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#1 WingedWheelin06

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:48 PM

There was talk that TSN was going to outbid CBC for hockey night in Canada (Basically, the equivalent of ESPN buying the rights to Monday Night Football), which would be horrible for all of us on the boarder who love to watch HNIC.

http://www.usatoday....c-tv-deal_N.htm

#2 jpfalcon09

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:54 PM

That's great news! I was worried that TSN would get the deal and us here in northern Ohio would lose HNIC.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:55 PM

Watching a game on CBC is totally different than any other channel. TSN is okay, but there is just something different about a CBC broadcast.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:07 PM

I agree with Jeremy (jpfalcon).
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(jpfalcon09 @ March 26, 2007 - 02:54PM) View Post

That's great news! I was worried that TSN would get the deal and us here in northern Ohio would lose HNIC.


You get CBC in Ohio but I can't get it in Lansing!? what kinda crap is that? blink.gif

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

I'm relieved to hear this. I've gotten CBC since forever and HNIC is a staple of my Saturday nights. I'd really have been bummed if they moved to TSN and I couldn't get it. The whole CBC experience just has something special for me. Glad to hear they're sticking around.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:38 PM

clap.gif Very nice, i actually was believing tsn would get HNIC but im so glad to here HNIC is staying where it belongs on cbc. clap.gif
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:14 PM

I believe ESPN does do Monday night football

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE(redwinger4747 @ March 26, 2007 - 05:14PM) View Post

I believe ESPN does do Monday night football

I may be wrong, but I believe that is what the first poster was suggesting....ie. it happened. ESPN begain airing Monday Night Football last year, ending ABC's 36 year run. However, both networks share common ownership.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE(toby91_ca @ March 26, 2007 - 03:25PM) View Post

I may be wrong, but I believe that is what the first poster was suggesting....ie. it happened. ESPN begain airing Monday Night Football last year, ending ABC's 36 year run. However, both networks share common ownership.



I didn't know it switched from ABC to ESPN, but as far as Im concerned, its the same network, they share ownsership like you said. So it really isnt like ESPN bought the rights to Monday Night Football, ABC just passed it over to ESPN

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:38 PM

Yes, I was implying MNF did go to ESPN. I think HNIC going to TSN, the Canadian version of ESPN would have hurt the sport in the US market (and possibly the Canadian market rating wise cause so many US TV's contribute to its ratings). I know Michigan isn't the only state that watches HNIC.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:40 PM

Glad to hear thumbup.gif
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#13 WingedWheelin06

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:40 PM

It's also the concept of, whether it is MNF in the states or HNIC in Canada, the tradition is slightly altered with transitioning networks as well as it going from being free to watch or having to own cable in a certain market in order to see it (BAD EXAMPLE -- see VS/NHL in the USA)

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:26 PM

biggrin.gif : : Best news I have heard all year. I have watched HNIC since I was a kid and hockey would just not be the same. My grandfather was French Canadian so I grew up watching the Habs on channel 54 and the Leafs on 9. He would always interpret what the French announcers were saying. Great memories then and now that I am sharing with my son. Hopefully he and I can share with his son in the future.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:29 PM

Very, very, very good news... clap.gif
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:44 PM

Being from Canada, this is awesome news thumbup.gif
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:47 PM

This is fantastic clap.gif Lets hope for another 6 great years cool.gif

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:21 PM

How gross would it be if it were anywhere else. It belongs on CBC and I am very, very happy to see it remain that way. The next 6 years will be just as good or better than all of the great years that CBC and HNIC have had.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:50 PM

HNIC on CBC is something to behold, glad to hear it's staying

thanks to the Center Ice Package moving out of MI didn't cost me HNIC

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 12:57 AM

Yeah, this is definitely good news to hear. Me, I've grown up on Hockey Night In Canada too, and I remember late Saturday nights spent at my uncle's house with the family while watching the double-headers set up there.

The past few years I haven't kept up with it, but Hockey Night on CBC is something special. It seriously, really truly, is.


No, it's definitely excitement.





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