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#2247098 1/19 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Coyotes 2 (SO)

Posted by TheWestWing on 19 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

Bout time they got here. We'll be easy to spot - I'll be next to the good looking redhead.

Since they allegedly had the day off yesterday and twas sunny here, I make the O/U on Sweedes with Sunburn at 4.5!


#2216724 DirecTV threatens to pull FSNs

Posted by TheWestWing on 21 October 2011 - 01:09 PM

So no one has any info on what this will do to Center Ice subscribers?

Either way, this just sucks if they pull all their channels. Not only am I mostly concerned about losing Red Wings games (via my paid Center Ice subscription), but I watch their affiliates programs a ton! I love "The League" and "Sons of Anarchy" both on FX, not to mention the movies they put on their networks. This would suck.

And I'm not going back to Time Warner because those losers not only don't have NHL and NFL network, but they don't broadcast Center Ice in HD.


OK here's the deal if I remember correctly from when this was an issue with Dish.

The NHL provides the feed for CI. They generally provide just the SD feed and its at the 'discretion' of the individual providers (DTV) to post the HD feed if they have it. Which is why you see most of the games in HD on DTV as they have the FSN HD feed in their lineup (and which is why some games on US feeds are not HD - think someone mentioned Comcast PHI). So if DTV pulls the FSNs, you'll still get the SD feeds from the FSNs on CI but no HD.

Clear as mud?


#2207094 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by TheWestWing on 10 September 2011 - 11:35 AM

Team prez says they will not play again this year. That would be tough for a fan as I'd think you'd want to try to carry on some semblance of normality, but IMHO its the right thing to do.


#2178951 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by TheWestWing on 24 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

Oh happy day!


#2170620 Tossing a... catfish.

Posted by TheWestWing on 10 May 2011 - 09:33 AM

Cut em some slack - its entertainment. They're looking for something to call their own. Sure it's a takeoff on us but honestly every time someone throws a 'pus on the ice someone has to explain it to someone. And ours is more of a symbolic tradition since it takes more than 8 to win these days anyways.


#2152005 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by TheWestWing on 18 April 2011 - 10:37 AM

3rd row behind net. I'll add some red to the whiteout.


#2044230 Andreas Lilja to Anaheim

Posted by TheWestWing on 11 October 2010 - 10:48 AM

Hot damn! Another Pylon for the I-5/Katella exit (insider joke)!

I can imagine the conversation he had with himself since his visa was up - 'Hmmmmmm - OC or Siberia? Tuff call'.

He should fit in well with the Dux new D strategy - 'just plant yourself there and don't move.'


#1979767 Prayers and Well Wishes for Matt

Posted by TheWestWing on 08 May 2010 - 08:23 AM

Lower body injury? Game time decision?

Feel better bud.


#1929799 Does this year prove that hockey doesnt belong in phoenix?

Posted by TheWestWing on 01 April 2010 - 10:41 AM

Just moved to the area but been watching the team for awhile - initially just to watch Gretz blow-up once a week, but surprisingly the team became interesting to watch. Ironic that throughout this mess they became a better team - Tip gets the majority of the credit for such.

Not sure if Ice Edge will takeover or not, but the chatter here is that if Reinsdorf gets involved, he wants an out with Glendale if the team doesn't meet certain numbers. Which I think is fair currently. The playoffs probably are not gonna be the best gauge. What will be is how deep they go and if they're competitive next year - then attendance can be gauged appropriately. If what's true elsewhere - that a winner brings out fans - can\will be applied here. They show up for the Suns who play downtown at US Air Arena which I understand had problems with its config for hockey. So off to Glendale they went. It's not a bad locale for 'fans' and the arena itself is nice and new if not a lil sterile. I think they should be given another year to see what happens. Course the specter of 'giving them one more year' could be a double-edged sword to the fans.


#1816878 I hate shootouts

Posted by TheWestWing on 16 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Echolalia @ November 16, 2009 - 02:17PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Functionally its absolutely terrible, but its entertainment value is close to unbeatable.


Nope. A penalty shot is entertainment - the shootout is the Amerikan 'philosophy' that 'somebody must win'.....
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