HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 03:58 PM
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Again, I think it's important that I say first that I don't want to sound like I'm against Detroit being in an eastern Conference. But now, how does Detroit being in an eastern Conference help TV ratings for all the teams in the West? You're talking about improving Detroit's ratings, while likely hurting the ratings of a whole lot of teams in the West.
In fact, how has having all the ETZ teams (other than Detroit and Columbus) separated from the Rest of the League helped those non-ETZ teams with better TV ratings?
It's not about National contracts. It's about the Wings own TV contracts. Their own ratings for games in the EST are far higher than games starting even in the CST. I ask any EST team to go through a season of the same schedule as Detroit has done for years. The complaining would be endless.
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