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#2252789 2/4 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Oilers 5 (SO)

Posted by auxlepli on 05 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

Glad the Wings earned a point.
Disappointed they, yet again, can't put a team away in regulation.


#2248895 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by auxlepli on 24 January 2012 - 06:54 AM

Really? We've been to the playoffs 21 straight years I believe? Won 4 cups during that span and made the finals 5 times. What the f*** have they done? I'll tell you what they did do, they watched Pronger miss a hit on Stevie Y and separate his shoulder in the process. They watched Stevie Y score in double ot of game 7.

/Endrant


Wings have been to the finals six times in that time span - 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2009.



Yes, you were right!
If this link works, I believe this is Howard/Crosby (03/22/10)


Thanks for posting that clip. I was deployed then and never seen it before. If I read about it, I forgot. Anyway, Jimmy is the man.
I could say something negative about Crosby, but I'll let it go.


#2248817 1/23 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by auxlepli on 23 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

JIMMMMMMAY!
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#2247317 1/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2 (SO)

Posted by auxlepli on 19 January 2012 - 10:21 PM

The Blues just scored. :(
Damnit!


#2246154 1/16 GDT : Sabres 0 at Red Wings 5

Posted by auxlepli on 16 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

"I love that it's 3-0, but looking at Ryan Miller there, ahhhh I feel sort of sorry for him. (Always liked Ryan!) "

I agree zztop40.
USA shoud've won the Olympics too.


#1988484 NHL Playoff Ratings

Posted by auxlepli on 23 May 2010 - 03:20 PM

Pertinent points about NHL Playoff ratings from the linked article below.
http://www.google.co...dwxG-2VMUhS0BtQ

The first two rounds averaged 886,000 viewers per game in the U.S., up 19 per cent from last year and the most since 1997 in other words, since before the lockout.

That's more than when the Mickey Mouse networks broadcasted NHL games.

The first two rounds on Versus averaged the most viewers for cable coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs since Nielsen started keeping track in 1994.

That's more than when the Mickey Mouse networks broadcasted NHL games.

The NHL proudly notes that on May 7, when the Bruins and Celtics both had playoff games and the Red Sox were facing the Yankees, it was the hockey game that drew the most viewers in the Boston area. Game 4 of the Bruins-Flyers series attracted 328,000 viewers on Versus, the baseball game on local network NESN had 223,000, and Cavaliers-Celtics Game 3 averaged 142,000 on ESPN.

Versus beat a Mickey Mouse network.


#1952808 NHL playoffs TV ratings up 21 percent

Posted by auxlepli on 21 April 2010 - 04:03 AM

http://sports.yahoo....layoffs-ratings

The first five nights of coverage on Versus have the highest cable ratings for the beginning of the postseason since 2002. The average of 543,000 viewers is up 21 percent from last year.


I've always thought the NHL should stay with Versus. Looks like I'm right.


#1920988 Shoot Out Is Lame

Posted by auxlepli on 21 March 2010 - 11:45 AM

I for one really hate the shootout,


I have an idea for you ... stop watching NHL games, and stop attending NHL games.
In fact stop posting on NHL-related Web sites.
Stop supporting NHL in anyway, then maybe owners and players will realize your dissatisfaction and change the rules so you won't have to endure another NHL shootout.


#1911770 NHL Martketing Opportunity

Posted by auxlepli on 09 March 2010 - 03:55 AM

<!--quoteo(post=1907979:date=March 2, 2010 - 02:20PM:name=auxlepli)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (auxlepli @ March 2, 2010 - 02:20PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1907979"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yeah because the NHL on ESPN worked so well previously. Not.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Then what's your solution then?

What do you suggest?


Continue to grow the game with Versus and NBC.
Also, seek other networks ... CBS and Fox. Many teams are on Fox's regional networks. Leverage that for a national contract.
It will take time to grow the game to it's previous ratings peak. Which was when by the way? 1994, when SI had the famous, or is it infamous now, NHL hot, NBA not cover? Heck maybe the NHL as already surpassed that. Anyway to expect instant, fast-food gratification is unreasonable.
Where as ESPN said it wants the NHL back? And if ESPN has, the network should back it up with the dollars. Which to my knownledge it hasn't. Finally the NHL should not sell its figurative soul to go back to a network that openly hates hockey.