Dont wanna be negative but it doesnt smell good for the Habs.. Didnt like the way we played against the Sens, a second game in as many days.. wouldnt be surprised if we are flat for this one.. 5-1 for the Rags, Price pulled..
The absence of the Toronto Maple Leafs cost Hockey Night In Canada at least 250,000 viewers on Saturday night.
The show’s 7 p.m. ET game, with the Leafs playing, had been averaging more than two million viewers. With Toronto idle on Saturday, a large segment of the southern Ontario market tuned out and the audience dropped to 1.783 million. Hockey Night aired three games: Washington Capitals-Montreal Canadiens went nationally, with Calgary-Columbus and Boston-Ottawa seen regionally.
Have you guys ever tried watching a game with their streaming technology? Compares pretty unfavourably to television, doesn't it? Even compared to an SD and not an HD broadcast. It's horrible - let the leaf fans watch that crap for a ****ing change. Also - I'm aware they stream the games - I'm a Canadian hockey fan. We can smell hockey I'd just rather see the game, and not several frames of the game followed by extended pauses and lagginess.
I watch most of the games streamed. There's another stream in french that is pretty good. Search for "Exnordic" on Google. Otherwise the stream on CBC.ca is good at times, sometimes it's crappy. With a good internet connection you should be fine.
Originally Posted by Davebo
I thought it was common knowledge...
Seriously - a two year old SUN article? Fair enough - that is 'evidence', alright.
Yes, the Leafs draw more people than the Habs. They don't have their saturday night game on two channels...
Holy Christ! I don't if the other teams got shafted on their schedule or if it's just the habs but the habs will be playing 4 games in 6 nights or 8 of 13! Somewhere in there Emelin and Budaj will have to play.
It's the awful lighting. I wanted to do a banner about it but didn't have time. I hate those games, there's no noise from the crowd, nothing. I hope Habs kick their *****.
MSG went through some major renovations over the summer. You will see some flashing lights during stoppages in play that may give epilepsy.
To me, the lighting seems a bit better this year, which is good.
But one thing that will never change in that building is the disgraceful ice conditions. Pucks bouncing left, right, and centre. It can be frustrating to watch.
As for the HNIC debate. I think its improtant to point out that the Habs do get a very strong viewership that is comparable, if not more than what the leafs have drawn in recent years. The problem is that the majority of the habs viewership tunes into RDS, which does CBC no good.