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jester24 01-14-2013 10:57 AM

2:00 Saturday games?
 
Just wondering how people feel about the 2:00 Saturday start times. Personally, I prefer to make an evening out of my Jet games. To not give the Jets a single evening game on a Saturday (all five Saturday home games are 2:00 starts) seems strange. I know it's done so HNIC could have triple headers but is this the way it's going to be forever?

Looks like I'll be trying to score Friday night games in my group as the Saturday ones would make for a pretty long night!

wpgsilver 01-14-2013 11:02 AM

I don't mind them, I'd prefer some evening games though. I find there's definitely a different atmosphere for day games.

Gm0ney 01-14-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jester24 (Post 57574843)
Just wondering how people feel about the 2:00 Saturday start times. Personally, I prefer to make an evening out of my Jet games. To not give the Jets a single evening game on a Saturday (all five Saturday home games are 2:00 starts) seems strange. I know it's done so HNIC could have triple headers but is this the way it's going to be forever?

Looks like I'll be trying to score Friday night games in my group as the Saturday ones would make for a pretty long night!

Maybe they'll put the Leafs at 2pm on Saturday next season? Or have Toronto play an afternoon game on MLK Monday in the US? :sarcasm: Ha ha...no - I figure it's going to be like this forever when the Jets are at home on a Saturday.

sipowicz 01-14-2013 11:04 AM

2:00 games suck, I will miss the open home opener because of my commitments with the kids sports.

PS I'm not even so sure that the Jets players even like afternoon games.

C Plus 01-14-2013 11:07 AM

2pm Saturday games don't work for me at all. :(

tbcwpg 01-14-2013 11:13 AM

Don't like them for the same reason as the OP, for me half the fun of the games is the pre-game build up, going out an hour and a bit before, talking about the game, etc. Harder to do that with 2pm starts. I have 2 of them this year, but I guess 2pm is better than 1pm.

wilty00 01-14-2013 11:17 AM

I'm afraid that's probably gonna be the way it is forever unless we're playing the Leafs (or maybe the Habs). The Alberta/BC teams will always occupy the late timeslot and how often do we see the Leafs not headlining primetime on Saturdays?

Klaus 01-14-2013 11:37 AM

I usually work Saturday nights, so I personally don't mind. :D

Hammer Slammer 01-14-2013 11:38 AM

I don't mind and I'm sure our friends overseas are quite happy about it. :) It would suck if I was still working weekends, but none of that anymore.

GermanJetsFan 01-14-2013 11:40 AM

Hammer, I like em a lot. Thats primetime Jets hockey for me :handclap:

cheswick 01-14-2013 11:46 AM

I know a lot of Jets fans from out of province complained they couldn't see Saturday night Jets games cause they were blacked out on Centre Ice due to CBC carrying hte national broadcast rights, but then their area had the Leafs on anyway so the only option was to watch it online on cbc's webnsite. This definetely lets the Jets game enjoy true national exposure and was certainly due to a push from CBC to be able to broadcast as many games as possible to the whole country.

WaveRaven 01-14-2013 11:52 AM

Put me in the HATE saturday afternoon games, with a passion.

roto 01-14-2013 11:58 AM

Those afternoon games are the only NHL games that we Europeans can watch live without waking up in the middle of the night, so I like them.

kcin94 01-14-2013 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cheswick (Post 57577255)
I know a lot of Jets fans from out of province complained they couldn't see Saturday night Jets games cause they were blacked out on Centre Ice due to CBC carrying hte national broadcast rights, but then their area had the Leafs on anyway so the only option was to watch it online on cbc's webnsite. This definetely lets the Jets game enjoy true national exposure and was certainly due to a push from CBC to be able to broadcast as many games as possible to the whole country.

Count me in on that. It was definitely frustrating last season not getting to see many game when I was out in BC. Couldn't get the Jets channel and CBC games were almost always the leafs/habs. I definitely appreciated the early Saturday games, even if it meant a 11am start (or noon, I can't remember)

sting13 01-14-2013 12:58 PM

Maybe next year with a move out out West, we will see Saturday 9PM games instead.

Romang67 01-14-2013 12:59 PM

Yeah... I don't mind them.

Jet 01-14-2013 01:07 PM

AFAIC any Jets game on CBC kinda sucks. I'd rather we just didn't play on Saturdays so we didn't have to listen to their garbage C/D team.

Other than that, I don't mind too much. Now we get to watch 3 games on those days. I don't have kids to courier around or anything :)

SCP Guy 01-14-2013 01:30 PM

I like evening weekend games.....but a 2pm weekend game puts me home in time for dinner and bedtime with the kids....so the wife is happy :P

GrandChelems 01-14-2013 01:41 PM

It's great. Pub lunch beforehand, grab a coffee and watch the game on caffeine instead of beers, go home and chill for a bit, then head out to the pub again and talk about the game for the rest of the night while some ****** Leafs game is on.

Hank Chinaski 01-14-2013 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GrandChelems (Post 57583605)
It's great. Pub lunch beforehand, grab a coffee and watch the game on caffeine instead of beers, go home and chill for a bit, then head out to the pub again and talk about the game for the rest of the night while some ****** Leafs game is on.

Yes! This, so much this, especially the caffeine part. Sums up exactly why I like those early games.

Guerzy 01-14-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jet (Post 57581351)
AFAIC any Jets game on CBC kinda sucks. I'd rather we just didn't play on Saturdays so we didn't have to listen to their garbage C/D team.

Other than that, I don't mind too much. Now we get to watch 3 games on those days. I don't have kids to courier around or anything :)

This! It was embarrassing how poorly those CBC Jets games were done last season. Atrocious play-by-play. Boring.

Love TSNJets, though. I find they put on a very enjoyable broadcast.

cheswick 01-14-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Guerzy (Post 57584845)
This! It was embarrassing how poorly those CBC Jets games were done last season. Atrocious play-by-play. Boring.

Love TSNJets, though. I find they put on a very enjoyable broadcast.

Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. I personally can't stand TSN Jets play by play. Their guy between the benches be it Johnson or that other bloke I can't remember his name are good. But I find Beyak's call really annoying. I'd take anybody from CBC over Beyak any day.

sting13 01-14-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cheswick (Post 57585347)
Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. I personally can't stand TSN Jets play by play. Their guy between the benches be it Johnson or that other bloke I can't remember his name are good. But I find Beyak's call really annoying. I'd take anybody from CBC over Beyak any day.

Brian Engblom who played for Washington and Montreal and is from Winnipeg.

Gnova 01-14-2013 02:26 PM

I don't mind them at all.

When I am watching the HNIC triple headers my interest always decreases through the games.

I really can't see this changing in the foreseeable future.

Three CDN teams already use the late time slot, which is primetime for them
The Leafs and Habs will always be CBC's biggest draw and will help generate the most revenue for the CBC.
The Sens and Jets will get the matinee starts because that is when they can be given national coverage instead of the regional mess like last year. This actually helps the teams because they get more national exposure.
If QC gets their team they will also be a matinee team so they aren't going up against the Habs.

At the end of the day there can be no disputing that the Leafs and Habs have the largest fanbases by far and therefore should be given primetime slots by the CBC.

Gnova 01-14-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheswick (Post 57585347)
Beauty is clearly in the eye of the beholder. I personally can't stand TSN Jets play by play. Their guy between the benches be it Johnson or that other bloke I can't remember his name are good. But I find Beyak's call really annoying. I'd take anybody from CBC over Beyak any day.

I'll take Beyak over any of the CBC PBP guys.


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