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02-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Salem, MA
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When I was in college, ESPN's hockey coverage was *ing fantastic. You had NHL2Night, and during the playoffs they aired 3 games a night. So, I could theoretically watch the Flyers game plus parts of whatever other two games were on ESPN at that moment, plus a Western Conf. game after that.
All this without getting into the fact that I loved Gary Thorne and Clement as a broadcast team.
I think you need to embrace the fact that as a hockey fan, you are a minority of the sports market from a business perspective. A quite loyal and vocal minority, but a minority nevertheless.
ESPN had pretty good coverage early on. Then NHL2night got cut to a couple of times a week, then gone entirely, and that was BEFORE they lost the contract.
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