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Game times to kill Canadian WJC buzz? (TSN's broadcast schedule)

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12-02-2012, 07:53 AM
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For online streams?
Man, it must suck to be you guys! LOL. TSN showed just about every game in the tournament last year and it's unfortunate if you don't get that on TV.

As for those complaining about the late/early game times, it's all about your commitment level. My old place of work knew my level of devotion to this tournament. I would book it off for vacation every year or fix the work schedule around it. I once worked a split shift where I went home for three hours in the middle of the day to watch hockey. How cool is that?

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12-02-2012, 08:09 AM
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Heard a TSN employee speak. Things he said:

-Games will be re-played in prime time later That night
-Website will offer a "no spoiler" option that doesn't give away the score
-News on Facebook will still be posted.
-Realize ratings will be lower
-They're branding it as "only true Canadians watch that late/early"
I find that comment interesting

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12-02-2012, 08:19 AM
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I find that comment interesting
Just for the record, they mean only the true fans among the Canadians. They're not saying you have to be Canadian to be a true fan. Understand?

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12-02-2012, 08:26 AM
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Just for the record, they mean only the true fans among the Canadians. They're not saying you have to be Canadian to be a true fan. Understand?
yup I can read, thx.

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12-02-2012, 08:34 AM
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For online streams?
Hockeystreams.com.

Pretty sure the games are archived.

If you dont have a tv with a pvr, or access to one, and you dont have a credit card or access to one, then you deserve to have to get up in the middle of the night. Maybe tsn will archive the games online?

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12-02-2012, 09:06 AM
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these are my favorite types of threads: when Canadians realize the hockey world doesn't revolve around them.

what, they're playing hockey in Russia?! THE HORROR

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12-02-2012, 10:23 AM
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Yup, sure sucks they can't make the teams play in the middle of the night in Russia to please the Canadian tv audiences...
Good one...

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12-02-2012, 11:24 AM
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I have a feeling that this is all subject to change but I could be wrong.

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12-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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I'm gonna miss the tournament being in NA. Nothing beats late night hockey on New Year's Eve. Russia also means a little more extreme times than the tournament being in Central Europe even for us, NA East cost is -6, Yekaterinburg is +5.. Sweden will play every group game at 1pm, and the earliest games are 8.30am. But no time slot is too extreme for this tournament IMO.

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12-02-2012, 11:46 AM
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Don't think it will kill the buzz everyone still talks about it but it just won't be viewed by those who'll go to work and for the casual sports fan. I love boxing day during WJC time, it's packed with folks in the mall wearing their Team Canada sweaters, looks like a gathering to watch the game. But hey, it's preparation for Sochi as well since i'm guessing we'll have to get up to watch games around that time as well.

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12-02-2012, 12:30 PM
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Or, you know, those who have work and/or school.

It's absolutely stupid to hold this tournament outside of North America when you consider revenues and who ultimately cares about the results.
That's the spirit! It shouldn't be about fair competition, just piling up cash money. Ideally, the tournament should be limited to two teams: Canada and the United States (based on the premise that if Canada is in the tournament, there would have to be at least one other team so that they could actually play games). That way there would be no time zone issues, and Canadian fans wouldn't have to stay up late or get up early to watch live action. Its downright criminal for the IIHF to allow European teams to enter the tournament, thereby interfering with Canadian sleep patterns and suppressing the cash flow. I've alway said that the best thing about hockey is the love of money.

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12-02-2012, 12:34 PM
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Or, you know, those who have work and/or school.

It's absolutely stupid to hold this tournament outside of North America when you consider revenues and who ultimately cares about the results.
That's the attitude that makes me want them to black out the games for you. Arrogance^3

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12-02-2012, 12:38 PM
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Or just stay up become an owl
That's the plan.

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I have a feeling that this is all subject to change but I could be wrong.
Yeah, first change to make. Never have these WJC tounaments in NA again. NA fans are not worth it if they start whining about time zones. Haven't read a single post from europeans like that in all past years.

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12-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Regardless of what time these games start I'll be watching. The WJC and March Madness are two tournaments I can't go without.

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12-02-2012, 01:56 PM
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I dont think it will kill the buzz.. Watching hockey at night is pretty epic actually, it's just a short tournament aswell.. not an entire season like during the NHL.. I think you will do fine =)

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Or, you know, those who have work and/or school.

It's absolutely stupid to hold this tournament outside of North America when you consider revenues and who ultimately cares about the results.
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JVM-finals Sweden-Russia attracted an average of 500,000 viewers, with a peak of 600,000 at the end of the broadcast. JVM finale broadcast on SVT1, starting at 2:00am the night of Friday, January 6.
-http://swehockey.se/Startsidesnyheter/2011/December2011/TVsJVM-tittarsiffror/

this is equal to 2266666 Canadian viewers

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12-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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This will for sure reduce the number of drop-in casual hockey fans and band wagoners. True hockey fans will still get up early enough to watch their team during holidays, not like there's a lot of work, or even any school during these times.

I thought it was funny to hear last year from our receptionist at work about some fine hockey observations on how that Russian Captain guy was extremely rude young man and had no manners (Kuznetsov last year). Also had the pizza delivery guy tell me how Canada dominated because of their ' aggressive shooting style' the year before I was like HUH? Too much Pierre McGuire maybe?

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This will for sure reduce the number of drop-in casual hockey fans and band wagoners. True hockey fans will still get up early enough to watch their team during holidays, not like there's a lot of work, or even any school during these times.

I thought it was funny to hear last year from our receptionist at work about some fine hockey observations on how that Russian Captain guy was extremely rude young man and had no manners (Kuznetsov last year). Also had the pizza delivery guy tell me how Canada dominated because of their ' aggressive shooting style' the year before I was like HUH? Too much Pierre McGuire maybe?
I recall that the crowds in Calgary took offense to Kuzya's post-goal celebrations, and thereafter booed him every time he stepped on the ice. Not as badly as the Vancouver fans booed Jack Johnson of the US in 2006, however.

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2:30 am for those of us in mountain time? Yayyy
That is just the best time! Love when the tournament is in NA then most of our games start at that time. There is something special to stay up at night to see! I'm still in school though so I'm on christmas break at that time, might () be different if you work

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12-02-2012, 05:39 PM
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That's the spirit! It shouldn't be about fair competition, just piling up cash money. Ideally, the tournament should be limited to two teams: Canada and the United States (based on the premise that if Canada is in the tournament, there would have to be at least one other team so that they could actually play games). That way there would be no time zone issues, and Canadian fans wouldn't have to stay up late or get up early to watch live action. Its downright criminal for the IIHF to allow European teams to enter the tournament, thereby interfering with Canadian sleep patterns and suppressing the cash flow. I've alway said that the best thing about hockey is the love of money.
Nah, what would be the fun in that? Every Canadian knows that the WJC is all about defeating Russia. Look how highly regarded Eberle is in Canada because of that goal in 2009.

Oh, and at least Spengler Cup is at a reasonable time for North American fans.

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For those of you not from Canada I'll break down the problem here for you.

You see in our country these days.....it's wrong to tell kids no and not give them everything they want/make them feel special. Because of this...our new generation of hockey fans are "appalled" that the games are not played at a time that is convenient for them because, as you can see, the world revolves around their wants/needs and nothing else.

Please do not let the above posters who are whining about games in Russia not being on primetime here reflect on the real hockey fans of this country.

I for one will be up at 4am every game day to support Canada as I've done in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

For those Canadians who only enjoy the tourney because it's the "cool thing to do" and don't want to wake up to watch....well I say good riddance and the team doesn't need you as a fan.

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^Agreed! Time to weed out some bandwagonners.

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This is going to be fun for real. Just gonna have to wake up early and go pick up some Tim Hortons coffee and watch this tourney. Worth getting up for 4am.
I look forward to it. It will be awesome.

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Does anyone really think they won't replay the games at reasonable times? My guess is they replay the Canada games at like 6PM the same day the game was played. You have to think with no NHL they will probably replay each Canadian game a few times.

I can't speak for TSN, but NHLnetwork replayed the Subway series games like 5 times for each game because of no NHL. The game was at 6PM, then replayed at 9PM, then replayed at 2AM, then again at 11AM and again at 2 PM.

So I wouldn't worry too much about being able to see the games.
I agree.

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Some of my fondest hockey memories were waking up at like 5am on school days and watching the '97 WJC games in Geneva and then heading to school (and falling asleep in class by noon)


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Getting up in the middle of the night to watch hockey is awesome, it has kind of become a christmas/new year's tradition the recent years and I will sincerely miss it!


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Stop complaining about having to deal with it once every four years or so.

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12-02-2012, 08:31 PM
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As a guy who liked this tournament BEFORE it was popular like it is today, I'm kind of glad. It'll weed out a lot of the WJC posers.
I had no idea that there was such a thing as hockey hipsters.

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