Thread: Kings Article: NBC Ignores the Kings
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02-11-2013, 09:57 AM
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NBC Ignores the Kings

While "ignoring " isn't the word I would have chosen, I did laugh at the features for the same reason...

"First off, NBC chose to spend intermission with their usual segment devoted to hockey issues and highlights from the weekend in the studio, but also showed two feature stories on Red Wings players. It's kind of disappointing that the Kings, in their first NBC Game of the Week ever (regional broadcasts don't count) didn't get a feature treatment on any of their players (come on, Kopitar, Brown, Carter, Richards, Doughty, Quick... even Jordan Nolan is semi-interesting, anybody?).

In the meantime, the two pre-taped segments NBC did use were on... Henrik Zetterberg and Nick Lidstrom. Look, full respect to both players, but in the 30 or 40 times that the Red Wings have been on NBC in the past 7-8 years, I'm pretty sure I've seen a pre-recorded segment with him before.

Also, I have to question the necessity of the Lidstrom segment right there. Sure, you could say it was appropriate since it was the first time Detroit had been on national television this season. But, NBC Sports Network is televising the Red Wings game on Wednesday with a one-hour pre-game show beforehand. I think it would've been better served there."

Of course, when the team you're televising nationally has only had a lead after 1 period in 1 of their last 11 games, I'd probably be "ignoring" them too.

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