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#41 Buppy

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:56 AM

How does 2 recent Cup winners playing each other mean "absolutely nothing"?

 

Sometimes the blind hate for Sid C and the Penguins gets in the way of good hockey around here.

 

They can play good hockey inside. It'd make a nice game of the week for NBC.

 

Much of the appeal of the WC comes from the novelty. Novelty that is eroded with over-exposure. Then you have Pittsburgh in a 3rd outdoor game, Rangers in their 2nd and 3rd, Chicago and Detroit both in a second, Philly's already had two... While it's understandable to want the biggest ratings draws in an event like this, and it's nice that some new teams will be featured, they shouldn't do it all in one season.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:02 AM

This is so hilariously corporate. Actually think Vancouver and LA should be good, if they can get the ice working in LA, but Pit at Chi? WTF? Rangers shouldn't get two, that's unfair. 

 

As a Red WIng I immediately think Bettman is doing this just to screw with us lol. 



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

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Way to water down a great idea NHL, fire Buttman

 

Heres my great idea:

 

33 % outdoor

33 % in europe

33 % in NA

0,5 on Mars

0,5 on Jupiter

 

sounds like a great plan doesn't it?

 

Jupiter is just silly. It doesn't even have a surface. Europa is a much better idea, since it's already made of ice.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Jupiter is just silly. It doesn't even have a surface. Europa is a much better idea, since it's already made of ice.

I honestly do like the Europe idea.



I'm still waiting for the NHL khl and other leagues to merge for a world wide league like they got with rugby. So instead of the 8 game dreaded west cost trip itl be the nightmare Europe 14 game road trio with 4am game times.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:59 AM

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Way to water down a great idea NHL, fire Buttman
 
Heres my great idea:
 
33 % outdoor
33 % in europe
33 % in NA
0,5 on Mars
0,5 on Jupiter
 
sounds like a great plan doesn't it?


 
Jupiter is just silly. It doesn't even have a surface. Europa is a much better idea, since it's already made of ice.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

League just trying to make up for lost lockout revenue. Sadly it will work, and they will keep doing it every year. At least the cap will go up again in time I guess.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:48 AM

League just trying to make up for lost lockout revenue. Sadly it will work, and they will keep doing it every year. At least the cap will go up again in time I guess.

 

but at a way slower rate, so parity for years to come and a watered down winter classic 2014. Can't believe owners are letting these front-office idiots continue to water down "kill" the game we once loved


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

 

but at a way slower rate, so parity for years to come and a watered down winter classic 2014. Can't believe owners are letting these front-office idiots continue to water down "kill" the game we once loved

 

agreed. they've been lucky with parity so far with good finals matchups. but good luck with the ratings when we see a nashville vs florida finals


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:09 AM

 

agreed. they've been lucky with parity so far with good finals matchups. but good luck with the ratings when we see a nashville vs florida finals

 

Somehow I wish this would happen, just to show the NHL how damn wrong they are with their parity BS.

 

Lets just hope. the watered down Winter Classic is going to fail and therefoore the experiment will be over after next year.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:15 AM

I'm dying for an uninteresting finals and toilet ratings for that very season. at some point it will happen.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

I'm dying for an uninteresting finals and toilet ratings for that very season. at some point it will happen.

 

I so hope it is this year, best thing would be something like Dallas versus Carolina, maybe then the owners and other responsible people will come to their senses. One can still hope right?


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

Two was fine, six is too much IMO. This might end up hurting the league's reputation if/when some of these games don't sell out.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

This is seriously pathetic. Is this a money grab or what?! Couple more years of this and I can't see why people would even care to watch it in the kind or ratings the NHL wants because it will be just another game...nothing special.

I can legimatly see Pittsburgh getting an annual game. Why not? Essentially they already do. Crosby will probably be hurt during it anyway...I don't see the point. I really thought the NHL wouldn't just go with the Wings/Leafs. Say what you want but two middle of the pack teams, one Canadian...the other without Crosby, don't seem to do it for ol' Gary and his lemming owner group. Why isn't Buffalo playing NJ and NYR playing NYI...Instead of two Ranger games? Three outdoor Ranger games in two years...way to have a "unique" event guys. This game had such potential from a marketing standpoint but they are just pissing all over it.

Whatever.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

This is just stupid. Way to take something cool and ruin it. Coolness over.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:19 AM

What an epic, EPIC blunder from the league. First it was "people like goals in hockey, lets screw with things however we have to to increase goals!", now its "people like the WC and its a huge cash cow, lets do whatever it takes to get more of them!" 

 

This league is becoming more of a joke by the day....



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

Wow, I really don't understand all the outrage. I get that it's no longer as unique, but watching more outdoor games is pretty darn awesome to me. At only 6 games, it will still be fairly novel.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

Six games is not novel.  Especially when it's the same teams over and over again.  The only novel one would be Dodger Stadium. Outdoor games by themselves aren't a bad idea, they are fun for people who attend.  But it's a blatant cash grab, and people are sick of being reminded of how crass sports can be sometimes.  


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

Six games is not novel.  Especially when it's the same teams over and over again.  The only novel one would be Dodger Stadium. Outdoor games by themselves aren't a bad idea, they are fun for people who attend.  But it's a blatant cash grab, and people are sick of being reminded of how crass sports can be sometimes.  


I would argue the Wings/Leafs being original six, probably highest attended hockey game ever, and Toronto's first outdoor game (Canada is collectively wetting their pants a little more everyday in anticipation) is a novelty as well. The Pens game can't be anything but blatant cash grab. Same for NJ/NYR.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Wow, I really don't understand all the outrage. I get that it's no longer as unique, but watching more outdoor games is pretty darn awesome to me. At only 6 games, it will still be fairly novel.


 
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7 outdoor games in one season doesn't really fit the description, not even with "fairly" tacked on.   


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