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12-06-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by fedfed View Post
They put all games of Team Russia in prime time and that's #1 reason why Canada/USA play so early. Aside from Canada/USA game, that's the main reason.
Exactly, it happens in every sport. The big market/host teams get the prime time television slots. Thats why you hear Canuck fans complaining that they have to start at 4 p.m when they play the Leafs. The reason is CBC and the NHL want that game at 7 p.m ET to get the biggest viewership possible. Toronto is obviously the largest hockey market in the world so of course they will cater to them if they want the biggest ratings.

For the WJHC people who work there aren't stupid. They're not going to put a Canada-Germany game in their preferred time slot because they aren't catering to the Canadian audience this year. Host team gets what they want. They want to play at 8 pm Russian time then thats what will happen.

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