Not even that bad out here on the west coast, just get the boys together from some post Christmas dinner beers and hockey.
Edit: Only bad thing I can think of is that the atmosphere at the arena probably won't be as good as it is for Canada games. But the Russian fans will be out in full force for the Canada vs. Russia game.
Last edited by blueschooler: 12-03-2012 at 03:49 PM.
Obviously the hockey world doesn't revolve around and needs to cater entirely to Canada, and the home team always gets to have their ideal time slot. But when you have these international tournaments I would think it would be a general common courtesy that when possible you organize your schedule so the playing teams have a favorable time slot for their home audience. And when conflicts occur you do your best to balance it out.
So looking at this schedule why couldn't they swap around the Sunday games, Slovakia vs Germany and Canada vs USA? Though I don't know exactly how the times work out, would that put Germany and Slovakia in an equally undesirable time slot?
Anyone know if NHLN in the US is airing the games?
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It's absolutely stupid to hold this tournament outside of North America when you consider revenues and who ultimately cares about the results.
I think Sweden, Russia and Finland care about the results the most, no?
Anyway, this thread is a parade of arrogance.
And yeah, afraid to shock you, but these will be the times for Olympics. Prime time in Russia (7PM) is 10AM in East coast.
What? Is it cool to be a WJC hipster now or something?
I want a many people watching this tourney as possible. Grow it!
As long as they support the team the whole time then I'm fine with it. I hate the people who don't watch much hockey and get all on Facebook saying how much Canada sucks and is a disappointment as soon as we lose one game. I support our team win or loss.
Man 11 hours!
Even the people in Sweden and Finland are gonna be hating on this year's hosts!
They too have a 5 hour difference to UFA.
Atleast 7:30 starts will be 2:30pm starts for them, but still not the best.
Think of all the Russians who have had to endure games from western Canada...
Does anyone remember doing this during the Nagano Olympics in 1998? Watching a game at 3am isn't the most ideal time but it is what it is. I have no idea how I did it then but for some reason I had no problem setting my alarm, waking up for three hours and then going back to sleep. I never did go back to sleep after the Canada/Czech game though. There is 9 hours between us (Eastern Standard time)