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NHL Center Ice 2010-11

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by stoutman, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. Sep 19, 2010 #461 of 2914
    Maleman

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    How many games will I be able to see if I sign up for the next month using "sportspack"

    is it worth it? I am assuming games aren't blacked out.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2010 #462 of 2914
    crimpshrine

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    I know MSG is showing all the Rangers preseason games and there are a few more by other netwroks. Check the NHL schedule below and RSN's covered by Directv will be shown. I'm counting 11 games being shown (if I counted correctly)? A couple of those games are being shown by two RSN's at the same time..

    If you've been a Directv customer for a while, they may let you have a fee trial of it. Also NHL Network is showing some preseason games too.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebymonth.htm?month=201009
     
  3. Sep 19, 2010 #463 of 2914
    Maleman

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    I have only been a sub for just over a year :( but I guess it doesn't hurt to try :) all they can say is 'no"

    I think I asked what promos were available about a month ago, hoping they would say sportspack but they said no promos.

    I will try again,
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 #464 of 2914
    Xsabresx

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    They sold out their home opener.

    Before the game, the Hurricanes raised their 2005-06 Stanley Cup championship banner in an elaborate ceremony on the ice for the 18,840 fans at the arena. Missing from that squad are Mark Recchi, Martin Gerber, Matt Cullen, Josef Vasicek, Aaron Ward and Doug Weight, all of whom signed with other teams in the offseason.

    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=nhl/scores/final/W7050.htm

    Carolina has proven to be a viable hockey market (and I despise the 'Canes, but one can't deny they draw). Tampa Bay has struggled financially ever since that cup and attendance is down. Tampa is just like Florida (Panthers). If the team isnt on a prolonged run, there isnt any interest. Of course we wont even get into Phoenix.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 #465 of 2914
    crimpshrine

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    Thanks Xsabresx! I knew it was a sellout but wanted him to show something that it wasn't. I hate when people post stuff just to start something, knowing they don't have their facts right.

    I'm not too fond of the Sabres either (like you are with the Canes) but the comment I left for the other guy wasn't really to slam the Sabres, it was because he was comparing the Canes & Sabres. It was the only team he gave me to compare.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 #466 of 2914
    buffalofrenchy

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    Is 18840 the max capacity? it doesn't say it was a sellout?
    My source was a co-worker at the time.
    That might not be the most reliable but I thought he heard it on the radio or something.
    Talking about radio: there is a local radio WGR550, last year they were explaining that the Canes are not a hockey market and that during the intermission they have hockey tutorials on the screens for the fans to understand the rest of the game. :nono2:
    I don't want you to think I am bashing the team, I think the canes are a fun team to watch, I just question the fan base.
    BTW, my team is the Montreal Canadiens.:grin::grin:
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 #467 of 2914
    loudo

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    Just 17 more days till the puck drops. I am getting anxious.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 #468 of 2914
    iceturkee

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    hey, who's the gm in tampa now? they are sooooooooooooobad but they lured stevie y, a god in detroit, away from the red wings. and he, in turn, hired the hottest head coach, guy boucher.

    so if they are such losers, how did they get a hall of famer for their gm?
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 #469 of 2914
    buffalofrenchy

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    if this comment was for me, once again i never said anything bad about the teams or players, but simply question the fan base and how suitable the area is for hockey.:nono:
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 #470 of 2914
    Xsabresx

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    I wouldnt have posted it if I didnt look it up first. :D

    The $158 million RBC Center encompasses approximately 700,000 square feet.Four different seating levels provide 18,176 seats for hockey,19,722 for basketball,19,500 for center-stage concerts, and 18,800 for endstage 360 performances.

    http://www.rbccenter.com/default.asp?RBCcenter=88&urlkeyword=Arena_Info
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 #471 of 2914
    Xsabresx

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    A GM has to start somewhere. He certainly wasnt going to get the job in Detroit.

    Their financial problems are well documented.

    According to an article for the website Sports Business Daily, the Lightning have received an advance of the revenue sharing money from the NHL to make payroll this season. The Lightning apparently also previously received an advance payment from their broadcast partner, Sun Sports, to make April's final payroll.



    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-lightnings-financial-troubles-come-to-a-head
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 #472 of 2914
    Baldmaga

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    I haven't ever subscribed to NHL CI, but I get NFL ST, and MLBEI, as well as premier. Hopefully they'd be willing to give me a deal on CI, considering all of the deals they give out I see based on what you all are saying.

    I followed my Coyotes on the internet, but didn't care much for that route, so I'll be giving NHLCI a try this year. Got to follow my favorite fake hockey team!
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 #473 of 2914
    buffalofrenchy

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    Are you from the phoenix area? If not, how did you become a fan?

    wow, in the past days I have seen more TB and Phoenix fans on this forum than there are actual fans in the arenas during games

    Any panthers fans somewhere, so we are set?:lol:
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 #474 of 2914
    crimpshrine

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    Oh how Funny..So how does it feel stating wrong info about the Canes sellout? Funny how you just shrugged it off. That's usually how it is, Northern fans spreading false information about Southern teams..:rolleyes:
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 #475 of 2914
    la24philly

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    nhl pre season starts tomorrow sam rosen on the call for the rangers
     
  16. Sep 20, 2010 #476 of 2914
    cmasia

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    As suitable as Quebec and Winnipeg???
     
  17. Sep 20, 2010 #477 of 2914
    WhoRu

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    Surely every sun-belt team has their loyal followers but most don't have enough true fans to support these teams in the long run. Obviously Gary Buttman over expanded the league and in reality it should be contracted but we know that will never happen.

    IMO every team that has to have their PA announcer scream "AND THE BLANKETY-BLANKS ARE ON THE POWERRRR-PLAAAYYYYYYY" to inform the "fans" that a penalty was called should be drummed out of the league.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2010 #478 of 2914
    buffalofrenchy

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    :up:
     
  19. Sep 20, 2010 #479 of 2914
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    I both agree and disagree with this. I think an important thing to remember about poor attendances in southern markets is that all of the teams typically mentioned as having poor attendance (Florida, Atlanta, Phoenix) have been very bad for a very long time (Florida especially). A mere 14 years ago, Miami arena used to be the toughest building in the league to play in back in the year of the Rat. I think a good case can be made that Nashville should move though since their team at least makes the playoffs every year and their attendance is never that great.
    That being said, I agree that Bettman way overexpanded the league and that the late '90s expansions (Atlanta, Minnesota, Columbus, Nashville) should have never happened, I would contract all those teams and move a failing team like Phoenix to Minnesota.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2010 #480 of 2914
    buffalofrenchy

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    wow I even forgot Nashville had a team :confused:
     
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