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In Topic: NHL Loses Key Decision in TV Rights Lawsuit - Upd 11/14/14

Yesterday, 03:51 PM

There are several dead-zones for each team.  Happens somewhere in Rockland County in NY and part of Connecticut, too.  I recently bought a new house and moved, have also become a cord cutter.  Bought a Roku for my non-smart tv, and an antenna.  Get hockey through a pay app that doesnt have any blackouts.  

In Topic: Corporate Logos coming to NHL Jerseys

14 November 2014 - 03:42 PM

I think the best way to do this is to have each team given the choice of what ad and then have that money go to a central fund split amongst the teams either evenly or in a way that favors the struggling teams more.

Ok, but what happens when Toronto is offered a King's ransom but decides they only want one logo.  Florida makes their uniform look like a Nascar suit.  Is the league going to vote to plaster every team?  Kind of like Hard Knocks in the NFL.  When they first started doing it, the deal was that teams had the right to turn it down.  Well, when less teams were willing to do it, and the league realized they could lose the money, they changed the rule stating teams COULD be forced to do it.  

In Topic: Corporate Logos coming to NHL Jerseys

12 November 2014 - 04:28 PM

It will be interesting to see how this will be implemented. Will teams have a choice? I can see Leafs or Wings ownership not being in favour of something like this, for example, whereas other owners may think it's a great way to add revenue without giving up to much. And will the money be distributed collectively or does each team keep their share of the ad revenue?

If Florida wants to stick ads on their jerseys to make a few bucks, more power to them. But I fear the NHL will share the revenue among all it's owners which is problematic for me. I don't see why the well-run and successful teams (and their fans in this case because I would assume all owners would have to agree to something like this) should have to compromise in order to fund perennial charity cases.


This is going to be an issue.  Different teams space will be worth more than others.  The Leafs would probably be the most valuable with the Panthers as the least.  Is this going to be some kind of league wide deal where every team has the same advertisements?  Is the money going to the individual teams?  Or, going to a central fund to be distributed equally?  If it is the latter, it is the type of thing that could keep the Panthers in Florida rather than moving them to Quebec or another much better market.

I really have to wonder WHY we need corporate sponsorship league wide...is the league doing that bad, or is it just a huge money grab?

Money grab.  Look at the NFL.  Their revenues are $9B????  Right now, they have people trying to figure out how to grow that to $9,000,000,001.  

In Topic: Corporate Logos coming to NHL Jerseys

12 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

If it helps to make the game accessible to more people via lower ticket prices or television subscription packages, certainly, it's worth it.  But if it's just a bit to make the NHL more money without sharing it with the "low guys on the totem pole," then no, I'm not for it.


Remember, we're gonna have to buy the jerseys for these teams that have the advertisements on them.  Thus promoting the advertised company even more.


We have a say in this...

HA. The NHL is not going to lower prices.  That is some of the BS Bettman was spewing during the 2004-05 lock-out. Saying cost certainty was needed for the owners AND for the fans.  

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

23 October 2014 - 08:48 AM

Yup, I agree with 100% of what you said. However, I'll reiterate, I think it will have a positive impact on the cheaper "less desirable" games that usually draw a max of 13,000-14,000 on a weekday between November and January.

Yes, but that is IF people like the guy I know do actually go to the 3 games.  It is one thing to say I would rathe spend $100 to go to 3 games and another thing to actually do it.  The price gouging for the popular games could turn people off completely.  It was has happened to me with the Mets.  In the past, I went to a minimum of 5 games per year.  Whether I thought they would win 100 games or lose 100 games.  However, the past 3 years I have gone to 1 and that was only because my wife wanted to bring the baby to a game to get a picture of her in the stadium.  The way they jack up the prices for opening day and the yankees series, iritates me to the point I dont want to buy tickets at all.