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#61 bogeygolfer

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

 

People don't exactly have a lot of faith in Rogers' creative control especially with a monopoly.  They've gotten a well-earned bad reputation in Canada.

they've never been a national broadcaster before, those are only regional productions. Its like apples and oranges



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Having a monopoly means control and driver seat, because there literally aren't any other options. So why improve the product people have to use it no matter what. This is the biggest reason why monpolys are bad, they control the market no matter what

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 01:28 AM

I cannot stand Rogers

 
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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

A mighty insightful read regarding the doing of the deal, found in today's Toronto Star:

 

 

It was an internal go. They co-ordinated a meeting for Nov. 20 at NHL headquarters on Avenue of the Americas in New York. The core team consisted of Mohammed, Staffieri, Pelley, Scott, Michael Webber (senior legal counsel), Scott MacMillan (a.k.a. Hollywood, VP of strategy) and Andrew Myers, 28 (a.k.a. whiz kid, a senior analyst).

Only five went to the NHL offices. Hollywood (so-named, according to Moore, because “he’s a sharp dresser, good-looking”) didn’t go in and Myers, the number-cruncher, spent the better part of the day cooling his heels at a McDonald’s. Explained Moore: “We didn’t want the league to think we could (work out) a model for anything higher than our original bid.

“Trust me, Gary got everything and more than we were prepared to offer.”

 

 


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:43 PM

Don Cherry wants Coach's Corner to remain status quo.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

From The Score

 

Clear your schedule sports fans, there's about to be a lot more hockey on television.

A whopping 500 regular season games will air in Canada starting next season as part of the blockbuster 12-year agreement between Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and the National Hockey League.

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With all those broadcasts, they're bound to get a few of them right.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:06 PM

From The Score

 

 

With all those broadcasts, they're bound to get a few of them right.

 

I'm holding back any judgement till I hear if they're changing the blackout policies.  


Edited by Son of a Wing, 10 March 2014 - 01:53 PM.

"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
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When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

Their on air personal let's put it simply sucks compared to the TSN ones and most of them have re-signed anyways :)

 

The studio and presentation standard isn't even in the same universe as TSN, so I really hope this deal will backfire so hard that the owner are finally going to can that midget and are looking at longterm goals in their next TV deal.

 

They would have to pull off a miracle in order to make this work.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:23 PM

To make the broadcasts work, they will use the same plan they used to get the deal in the first place: throw money.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

To make the broadcasts work, they will use the same plan they used to get the deal in the first place: throw money.

 

Money can do a lot of things but it can't buy the best personal in that case because well they are working for TSN :-)

 

Only Don Cherry and Ron MacLean are going to help their knowledgebase other than that, their stuff is FAR from impressive.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

From CBC:

 

Rogers Communications has announced George Stroumboulopoulos will become the new host of Hockey Night in Canada next season when the company takes control of Canada's NHL broadcasting rights next season.

Stroumboulopoulos will join Hockey Night's Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, along with Sportsnet's Daren Millard and Jeff Marek as the "cornerstones" of the new hockey coverage, Rogers said in a release.

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Lights. Camera. Action?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:59 PM

Rogers sucks..hiring George Stroumboulopoulos to host just proves it even more.



#73 frankgrimes

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:09 PM

Rogers messing with HNIC why am I not surprised? Good god the coverage will be so much worse

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:14 PM

Whats wrong with Stroumbo?? I think he's one of the best tv personalities out there.  

 

Breath of fresh air for a change.


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
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When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

Agreed. I love Strombo, he's a very good personality. He's gonna do great next season, I personally don't like the rights going to Sportsnet/Rogers but Strombo deserves to be the host.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

 

He's come so far!

During the press conference today, when Stroumboulopoulos was talking about "attire", he mentioned Mr. Cherry, who did not look as if he was enjoying himself. But being the good "team player that he is...


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:55 AM

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:19 AM

^^ lol
 



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

Whats wrong with Stroumbo?? I think he's one of the best tv personalities out there.  
 
Breath of fresh air for a change.


Non hockey guy, sometimes wearing earrings as a male!!! HNIC is Maclean and Don Cherry it works perfectly so why mess with it? God I hate the deal even more now.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Non hockey guy, sometimes wearing earrings as a male!!! HNIC is Maclean and Don Cherry it works perfectly so why mess with it? God I hate the deal even more now.

 

What makes him a "non-hockey guy"? Because he doesn't work on Sportsnet? Would you prefer Nick Kypreos?

 

Stroumbo is obsessed with hockey.  Especially Canadian hockey which is why he's perfect for the job.

 

I could care less about his fashion choices.


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
Vince Lombardi

 

When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”






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