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#126 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

In California? I guess if you order the NHL Package you should get the Philly Broadcast, that is what I love about Directv they give you both Teams Broadcast, but living in Philly every time the Rangers play the Flyers it's Blackout on NHL Package


Incorrect. When the Flyers play we get one broadcast and that's the other team's. Only exception is when the other team is not televising. On top of that, if it's a Canadian team, we almost always wind up with a standard def broadcast.

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#127 OFFLINE   Grafixguy

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

If the NHL really wants to thank us, they can turn off that freakin annoying crawl on the NHL Network during live broadcasts. That would satisfy me.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

So you not only want them to waive revenue, you want them to pay others to say they are sorry to you.


Yes that is correct. The NHL locked out the players and the fans by choice,so yes I would like to say them to say they are sorry with NHLCI for free/no charge for this shorten season.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

Tank:

I'll ask you the same question psunate77 would not answer.

If you walked up to the front door of BankAtlantic Center or Tampa Bay Times Forum, would you expect them to give you a ticket for free?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

I wouldn't expect it. But it sure would be a welcomed gesture and tell me the NHL really cares about its fans.

The reality, though, is that the NHL depends on the live gate for its revenue more than any other sport. So the league's grand strategy should be to retain paying customers in the seats. I predict the overwhelming majority of feel-good efforts will be directed at making ticket purchasers feel good about continuing to part with their money, and a minimum at Centre Ice or Game Center subs, who don't contribute nearly the proportion of revenue that the live gate does.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Tank:

I'll ask you the same question psunate77 would not answer.

If you walked up to the front door of BankAtlantic Center or Tampa Bay Times Forum, would you expect them to give you a ticket for free?


If you consider the full-season ticket holder to be the core of their fanbase, then you could certainly make the case that making the first home game back "free" (i.e. crediting their account) for STH makes even more sense than discounts on NHL CI. But I don't expect that either. I expect team-based promotions that will center around some extra goodies, or selling new partial season STH at a discount (for teams with low attendance anyway).
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

Actually the NHL normally plays an 82 game schedule.


Ok so the cost should be around $108 for 48 games.

I just got off the phone with Dish 1/10/13, 8:30 AM, no word yet on any price.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

I wouldn't expect it. But it sure would be a welcomed gesture and tell me the NHL really cares about its fans.



But they don't and neither do the players. The last several months demonstrated that.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

Tank:

I'll ask you the same question psunate77 would not answer.

If you walked up to the front door of BankAtlantic Center or Tampa Bay Times Forum, would you expect them to give you a ticket for free?


No because I have never ever purchased a ticket from either arena.

I have been a NHLCI sub for many years.
But as a longtime NHLCI sub, the NHL's choice not to play any games to start the season and the beginning of a new NHLCI season should have consequences.


I was just making the case why it would be smart for the NHL to make the NHLCI free for this season.

I don't think the Bettman or the BOG will ever give us free NHLCI.
But I do think if it isn't greatly reduced ,many in the US will cancel.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

I know I am going to try and get it for 50 dollars or less since last year I think I got it for 100....

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I know I am going to try and get it for 50 dollars or less since last year I think I got it for 100....


$50 is the figure I had in mind too, and I was dumb enough to pay full price for last year. Not to mention the NHL needs to realize that CI is not worth what it used to be since it doesn't have playoff games anymore.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Anyone try calling or is everyone waiting for this be official (i.e., when the NHLPA ratifies the CBA too)?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Anyone try calling or is everyone waiting for this be official (i.e., when the NHLPA ratifies the CBA too)?


No point in calling yet. Wait for the deal to be completely final and a CI price is put in place.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I did call Dish this morning and they said no word on price yet. we just have to wait. I'm kind of on the fence if it's too high I'm not going to get it. Didn't they used to offer 1/2 a season at $75

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I've had NHLCI for years, both on Comcast and now most recently on DirecTV. It's a much better offering in terms of HD games, but I'm considering looking at GameCenter this year.

Can anyone who's used GameCenter answer a basic question for me? Does it support recording or some kind of "delayed-start" mechanism? I live on the west coast and like to come home from work and watch games in the evening that started at 7PM EST/4PM PST. With CI, I just DVR these games and then watch them when I get home, but does GameCenter have something like this?

Thanks!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

I've had NHLCI for years, both on Comcast and now most recently on DirecTV. It's a much better offering in terms of HD games, but I'm considering looking at GameCenter this year.

Can anyone who's used GameCenter answer a basic question for me? Does it support recording or some kind of "delayed-start" mechanism? I live on the west coast and like to come home from work and watch games in the evening that started at 7PM EST/4PM PST. With CI, I just DVR these games and then watch them when I get home, but does GameCenter have something like this?

Thanks!


If you pull up a game in progress, you can either choose to join the game live or start the broadcast from its beginning on NHL Gamecenter.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

Satelliteracer, please understand that I get that you are exactly right, that it does cost a business a considerable amount of money to broadcast anything. No dispute in that premise whatsoever.

However, I'm just saying that given that the NHL has a much smaller fanbase than the other three major sports, and because they have had several past strikes that have harmed the game in recent years, it may be worth it to both owners and players to offer at least Gamecenter either free for this season or at a substantially reduced price to win back fans who have been alienated by the whole mess. Sometimes, you have to invest money to eventually win back money and customers.



ESPN will tell you the NHL has a smaller fan base and so will many other mainstream outlets that are sheep.

The fact of the matter is the NHL and NBA draw just about even in average attendance and then if you throw in attendance with % to capacity (NHL seating configurations are less in a building than in the NBA) then numbers skews in favor of the NHL.

On the TV side, in 2011, VAN vs BOS had 11 million U.S viewers. In 2010, PHI vs CHI drew 12 million U.S viewers. The avg NBA final for the last 15 yrs averaged 13 million viewers. the last 2 world series only drew 8 million viewers.

Then toss in this observation by Mark Cuban which I think is very valid:

http://www.thestar.c...-message-to-nhl

and these sports are peers.

Canada is so much like the US in many ways. Most of the same products and TV shows are shared.

Yes I know of a difference. McDonald's and Wendy's have Maple Leafs on their logo.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

ESPN will tell you the NHL has a smaller fan base and so will many other mainstream outlets that are sheep.

On the TV side, in 2011, VAN vs BOS had 11 million U.S viewers. In 2010, PHI vs CHI drew 12 million U.S viewers. The avg NBA final for the last 15 yrs averaged 13 million viewers. the last 2 world series only drew 8 million viewers.


I love hockey but your comparisons are seriously slanted. You are comparing the two highest rated individual NHL games of the last three years versus a 15 year average of NBA Final Round series. Most of the early games of the Stanley Cup Finals do pretty poorly and I notice you didn't mention the 2012 Finals at all. There is a reason the NBA TV contract dwarfs the NHL contract and it's not just because ESPN loves basketball :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

If you pull up a game in progress, you can either choose to join the game live or start the broadcast from its beginning on NHL Gamecenter.


Are you able to do this without seeing the score?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I love hockey but your comparisons are seriously slanted. You are comparing the two highest rated individual NHL games of the last three years versus a 15 year average of NBA Final Round series. Most of the early games of the Stanley Cup Finals do pretty poorly and I notice you didn't mention the 2012 Finals at all. There is a reason the NBA TV contract dwarfs the NHL contract and it's not just because ESPN loves basketball :lol:




I don't disagree to an extent. It's not either sports fault, but perhaps if the NBA had more parity like the NHL and the big markets with the big players weren't always in the mix all the time in the NBA (which is why the Stanley Cup playoffs are more compelling, more upsets), I think you'd see numbers more consistently close. A couple of Memphis/Indiana finals would make my point better.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Guys, some reporters are starting to hear NHL is going to give this season on NHL CI for free. I'm going to try and find a link or tweet to get confirmation.

NHL and Teams are planning to do a lot of marketing to get people back,

TB lightning are offering season tickets for 200 which is under 20 a game for 24 games not bad.

some place will be doing food discounts, etc.

as said I'm trying to find a link let me keep digging.

One thing will be certain a lot of NHL this year will be cheaper.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

I posted this in the ALL NHL topics thread reguading NHL CI link

http://www.dbstalk.c...=206707&page=12

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

Guys, some reporters are starting to hear NHL is going to give this season on NHL CI for free. I'm going to try and find a link or tweet to get confirmation.

NHL and Teams are planning to do a lot of marketing to get people back,

TB lightning are offering season tickets for 200 which is under 20 a game for 24 games not bad.

some place will be doing food discounts, etc.

as said I'm trying to find a link let me keep digging.

One thing will be certain a lot of NHL this year will be cheaper.


I believe the Penguins are are giving away 3 free concessions (no beer) for each person walking thru the gate for the first 4 games. The Sabres are offering 50% off anything in the Sabre store from now until the season starts...(good time to buy that jersey for someone specail for Christmas next year)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I believe the Penguins are are giving away 3 free concessions (no beer) for each person walking thru the gate for the first 4 games. The Sabres are offering 50% off anything in the Sabre store from now until the season starts...(good time to buy that jersey for someone specail for Christmas next year)

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Those make sense. You have to buy something in both cases (tickets and stuff from the store) plus stuff from the store is advertising if you wear it.

Free Center Ice makes no sense.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Those make sense. You have to buy something in both cases (tickets and stuff from the store) plus stuff from the store is advertising if you wear it.

Free Center Ice makes no sense.


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