NHL CI 2019-2020

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  1. inkahauts

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    To be clear baseball hang outlawed anything. They had some health experts put together a proposal that would be the perfect world do everything you possibly can think of to be safe kind of thing. Now everyone is looking at it and deciding how to implement as little or as much of it as possible that everyone will agree with.

    I expect similar things to happen to every sport.

    I also expect tons of testing of players so the number of people who would test positive would be at an absolute minimum and as you go deeper into the playoffs your chances of someone testing positive would decrease.

    I think they all have to figure it out and restart because if they don’t have a plans in place for how to deal with positive tests and keep playing then the sport can’t come back till there is no more covid and no league can afford that.

    Fauci is a lot smarter than most but he always errors on the side of extreme caution as he should. Doesn’t mean his suggestion should actually be implemented and can’t be adjusted for any number of reasons.

    Plus again I think if they get fifteen minute tests then you get tested every day there will likely be a lot less chance of spread even if someone does get it somehow because of how fast they’d catch it.
     
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    "The total revenue lost if the 2019-20 season is not completed is reportedly $1.1 billion. That number helps explain the NHL’s motivation to return. Players are on the hook for half of that number, or upwards of $550 million, to repay to owners."
    Raising questions about the NHL’s ongoing CBA negotiation - TSN.ca

    I don't see fans getting any refund/rebate for lost games from NHLCI from this season.
    And also no discount for the next season ,whenever that starts. Probably going to see a big increase in the cost of the NHLCI.
     
  3. ep1974

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    With hockey returning Aug.2 (hopefully, but things can change quickly), will NHL Center Ice return or if not will all games be broadcast on different networks?
     
  4. spiketoo

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    Why dont 5 or so of us each call a rep and ask? Guessing O/U of 2.5 yes but the other answers should be entertaining also.
     
  5. lacubs

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    isn't the NHL just doing like 24 teams playoffs? and after a week or two it goes to 16 teams so there no season left for CI
     
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  6. loveshockey

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    I bet they utilize NHL.tv streams for free for everyone to help grow the product for next season for games that are not completely nationally televised...hoping to get subscribers for next season


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  7. ep1974

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    You’re right. Do you think every game will be televised?
     
  8. loveshockey

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    They’ve already said that every game will be covered by the teams local RSN...what we don’t know yet is which games will get national tv coverage.


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  9. cmasia

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    RSN's have in market rights to the "Qualifying Round and Round Robin" games, as well as the "first round" of the 16 team playoffs.

    In the past, the first round broadcasts were limited to that RSN's market, as NBC had national rights. That probably won't change.

    But, it would not surprise me if CI was able to show the initial "Qualifying Round and Round Robin" games to "out of market" customers. Unless they spill them all to NHL Network, which, as we all know, would suck!
    With as many as 6 games per day in the QR and RR stage, I'm not sure how NBC can carry them all, so it's either CI or NHLN.

    Once they are down to 16 teams, They'll do what they do every year, occasionally using NHLN and either USA or Golf Channel.
     
  10. JoeTheDragon

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    and with NBA, NHL, MLB will some RSN's run out room? Will some RSN's not send crews and just SIM SUB?
    NHL may have max 2 games at the same time with 2 hub citys.
     
  11. AngryManMLS

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    Or the RSN can just get the raw feed from the production crew handling the game then insert their own announcers/graphics/etc on their end. Fox and Univision are doing that currently for the MLS Is Back tournament by getting the raw feed from the ESPN crew in Orlando.
     
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    Some of the games are supposed to be on NHL network which is supposed to be part of the center ice but has been turned off on my system. Hopefully they will turn it back on in time for this.
     
  14. cmasia

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    Center Ice is over. It is for the regular season only, which the NHL declared has been concluded.

    From DirecTV's NHL page:

    On May 26th the NHL announced the 2019–2020 regular season is complete. The NHL plans to conduct a 24 team Stanley Cup tournament if adequate safety measures can be put in place. We will share additional information as the league’s plans develop.

    Your subscription to NHL® CENTER ICE® includes authentication and login to the NHL App using your DIRECTV credentials. There you will have access to full replays of all 2019–20 NHL regular-season games available to stream on demand.


    Going forward, RSN's will be allowed to televise "Qualifying", "Round-Robin", and "Stanley Cup First Round" games.
    In-market only, and only when not televised by over-the air-NBC.

    From NBC's press release:

    Games airing on NBC are exclusive. All games on NBCSN and USA Network will be blacked out in the local markets as they will be available on viewers’ local RSNs. Blackout rules apply to streaming coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Some games will be joined in progress.

    According to the NHL.com schedule page, these "qualifying" and "round-robin" games will be on NHLN:

    Aug. 2: Columbus v Toronto (Q)
    Aug. 3: Winnipeg v Calgary (Q)
    Aug. 3: Dallas v Vegas (RR)
    Aug. 4: Arizona v. Nashville (Q)
    Aug. 4: Calgary v Winnipeg (Q)
    Aug. 5: Nashville v Arizona (Q)
    Aug. 5 Colorado v Dallas (RR)

    Everything after the 5th is TBD.

    Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule

    I know NHLN is included for CI subs during the regular season.
    But, I don't know how DirecTV handles NHLN during the playoffs for subs who don't have that channel in their standard package.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  15. trh

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    Maybe with overlapping games they could show on NHL.TV. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  16. Spoonman27

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    Thanks.
     
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  17. cmasia

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    From NBC's latest release, it appears all the games on NHLN will be joined in progress on NBCSN.

    I'm guessing - almost certain - NHLN will carry those games in their entirety, even after NBCSN joins the coverage.

    Sat., August 1
    Game 1 – Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
    Game 1 – Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBC – 3 p.m ET
    Game 1 – Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 4 pm. ET
    Game 1 – Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBC – 8 p.m. ET
    Game 1 – Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

    Sun., August 2
    Game 1 – Arizona vs. Nashville – USA Network – 2 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – Boston vs. Philadelphia – NBC – 3 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – St. Louis vs. Colorado – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
    Game 1 – Columbus vs. Toronto – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
    Game 1 – Minnesota vs. Vancouver – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

    Mon., August 3
    Game 2 – Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – Washington vs. Tampa Bay – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – Dallas vs. Vegas – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET

    Tues., August 4
    Game 2 – Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Arizona vs. Nashville – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Columbus vs. Toronto – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
    Game 3 – Winnipeg vs. Calgary – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
    Game 3 – Carolina vs. N.Y. Rangers – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
    Game 2 – Minnesota vs. Vancouver – USA Network – 10:30 p.m. ET

    Wed., August 5
    Game 3 – Florida vs. N.Y. Islanders – NBCSN – 12 p.m. ET
    Game 3 – Arizona vs. Nashville – NBCSN – 2:30 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – Tampa Bay vs. Boston – NBCSN – 4 p.m. ET
    Round Robin – Colorado vs. Dallas – NBCSN – 6:30 p.m. ET
    Game 3 – Montreal vs. Pittsburgh – NBCSN – 8 p.m. ET
    Game 3 – Chicago vs. Edmonton – NBCSN – 10:30 p.m. ET
     
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    NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES COMMENTARY AND PRODUCTION DETAILS AHEAD OF NHL’S 2020 STANLEY CUP QUALIFIERS - NBC Sports Pressbox

    " All of the action on the ice will be surrounded by a made-for-TV set designed by the NHL, utilizing videoboards with replays and graphics to enhance the viewing experience for fans at home."

    So instead of empty seats ,we will see videoboards ? Not sure I will enjoy that . So we will have the crawl across the bottom of the screen,the score and network box in the upper corner and video boards just above the rink boards.

    I remember attending decades of NHL games without access to Breaking news and no play by play guy,no man at ice level and no color guy. I enjoyed the experience of just watching the game. Maybe tv has gone to far this time,the game doesn't need all these distractions.
     
  19. Grafixguy

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    Technology for the sake of it. Nothing but distraction, AFAIC.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    The nba has done this and it’s actually not distracting. Just hides the lack of fans really. In fact it’s better than having empty seats all over.
     
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