HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Being out west has advantages and disadvantages as a sports fan. Football is over by 8-9 pm PT, so there is no being exhausted for midnight or later games. However, the cities are further apart, so there is more travelling. Eastern teams are at a much bigger disadvantage on a Western road trip trying to play games at 10:30pm-2am their time than when the Western teams come east for a 4:30 western time start.
I don't see why the Eastern teams should give up their travel advantage, unless the Western teams would agree to a standard 7:00-8:00 pm ETZ start time league wide.
TV-wise, that's a reasonable idea. But gate-wise, that's not a reasonable idea.
If you're PTZ, and you have a game in town against an ETZ team, I think the earliest you can expect to start would have to be 6:00 PT.
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