Discussion about hockey history focusing on the Flyers, Spectrum, etc.
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12-25-2012, 11:55 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
OK, I'll play, even though I've been off the NHL for a bit.
The Cherry Hill Arena didn't have full-length benches for the teams. According to my old Hockey Encyclopedia, capacity was 3,700.
Al Hill's debut should have been carried by Hughes, which is or was owned by MSG. I have no idea if the DirecTV web service, HughesNet, has anything to do with the Hughes Television Network. It was not cable. Games were shown on regular TV -- 29 in Philly, 38 in Boston, either 5 or 20 in DC, and I think all of 5, 9 and 11 in NYC. 29, 38 and 20 were the regular channels for those teams' broadcasts. I could swear there was hockey on WTTG-5 in DC. The Rangers and Islanders both broadcast on WOR-9 back then (Saturday night doubleheaders were awesome ... and only one W in WOR then). I think games that conflicted with the other NYC sports bounced around to available channels (5 or 11). Could be wrong ... I was just a traveling kid back then.
OK, back to the lockout. Probably see you guys again in 2013.
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