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02-24-2013, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by wpgsilver View Post
Why are peope saying the 2:00 game on saturdays is a negative for the Jets?
The fact of the matter is that Toronto and Montreal will always (rightfully so) get the prime time slot.
So we're left with two options:
A) Play a 2:00 game with national exposure in a country that can't seem to ever see enough hockey.
B) Play a 7:00 game with regional exposure which will cater to a market that is almost on the whole equally likely to watch the game at 2:00.

Frankly I think the 2:00 game is mutually beneficial for HNIC and the Jets. CBC gets to show hockey all day, the Jets get great national exposure.
The only people losing out IMO are season ticket holders. I prefer night games, the atmosphere is more drunken and less family oriented which enhances the experience for me. But thats a minor concern.
Saturday 2:00 games suck for the game has to really hurt TNSE's profit as well......nevermind the impact it has on business in the evening game is a handful of beers in the arena, dinner before, drinks somewhere after.....2:00 is go to the game, one beer and home for supper.

i hope it isnt a trend for next year.

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