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02-14-2005, 09:03 PM
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Arnie Spanier

I just heard Arnie Spanier on Sporting News Radio , and he acts like if this season gets cancelled this will be doomsday for the NHL. Not like the doomsday we here at HF speak about, but literally doomsday. As in when the league comes back, he cant see it coming back with but about 14 of the teams. Loss of TV contracts galore and a final demise of the NHL as we know it. Talking about turning some of the arenas into more expansion for arena football, etc. He claims he is an NHL fan, but like most sportscasters in the U.S. he seems to follow what is most popular-as in if the NHL grew in popularity in the coming years (which he doubts) that he probably would become more of a fan.

Now I dont follow too much sports outside hockey but please tell me Arnie Spanier is lame and has no idea what he is talking about. Anyone else ever listen to him?

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Spanier is beyond lame...you have my word on it...when you are listening to him talk about hockey...you might as well listen to Theo Fleury talk about sobreity. he is about as clueless as it gets...

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I just heard Arnie Spanier on Sporting News Radio , and he acts like if this season gets cancelled this will be doomsday for the NHL. Not like the doomsday we here at HF speak about, but literally doomsday. As in when the league comes back, he cant see it coming back with but about 14 of the teams. Loss of TV contracts galore and a final demise of the NHL as we know it. Talking about turning some of the arenas into more expansion for arena football, etc. He claims he is an NHL fan, but like most sportscasters in the U.S. he seems to follow what is most popular-as in if the NHL grew in popularity in the coming years (which he doubts) that he probably would become more of a fan.

Now I dont follow too much sports outside hockey but please tell me Arnie Spanier is lame and has no idea what he is talking about. Anyone else ever listen to him?
I've never heard of him before, but he makes some huge guesses.

There is essentially no National TV revenue coming in from the US, very little to lose. Most of the local deals are programming for all sports TV stations, that need something to air (MSG, Comcast Sportsnet, Fox Sportsnets, etc.)

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Spanier is beyond lame...you have my word on it...when you are listening to him talk about hockey...you might as well listen to Theo Fleury talk about sobreity. he is about as clueless as it gets...
thanks, feel better now

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Spanier is beyond lame...you have my word on it...when you are listening to him talk about hockey...you might as well listen to Theo Fleury talk about sobreity. he is about as clueless as it gets...
He's a big drama queen. He used to be on here in La, but didn't last long

 
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He's a big drama queen. He used to be on here in La, but didn't last long
"Ohhhhh Laker Fannnnnsssssss!!!!! Ohhhhhh Laker Fans."

I actually liked AS. He was a good. He was definitley a Laker hater. He was responsible for their championship in 1999-2000.

Anyway, he's doesn't know jack about hockey. He's an old Islanders fan back when they won 4 Cups. I think he lost interest after that.

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