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#221 henrik40

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

How is it bad publicity? Baseball games get called on account of rain all the time and its reputation is no worse for wear.
And the loss of revenue is only really going to hurt those teams getting revenue sharing, and probably not a whole heck of a lot. Much of the WC classic merchandise is purchased before the game.


Money spent advertising is down the drain as well, and I'm sure that's quite a bit. Honestly, I don't know how it could result in bad publicity, but the media has their ways of spinning things. The Classic getting cancelled is good for no one.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:21 AM

Money spent advertising is down the drain as well, and I'm sure that's quite a bit. Honestly, I don't know how it could result in bad publicity, but the media has their ways of spinning things. The Classic getting cancelled is good for no one.


The Winter Classic gets rained out, and you wonder how it'll be bad for PR?

Edit: prediction is high of 49 F, and 80% chance of rain now (up from 50%)

Edited by CaliWingsNut, 30 December 2010 - 01:24 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:06 AM

Headline: Winter Classic Rained Out. God Tired of Crosby.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:13 AM

I am not going to watch it because I do not care for the Penguins or the Capitals.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:54 AM

The Winter Classic gets rained out, and you wonder how it'll be bad for PR?

Edit: prediction is high of 49 F, and 80% chance of rain now (up from 50%)

Bad PR and bad FOR PR are two very different things.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:10 AM

Headline: Winter Classic Rained Out. God Tired of Crosby.


sounds good to me. As much as i love the idea of the winter classic, i most likely wont watch this game as conflicted as i will be.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:05 AM

Is it too late to make it a water polo match? :cool:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:44 AM

Some are. Some aren't.

Some will be watching. Some have other plans. Some aren't interested in games that don't effect the Wings. Some don't care for the Pens and/or Caps. Some will sit in a corner with their arms folded across their chests and their lower lip stuck waaaaaaaay out, kicking their feet if they don't get enough attention because the league likes Sidney.

Some of us will be cheering for the Penguins because you know what happens to the winner of the Winter Classic. <heh heh heh heh heh>

They make it to the SCF? :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:01 PM

I can't stand Crosby but this is the smart business move for the NHL for sure. The kid has been absolutely incredible this year. He plays with garbage linemates and puts up a streak that is unheard of in this era of hockey. The fact that he's even got a whiff of an all-time point streak top-10 in this time of defensive hockey is remarkable. The league has to capitalize on it. The Red Wings get national coverage because of their national appeal, too. It only makes $en$e.

That said, I did enjoy watching Sid's point streak end last night after the NHL's marketing campaign hedged their bets that it would still be going as of Saturday's game. Heh. Hopefully he shaves that ridiculous mustache now.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:35 PM

Headline: Winter Classic Rained Out. God Tired of Crosby.


Perfect.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

Someone needs to find Sub-Zero before it's too late :ph34r:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:00 PM

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5967147

Sounds like they have a solid backup plan in place and Dan Craig doesn't seem to worried about it.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:07 PM

The Winter Classic gets rained out, and you wonder how it'll be bad for PR?

Edit: prediction is high of 49 F, and 80% chance of rain now (up from 50%)


I was the one who originally brought up how it would be bad from a PR standpoint for this game to be cancelled. When I was questioned how, I admittedly didn't have a direct answer. I didn't want to make up some bulls*** reasons, I just think it wouldn't be good over all for the NHL for this game to be cancelled.

Edit: spelling

Edited by henrik40, 30 December 2010 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:36 PM

i'll be watching it. there is more to hockey than crosby.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:41 PM

i'll be watching it. there is more to hockey than crosby.


Crosby isn't the issue. Crosby's team being in the game for a second time, when many others have not had the chance, is the issue.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:52 PM

Crosby isn't the issue. Crosby's team being in the game for a second time, when many others have not had the chance, is the issue.

There's only a small handful of teams that NBC wants to play in this thing.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:11 PM

Interesting stat: Ovechkin and Crosby now have the exact same total for career points in the NHL (excluding playoffs) at 571. I wonder if Pierre will mention this as well as their junior stats during the game on Saturday.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:00 PM

i'll be watching it. there is more to hockey than crosby.

Tell that to Bettman.
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#239 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:48 PM

There's only a small handful of teams that NBC wants to play in this thing.


I would actually like to read some sorta proof behind this. I believe it, and understand why, I just haven't seen anything saying this.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:27 PM

I would actually like to read some sorta proof behind this. I believe it, and understand why, I just haven't seen anything saying this.


And you won't see anything official on it either. Leagues don't like to publically admit some of their teams are not marketable.





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