1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

NHL Center Ice 2010-11

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jul 17, 2010 #61 of 2914
    bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    1,266
    3
    Oct 14, 2008
    PA
    Not sure what the problem is with this. NBC is about viewers and ratings so they want to show the NHL best teams/players every week. Anyone care to mention the Stanley Cups Finalist over the last 3 years? Anyone care to mention where the Hart Finalists over the last 4 years play? Anyone care to mention where the Art Ross Finalists over the last 4 years play?

    Seems to me the best teams with the best players are the ones being shown on NBC. And before anyone mentions Henrik Sedin you should think about what country his team plays their home games in and what country NBC is located in.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 #62 of 2914
    Oilfan

    Oilfan Godfather

    252
    0
    Jul 18, 2004
    Anyone care to look at what games NBC historically has covered? :) You are right, Pittsburgh and Washington have now been invited to the party.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 #63 of 2914
    davidatl14

    davidatl14 Icon

    551
    2
    Mar 24, 2006
    That's exactly right.

    This comes from a Canucks fan to boot.

    I understand fully why NBC Televises the teams they do, same theory as the Sox/Yanks by the MLB TV partners.

    While I would love to see a random Canucks/Devils matchup on NBC some Sunday it would be a disaster ratings wise to do so.

    NBC is in the business of ratings and advetising revenues. Not some misguided sense of fairness or appeasing each individual hockey team's base.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 #64 of 2914
    bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    1,266
    3
    Oct 14, 2008
    PA
    :righton:
     
  5. Jul 18, 2010 #65 of 2914
    stoutman

    stoutman Godfather

    520
    16
    Feb 8, 2003
    The same reason CBC shows all those Maple Leaf games...:lol:
     
  6. Jul 18, 2010 #66 of 2914
    psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    356
    1
    Aug 18, 2007

    Yo do realize putting those teams on National TV is smart considering how the NHL is still trying to sell its product? Look at the playoffs the last 3-4 years and see what teams blossomed? Half the teams outside those 5 can't even sell their tickets or are in debt, or just plain have a bad product. I am see NHL views a matchup between Crosby and Philly, Crosby vs Ovechkin, or s Stanley Cup rematch much more meaningful then a battle between James Neal and Shane Doan.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010 #67 of 2914
    Oilfan

    Oilfan Godfather

    252
    0
    Jul 18, 2004
    Agree, but I would like to see a regional game added at least some weeks for the viewers on the west coast, but then again that would be at 9:30am local start time so maybe point is moot.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2010 #68 of 2914
    psuscott0483

    psuscott0483 Godfather

    343
    0
    Apr 16, 2009
    Douglassvill...
    needs a grey cloud above devils/islanders. they werent on nbc at all last year; and likely not this year glancing at the schedule.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2010 #69 of 2914
    psunate77

    psunate77 Godfather

    356
    1
    Aug 18, 2007
    And they shouldn't be.. Islanders are a joke as they play in a half empty arena and the Devils are boring with their trap.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2010 #70 of 2914
    marlen

    marlen Legend

    219
    1
    Sep 2, 2006
    looks like a hockey stick...
     
  11. Jul 19, 2010 #71 of 2914
    marlen

    marlen Legend

    219
    1
    Sep 2, 2006
    It is about advertising, but it also about establishing a "national base" to grow the game. This isn't about "Fairness" to a team or a division, it more about showcasing the fact that good hockey is being played across the country. I remember a few years back when Anaheim, San Jose and other teams in the west were playing a terrific brand of hockey. Hard hitting, Fast, Scoring...it had it all, but none of it was ever featured nationally on NBC - which was bad for the game....I did post about this here in the last paragraph back in February and I still think it's applicable to today for this conversation...http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2362703#post2362703
     
  12. Jul 19, 2010 #72 of 2914
    Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    1,395
    0
    Feb 6, 2010
    So, whats CBC's view of the NHL?
     
  13. Jul 19, 2010 #73 of 2914
    pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    611
    0
    Nov 14, 2009
    Just circle Toronto, but at least all 6 canadian teams do appear at some point on CBC, it's just that it is some more than others. I don't know if it will continue for 10-11, but the late CBC HNIC game is in 16:9 SD, not HD, so while the Leafs are almost always in HD on CBC, the Flames, Oilers and Canucks for the most part get SD treatment on HNIC which is ridiculous.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2010 #74 of 2914
    pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    611
    0
    Nov 14, 2009
    My beef is that the NHL does not emulate the NFL. In the NFL, if you have a team that goes 16-0, ANY team, the next year they are chock full of national TV appearances. And yes that even includes the Jaguars, or Browns, or any other currently "pathetic" franchise you can think of. The NFL promotes its good teams, no matter where they are. In the last 20 years, I'm sure you can all remember when the Colts, Patriots, etc were never on nat TV. I'm sure you can remember when the SB winning/contending Rams were on nat TV, now they are not. And you all can certainly remember when the Raiders always got the max MNF appearances, now they get one as a token I think.

    Any Pacific Division NHL team could go 82-0 and win 5 cups in a row, and the NBC "map" would never change. In the case of the Coyotes, it probably would take 5 cups in a row just to get them on an NBC nationally televised REGULAR SEASON game.. a road game at NYR/PITT/BOS/WASH/PHI/DET/CHI if they are lucky.

    The NHL (And NBC) has no interest is trying to increase its market share. They simply want to make as much money as possible off the traditional US NHL market, the Northeast. And that's the rub (that and the "map" changes slowly, not as fast as the NFL nat tv landscape). The NHL should be working with teams to help them get more popularity in their markets.

    For example, I am a Sharks fan and I am well aware the Sharks popularity declines as you move north from San Jose. Getting the Sharks to be more popular in San Francisco and Oakland should not be just a Sharks issue, but an NHL issue.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2010 #75 of 2914
    psuscott0483

    psuscott0483 Godfather

    343
    0
    Apr 16, 2009
    Douglassvill...
    ugh, trap...really? whens the last time you watched a devils game? 1995? kovalchuk and parise will be lighting up the net this year.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2010 #76 of 2914
    dhkinil

    dhkinil Icon

    662
    2
    Dec 17, 2006
    yes, but I suspect that parise will be lighting up the net somewhere else next year as I doubt the Devils will have the cap room to resign him once he can become a UFA which is after this season, I think.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2010 #77 of 2914
    Oilfan

    Oilfan Godfather

    252
    0
    Jul 18, 2004
    I'd say 67 to 75% of the late games are HD, not WS SD, but you are right the fact that there are any SD games is pathetic.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2010 #78 of 2914
    blackhawkzone

    blackhawkzone Godfather

    540
    3
    Nov 29, 2007
    the cbc games from montreal and ottawa are widescreen sd if there is a game also going on with the leafs at the game time.

    rds montreal feeds are in hd.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2010 #79 of 2914
    rancidzombie79

    rancidzombie79 New Member

    7
    0
    Jul 20, 2010
    Kovalchuk signing ofiicially put me on board for Center Ice 2010-2011! On my birthday no less! Go Devils!!
     
  20. Jul 20, 2010 #80 of 2914
    psuscott0483

    psuscott0483 Godfather

    343
    0
    Apr 16, 2009
    Douglassvill...
    by circumventing the cap hit theyve effectively landed him for only 6mil a season. im sure it will be a hot topic during the next cba discussions, but if hossa, pronger, etc get away with it, why not? i dont think lou would do something to jeopardize the future of zach, he is the face of nj. plus he will be a rfa next year so they can match whatever comes his way. granted the 4 or so years kovy is going to make 11.5mil im sure zach will use that as a frame of reference. as of right now zach has no agent and the devils need to unload some people off the cap before anything can happen. i just hope it doesnt turn into a fire sale like chicago; it sucks seeing the cup champs dismantled shortly after winning.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page