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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing


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#51 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

Getting back on topic..... the league and the PA met today and plan on meeting briefly tomorrow (although meeting today in NYC on New Years Eve sounds a bit strange to me).

Reporters are saying Bettman has confirmed that Jan 19th is a drop dead date to begin the season. If the season starts by then, they are looking at a 48-52 game season. While that is more than half of a normal 81-game season, I don't think I'm willing to pay more than half of the 'normal' price of $171. At this point, I think I could get by on national games on the NBC networks and local RSNs while awaiting for the playoffs.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

Tenative deal reached to end lockout. http://www.startribu.../185794391.html

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:16 AM

Wonder what the Center Ice pricing will be for such a short season?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

Wonder what the Center Ice pricing will be for such a short season?


i'm hoping about $99.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

If its not free NHL seriously dont give a rats ass aout its dumb fans.. I still cant believe how people are running back to them.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

If its not free NHL seriously dont give a rats ass aout its dumb fans.. I still cant believe how people are running back to them.


If you don't want to watch, then don't. But do not call me (or anyone else) dumb for being a hockey fan.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

If its not free NHL seriously dont give a rats ass aout its dumb fans.. I still cant believe how people are running back to them.


First, I think the NHL and the NHLPA have both been shortsighted in letting this situation run this long. Only when both sides were faced with a total loss did they decide to cut their losses.

And yes, the faithful fans, who will show up in person and watch on TV should rightly hope for some consideration.

I've suggested a discounted package combining this season and next.
Or a price for this season, discounted more than the 41% of the season's cancelled games.

But free???

That makes no sense at all. If you don't like the price they offer, don't buy it.

But no company in their right mind, gives away their product for nothing and then expects customers to "value" it.

I'm guessing total subscription to NHLCI will be down, perhaps by as much as a third, but there are many people like me, furious with the lockout but still in love with the product.

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PS: Instead of just demanding something for nothing, take 5 minutes and make a serious case why "free" would benefit the league as much as it would benefit you.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

The NHL was ready to lose at one season of revenue,so I doubt giving NHLCI away would be a financial hardship.

I would give it away for free. That way all the NHLCI subs would continue to keep the package. It is easier to lose the revenue from a short NHLCI season than to try and win all the subs that going to cancel the NHLCI because of hard feelings.

With no playoff games in the plan anymore ,I don't want subs cancelling NHLCI and just watching this season's regular short season and playoff games on the network channels.

Also the quality of play for the first month of NHL games I suspect is going to be poor due to the lock out. So if the NHLCI is free the NHL doesn't anger the subs that will be complaining about the games.

So a free NHLCI package would help ease the pain the NHL's lock out caused the fans. It would also attract some new fans ,everyone loves something for free.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

First, I think the NHL and the NHLPA have both been shortsighted in letting this situation run this long. Only when both sides were faced with a total loss did they decide to cut their losses.

And yes, the faithful fans, who will show up in person and watch on TV should rightly hope for some consideration.

I've suggested a discounted package combining this season and next.
Or a price for this season, discounted more than the 41% of the season's cancelled games.

But free???

That makes no sense at all. If you don't like the price they offer, don't buy it.

But no company in their right mind, gives away their product for nothing and then expects customers to "value" it.

I'm guessing total subscription to NHLCI will be down, perhaps by as much as a third, but there are many people like me, furious with the lockout but still in love with the product.

Cheers,
Another Dumb Ass

PS: Instead of just demanding something for nothing, take 5 minutes and make a serious case why "free" would benefit the league as much as it would benefit you.

I can make the case real easy. I think the league showed absolute total disregard for its supporters and needs something to regain their goodwill. The players did not want a s trike and the owners insisted on a lockout. I would bet a good part of the dhkinil fortune that the biggest reason the league agreed was that they were seriously concerned they would lose in court once the second decertification vote came through and players could sue for damages. IIRC this happened in 1995 in baseball. I am not a labor lawyer but it is pretty hard to see how the league wins claiming unfair labor negotiation tactics during a lockout.

I run a business and work extremely hard to keep everyone who pays my freight very happy and when I screw up I bend over backwards and have taken serious losses trying to repair the damage. I am reupping CI this year, but I am pretty sure I would cancelled next season had the entire season been lost. One of my brother's friends has season tickets to an NHL team a good four hour drive from his home, Has had them for years, is giving them up. I am a Rangers fan, the Rangers play in Chicago at least twice every three years, I have not been to see them play here since the 80's. I did drive to St. Louis last season because the cost of gas, a very good hotel and two very good seats for me and the little lady were less than the cost of one comparable ticket at the United Center. If I won't pay, what about more casual fans?

I am betting the league pays heavily for this one in the non traditional markets like Florida and Phoenix.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

No way they will give NHLCI for free or even a discount. It will be half season price though IMO.

What they will do however to try to regain interest by casual fans is give an extended 2-week+ "free-preview" on sat/cable providers.

I am wondering how Directv will handle the "auto renewal" I am thinking to contact them asap to get it removed off of my account, and wait and see what the half season price will be, because if they charge me more than half season price I will be extremely pissed.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

No way they will give NHLCI for free or even a discount. It will be half season price though IMO.
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The NHL won't give a discount, but hopefully DirecTV does like they always do. Like regular price $99, but $50 for those of us playing retention CSR roulette. I'll take that and run...
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

I am thinking a sub $100 price is likely where this will fall. Or perhaps there might be an incentive to sign up for this season and receive a deep discount for next season.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

The lockout may provide an additional incentive for fans in Carolina, Minnesota, Columbus, Anaheim, and Long Island to sign up for CI.

It's the middle of January and their clubs are still tied for first!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

FWIW, I called just now to remove NHLCI "Auto Renewal" went to retention dept for the hell of it, and asked for it to be removed.

The rep checked to see what the new price will be but obviously she couldn't find any info yet.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

PS: Instead of just demanding something for nothing, take 5 minutes and make a serious case why "free" would benefit the league as much as it would benefit you.



Couldn't agree more. They didn't care about the fan in July, why in January? Hockey fans, which number the same as NBA in attendance, are the most loyal of the 4 major sports (despite what Lupica and his gang of idiots said on the sports reporters today on ESPN9, it is a major sport). The NHL doesn't need to win anyone back. They're already here.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

FWIW, I called just now to remove NHLCI "Auto Renewal" went to retention dept for the hell of it, and asked for it to be removed.

The rep checked to see what the new price will be but obviously she couldn't find any info yet.



Really? Even if this were a weekday and D* were on the ball, you didn't expect anything yet did you? The rep has no clue my bet when the NHL season starts and ends.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

FWIW, I called just now to remove NHLCI "Auto Renewal" went to retention dept for the hell of it, and asked for it to be removed.

The rep checked to see what the new price will be but obviously she couldn't find any info yet.

did you get it removed?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Good lord people...wait until we have a ratified deal and a price for CI before you cancel so you have it as a negotiating tool.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Looks like the first games of any kind will be 1/15. Not sure if that is pre or regular season though.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Looks like the first games of any kind will be 1/15. Not sure if that is pre or regular season though.


Source?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

Source?


He doesn't have one.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

if they are smart they wouldn't play any preseason games, because most of the players have been playing somewhere and don't have time!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

there will not be any preseason games. one week of training camp and then games will start.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

schedule comes out and says next game is January 15, but doesn't like any games as of now.
update they have removed that notation now.

Source?



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

schedule comes out and says next game is January 15, but doesn't like any games as of now.
update they have removed that notation now.

Those are just the games that haven't been cancelled yet. The entire season was on the schedule at one point, but every few weeks more and more games were dropped. The latest was on December 20th when they cancelled every game until the 15th. The latest rumor is either a 50 game season on the 15th or a 48 game season on the 19th depending on how fast they ratify the deal, get all the free agents signed and try to get players to come back from Russia.




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