 djstubbs

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:02 PM

Two nights in a row of Red Wings games, and tons of Avs games!

Damn them.

I want to watch the Philly game.

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#2 insanity_gallops

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:04 PM

Well... yeah... that's a given.

Red Wings, Avs, Flyers, Rangers -- these are the teams with a large drawing power and have star-power on their roster.

From a ratings standpoint, it tends to make sense.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:11 PM

I would love to see 25 Columbus vs Florida games, myself.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:12 PM

All I'm asking for is a couple of more eastern games... and a few less Colorado/detroit
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:14 PM

All I'm asking for is a couple of more eastern games... and a few less Colorado/detroit

that I agree with.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 08:18 PM

THey should decide what games they are showing closer to the dates....Like play games where teams are fighting for a playoff birth not Detroit vs Colombus....even tho they happened to put up a good fight last night.
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:37 PM

First of all what ESPN needs to do is get rid of the NBA....that league sucks...


More Melrose will make me happy....

although i do get the best hockey here.....HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA....
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Posted 01 April 2004 - 10:51 PM

Apprently Pang and Yzerman are best friends, they were best man for each others wedding.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:13 AM

Apprently Pang and Yzerman are best friends, they were best man for each others wedding.

Pang is married?!?!
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 07:58 AM

you espn bashing folks need center ice,i havent watched regular season hockey on espn in a loooong time.with all the different pregame shows on sattelite theres lots of hockey info to go around-----swampy
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 08:39 AM

THey should decide what games they are showing closer to the dates....Like play games where teams are fighting for a playoff birth not Detroit vs Colombus....even tho they happened to put up a good fight last night.

I agree, I don't think it makes any sense for them to just predict before the season even starts what teams will be battling for a playoff spot just for the sake of coming out with a TV schedule.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 08:53 AM

Its called RATINGS. Detroit is hockeytown and makes the ratings for ESPN hockey more palatable.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:10 AM

although i do get the best hockey here.....HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA....

Cheers to that!

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I will always be a proponent of Center Ice adding Canadian sports channels (TSN, Sportsnet (all four), RDS (maybe not, but hey), The Score, The NHL Network all 24/7, CBC when applicable).

If I were a Devils fan in NJ, I wouldn't buy Center Ice. Add in all the Canadian channels, I'D BUY IT IN A HEARTBEAT.

I am NOT exaggerating, if you have never seen Canadian SportsCentre, you'd piss yourself. For a hockey fan, it is 500x better than our SportsCenter. They cover all four sports but give first priority to hockey.

And you'd die for the other channels. OK, maybe not many would watch RDS, so maybe not that one, but The NHL Network? HOT DAMN! They are sooooooooo good.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 10:49 AM

from a strict hockey point of view center ice is a MUST have where ever you hang your skates.how can you argue w/1100 or so games.btw there are ways to pick up those elusive canadian channels here in the states B )

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 11:04 AM

I will always be a proponent of Center Ice adding Canadian sports channels (TSN, Sportsnet (all four), RDS (maybe not, but hey), The Score, The NHL Network all 24/7, CBC when applicable).

If I were a Devils fan in NJ, I wouldn't buy Center Ice. Add in all the Canadian channels, I'D BUY IT IN A HEARTBEAT.

Center Ice is a "must have" these days. I can't imagine only getting to see Stars games now. I have learned so much about the league and the EC that I never knew before I got Center Ice. It just makes watching hockey that much more enjoyable. There are so many more games that I care about, and teams, too, that I never got a chance to see before. Obviously I got Center Ice because it was the only way to get to see Nieuwy play, but it's become much more than that. I follow the whole league now. It has really changed my perspective on hockey.

If Center Ice added those channels - it would be absolutely PERFECT!
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:03 PM

I don't have Center Ice this year, but NEXT SEASON (provided there is one) I will get it. My brother and other friends have it and they mock me merciless if I am home on a Saturday night without it.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:34 PM

from a strict hockey point of view center ice is a MUST have where ever you hang your skates.how can you argue w/1100 or so games.btw there are ways to pick up those elusive canadian channels here in the states B )

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 01:25 PM

Its called RATINGS. Detroit is hockeytown and makes the ratings for ESPN hockey more palatable.

Sorry Manta Ray, but unless it's an exclusive Thursday night, the ESPN feed in Detroit is blacked out. So none of the ratings count in Detroit & the city of whoever they're playing.
Granted they're a good road draw, but it still doesn't make any sense why ESPN doesn't keep the last 2 weeks open to show whatever games are playoff-relevant, instead of the presidents' trophy coronation of the wings.
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 01:44 PM

Personally Im dreaming of the day E$PN stops covering the NHL...screw everything about that station...sorry E$PN that the NHL dosent have more trash talkers and felons....I have absolutely nothing nice to say about that network
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Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:41 PM

Yea, those Red Wing games are really racking up the rating points. ESPN might as well throw a little diversity into the mix...their ratings are going to suck regardless of who's playing.

From my perspective, a hockey fan is going to watch a hockey game if it is on. A casual fan isn't going to watch the games regardless, because there are no casual hockey fans, at least not until the later playoff rounds.
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