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  •  Hockey does not lend itself to good TV (1+ / 0-)
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    It's so much different in person. It's not surprising that hockey does obtain high TV ratings it just doesn't translate well to television.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:05:35 PM PST

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    •  If you know the game, it absolutely does (5+ / 0-)

      but to a casual fan, if you don't know how to read the players on the ice, and you're trying to follow the puck...you're lost.  

      It wasn't until I went to live games, and then actually played, that I became a television fan.

      "Kindly go render the fat in your head in a large kettle of boiling water. Thank you." - Bumblebums -7.38, -6.46

      by balancedscales on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:12:44 PM PST

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    •  To me it does OK on TV (0+ / 0-)

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:29:37 PM PST

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    •  It must be the games you watch (1+ / 0-)
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      because hockey to the devoted fans translate very well to TV.  We have one of the best TV guys calling our games, John Forslund, who worked some of the Stanley Cup Playoff games last season for NBC. He doesn't spend all the time talking about everything but what is going on, on the ice, but is actually doing Play-by-Play.

      I have been a full season ticket holder for the Carolina Hurricanes.  I canceled my season tickets in Oct. after 10 years as a protest of the owners insistence on screwing over the players.  Over the years I have gotten to know these guys and they just want to play the game AND get paid the $$ in the contracts they have signed.  

      Having Craig Leopold cry poverty after signing Parise and Suter to those LONG TERM contracts is just ridiculous.  NO OWNER was forced to sign long term deals and now they want to limit the term to 5 years.  Only 20% of the players have deals that are over 5 years, but those are the 'stars' like Crosby, Ovi, Staals (all three of them) Parise, Suter.  You can't field of team of just stars and it takes 23 guys to play the game.  
      Owners are nothing more then billionaires with EGOS to match and have Bettman, the biggest egomaniac of them all representing them.  Don Fehr is no angel, just ask MLB fans, but he is trying to get the players the best deal and get a CBA that will help prevent a replay in 5 years.  

      The owners need to send Bettman packing, but that won't happen, until Jeramey Jacobs meets up with Old Man Wertz at that big arena in wherever.  

      Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

      by Caniac41 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:39:38 AM PST

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