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NHL Center Ice 2012-2013 Pricing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RACJ2, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2013 #121 of 542

    jeepwrang3 Legend

    Aug 19, 2006
    Heck, i just want CSN Philly games to be offered
  2. Jan 8, 2013 #122 of 542

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    In HD, please.
  3. Jan 8, 2013 #123 of 542

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    And not all of those games are available on CI.
  4. Jan 9, 2013 #124 of 542

    RangerJoe27 New Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    It's not the NHL decision on the NHL Center Ice Package, not 1 of the TV Providers will be offering anything for Free!
  5. Jan 9, 2013 #125 of 542

    RangerJoe27 New Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    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
  6. Jan 9, 2013 #126 of 542

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    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.
  7. Jan 9, 2013 #127 of 542

    Grafixguy Godfather

    Mar 15, 2008
    New Jersey
    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.
  8. Jan 9, 2013 #128 of 542

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    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.
  9. Jan 9, 2013 #129 of 542

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas

    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?
  10. Jan 9, 2013 #130 of 542
    Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    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.
  11. Jan 9, 2013 #131 of 542

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    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).
  12. eriksat1

    eriksat1 Cool Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    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.
  13. Microphone

    Microphone AllStar

    Jan 30, 2007

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

    TANK Icon DBSTalk Club

    Feb 16, 2003
    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.
  15. dtrell

    dtrell Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    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....
  16. lokar

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    $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.
  17. pappy97

    pappy97 Icon

    Nov 14, 2009
    Anyone try calling or is everyone waiting for this be official (i.e., when the NHLPA ratifies the CBA too)?
  18. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    No point in calling yet. Wait for the deal to be completely final and a CI price is put in place.
  19. eriksat1

    eriksat1 Cool Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    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
  20. steve_launch

    steve_launch Mentor

    Jan 10, 2013
    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?


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