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#1 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:18 PM

I'm not watching a day filled of NBC creaming itself over Sidney (yet again).

There were plenty of other teams and locations that haven't had the chance, that are more deserving.

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Edit: This is not a Crosby topic. This is about how unfair it is for pits to be repeatedly thrown in the spotlight.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

Have fun watching other TV channels cream themselves over football then.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

yep I'm with you on this one. There could have been about 12 teams that could have been in this thing that is now ruined because all they care about is pushing things down loyal hockey fan's throats. Its so f***in disney its sickening.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:26 PM

It sucks for fans of other teams, but you have to understand that the NHL is a business. It's all about the $$$. Which is unfortunate because there are plenty of historic teams that could have played in it (Habs, Rangers, Leafs, etc)
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:28 PM

Same here.Minnesota,Montreal,Colorado,Vancouver,Ottawa,and Toronto all deserved to get a game,before s***tsburgh had another chance.The fact that there's gonna be a "Heritage Classic" not far from the Winter Classic bothers me too.I guess you could call it another Winter Classic,I'm thinking about boycotting the Heritage Classic as well.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:28 PM

I'll be reading a book. I don't like the Penguins and I don't like football, so rather than surf around endlessly trying to find something to watch, I'll just finish one of a few books I've been meaning to. Win-win proposition the way I see it.

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#7 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:29 PM

It sucks for fans of other teams, but you have to understand that the NHL is a business. It's all about the $. Which is It's unfortunate because there are plenty of historic teams that could have played in it (Habs, Rangers, Leafs, etc)


Fixed it for ya, since all three you mentioned make more $ than pits.

Edited by CaliWingsNut, 27 July 2010 - 05:33 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

Maybe the Lions will be playing
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

It sucks for fans of other teams, but you have to understand that the NHL is a business. It's all about the $$$. Which is unfortunate because there are plenty of historic teams that could have played in it (Habs, Rangers, Leafs, etc)


It doesn't make sense to put a Canadian team in the WC. Heritage Classic, sure, but not Winter Classic.

Wish it could have been the Rangers and Devils, but whatever. This is a cash grab by the NHL. Shows how ridiculous it was to have put Buffalo (despite their cult following) in the first Winter Classic ever.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

I'm not watching a day filled of NBC creaming itself over Sidney (yet again).

There were plenty of other teams and locations that haven't had the chance, that are more deserving.


The NHL can't land a decent TV contract, so on the one day when they ARE able to grab a piece of the spotlight....you're going to fault them for putting their two biggest draws on the ice?

Keep boycotting if you like, but don't complain when NHL games are continually having to be watched on some obscure channel because they are not able to prove that they can pull ratings to deserve to be on anything better.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:42 PM

Well Kira and I already created a Facebook Group for this!! I am with you all 100%!! Now, everyone come join our Group!!! http://www.facebook....5367&ref=search

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#12 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:46 PM

It doesn't make sense to put a Canadian team in the WC. Heritage Classic, sure, but not Winter Classic.

Wish it could have been the Rangers and Devils, but whatever. This is a cash grab by the NHL. Shows how ridiculous it was to have put Buffalo (despite their cult following) in the first Winter Classic ever.


Why not put a Canadian team in the winter classic? cause NBC is naming it instead of CBC?

Edit: I'm sure they could crush viewer attendance by playing with one of each.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:48 PM

I'm not watching a day filled of NBC creaming itself over Sidney (yet again).


I will continue to laugh as they make fools of themselves.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:49 PM

BTW, can anybody offer up a nice Picture for the Facebook group?? Something awesome!!

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:52 PM

We also have another one who will not be watching the game. I bet there are quite a few people who won't.

I wish they'd think about the fans of all the teams. Some of us don't give a rat's ass about Crysby. I personally would have loved to see someone like Minnesota and Dallas...a couple teams that don't get much exposure, but I would be willing to bet if you played that game in Minnesota, it would sell out in a heartbeat. How about a game in Colorado?

I hope it's 60 degrees every day for two weeks before the game. It would serve them right if the ice was so bad they couldn't play, or even make ice.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:52 PM

That's ok at least I won't have to watch the Wolverines. 3 straight years of losing.

This is great. God I hope they never get rid of Rich Rod.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:06 PM

I think Toronto should have been apart of one, especially considering they would draw the most money due to the fact they gross the most amount of money by far out of any other teams in the NHL. No surprise at all though that they went with Pittsburgh just because of Crosby, majority of Canadians as it is can't stand Crosby regardless if he is Canadian or not.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

Couldn't you have imagined Toronto and Montreal, or Toronto and Ottawa? I would have watched that. I'm not a fan of either team, but the tradition would have been wonderful. s***tsburgh and Washington? No.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

Have fun watching other TV channels cream themselves over football then.


That requires an interest in anything other than hockey on tv. I'll be on my computer.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:05 PM

Just out of curiousity, how would you guys feel if Detroit got the nod in 2011 WC?
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