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

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12-02-2012, 08:41 PM
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With the next two Olympics in Sochi and Pyeongchang, this will become common for the Canadian national team.

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12-02-2012, 09:14 PM
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Life is too short and you can sleep after you're dead. Get up early, when everyone else is asleep, have a nice breakfast and coffee and enjoy the tournament. Just be kind enough to keep your yelling to a minimum so you don't wake everyone else up.

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12-03-2012, 09:40 AM
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Life is too short and you can sleep after you're dead. Get up early, when everyone else is asleep, have a nice breakfast and coffee and enjoy the tournament. Just be kind enough to keep your yelling to a minimum so you don't wake everyone else up.
Well said. When told to slow down because she was doing too much for a woman in her 80's, my grandmother said, "I'll have plenty of time to rest when I'm dead."

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12-03-2012, 12:14 PM
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How is this something to whine about? I've missed the European hosted tournaments! It comes to Canada, or Canada Jr (Grand Forks/Buffalo) WAY too often now. Almighty dollar I guess.

I'm just torn because this is the first middle of the night WJC since I've acquired a PVR...do I kick it old school and get up at 4am or just PVR it and watch when I get up? So torn. Sleep is so damn good. There was always something special about walking around a dark quiet house in the middle of the night, getting ready to watch a big hockey game. My parents thought I was nuts.

Also, anybody who is whining about a middle of the night WJC, if you love it, it shouldn't matter at all.

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12-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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Unless you are Swedish, Europeans don't care about this tournament. (And I'm speaking in general, not people on this forum.)

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12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
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Unless you are Swedish, Europeans don't care about this tournament. (And I'm speaking in general, not people on this forum.)
Swedes wouldn't care much either if they didn't have good juniors currently. A couple of so-and-so age groups for a couple of years and no medal games, let's see the ratings then.

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12-03-2012, 01:27 PM
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Mountain time guy here. Will be staying up... More then likely after a number of Xmas beers, to watch at 2am.

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12-03-2012, 01:44 PM
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Life is too short and you can sleep after you're dead. Get up early, when everyone else is asleep, have a nice breakfast and coffee and enjoy the tournament. Just be kind enough to keep your yelling to a minimum so you don't wake everyone else up.


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12-03-2012, 01:45 PM
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xmas, night and wjc. can it be better? i think not.

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Been a while since I've stayed up past 4am my body is ready.

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12-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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I actually like these kind of games personally. I am also going to be on my winter break from UNI so it might be different then people who have to wake up for work the next day !

There will be reruns though.

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12-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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Since I'll be off work with back surgery, during that time, I can just PVR it and watch it as soon as I get up, avoiding the issue of having someone on the radio/at work/etc. spoil the news before a 4pm replay.

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12-03-2012, 02:06 PM
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There's a certain sentiment about watching games live, even if they are airing in what can only be defined as middle of the night (EST), so I will engage in this activity for at least one of the games. I will probably end up watching PVR recorded games at my friends house and for those doing the same, you have to remember to stay away from all forms of media because the games aren't nearly as entertaining when you know the outcome.

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Hopefully I don't sound too hipster....

TSN has really turned the World Juniors into a mainstream event in Canada, where people who rarely watch hockey are getting emotionally involved in games.

Personally, I liked it a lot better when only hockey fans watched, Paul Romanuk was the announcer, and the games were in the morning (not as early as 4:30 am though)

There was nothing better than waking up as a kid on Christmas break and watching good hockey.

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12-03-2012, 02:10 PM
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I'm off work from the 28th til the 5th, so catching the 1am games won't be a concern for me. If not I'll PVR and watch in the morning.

I watched a lot of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and those matches were starting after 1am PST, so I'm well prepared!

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12-03-2012, 02:10 PM
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I work night shifts, i know I won't have to work Christmas night and Boxing day night so I should be able to at least watch the Finland game live. This is going to stink for me.

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12-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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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...
Wow, you need to relax. It's just weird that other teams get at least one reasonable time like 9 am (some get two) and Canada doesn't have one

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12-03-2012, 02:18 PM
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I wouldn't call it a buzz kill. I actually look forward to waking up early (or staying up late) cracking a beer with family and friends, and enjoying some quality hockey. If I was working I'm sure it'd be a different story, but hey, that's what PVRs and complete social isolation are for, right?

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Hopefully I don't sound too hipster....

TSN has really turned the World Juniors into a mainstream event in Canada, where people who rarely watch hockey are getting emotionally involved in games.

Personally, I liked it a lot better when only hockey fans watched, Paul Romanuk was the announcer, and the games were in the morning (not as early as 4:30 am though)

There was nothing better than waking up as a kid on Christmas break and watching good hockey.
sounds pretty hipster

But I must say I do get a little annoyed when people who normally give no craps about hockey suddenly become fanatics during a short tournament. But, that's always the case for international tournaments, its easier to identify with everyone else that way (I'm guilty of the same during the World Cup, I temporarily become a Canadian of Brazilian decent haha). However, I do like what TSN has done with the tournament, it does get a lot more people involved and makes the whole atmosphere better. Most of the games occur in the middle of the night for me, but some games (like this first Canada v Russia game) is at 9am, I'm sure I will find a bar/pub somewhere in my city that will be open for business and full of team Canada fans like myself.

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12-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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Wow, you need to relax. It's just weird that other teams get at least one reasonable time like 9 am (some get two) and Canada doesn't have one
They do vs. Russia.

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I will still watch the games, I have no problem getting up or staying up for 4 am but it won't be the same. I like to have a bunch of ppl over and party and make an event out of it.

Went on vacation last year and missed most of the tourney..... should have waited for this damn year.

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Atlantic Standard time here, I'm going to be completely exhausted during the days.

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12-03-2012, 02:32 PM
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I think they want to maintain this tournament as a truly international tournament, not just the "TSN Cup" which it essentially becomes if its in Canada every year.

For viewing this, due to work I likely won't be watching these live, and viewing it on tape delay never is the same. It's still a habit to check the web for sports stuff, look at facebook etc. and someway somehow it'll be spoiled for me. I really have to work to shut out the sports world when watching these on delay.

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PVR for the less competitive games (Canada vs. Germany, sorry Germany, ) and absolutely staying up to watch Canada play Russia and the US!

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PVR -> Wake Up -> Watch (get to skip commercials/intermissions)

Doesn't sound too bad to me, just don't check the internet/sports channels/radio beforehand and you're good to go.

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