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NHL Network ramping up for season opening

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01-11-2013, 11:17 PM
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NHL Network ramping up for season opening

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=649880

Starting with previews on Sunday, other original programming.

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01-12-2013, 12:20 PM
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so I can't watch anymore reruns of the playoffs



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Might be a reason to actually turn it on every once in a while now.

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Thank God

I am sick of that reality series following that american youth team and WJC reruns

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All the old playoff hockey made me sick

I was hoping they showed some of their old programing like classic series and frozen in time instead

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The NHL Network is the master of ramping up. They're always ramping up for something because they never do anything.

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all this complaining..

I'm pretty excited. No other network here is gonna have NHL live or preview shows.

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Oh, so now they finally woke up.

**** them all.

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NHLN is great during the season, but absolutely painful during the offseason.

I cancelled my subscription when the lockout was announced because it was obvious there would be nothing worth watching. They really need to at least show historic games on a more regular basis, or something.

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all this complaining..

I'm pretty excited. No other network here is gonna have NHL live or preview shows.
It's more whatever my cable pays for it it's too much. "Lockout is over. NHL Network shows WJC reruns." ESPN gave it more coverage. If they cannot afford to cover their main core product when absolutely nothing outside a tournament in Russia is going in, they fail one of the most basic and fundamental requirements of a TV network.

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NHLN is great during the season, but absolutely painful during the offseason.

I cancelled my subscription when the lockout was announced because it was obvious there would be nothing worth watching. They really need to at least show historic games on a more regular basis, or something.
WHEN WAS the last time ESPN Showed a historic game when it covered the sport, tarheel, ever think why NHL Network can't? it's because they have to buy the rights to it, or those teams that already have their own internal tv deals already owned and showed them on their network, including games that were originally network games that the original network was blocked from carrying live due to NBC or NBCSN rights fees/restrictions.

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The NHL Network still needs to upgrade to HD in Canada. They have been broadcasting in standard definition for the past several years while other stations have already made HD a requirement.

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WHEN WAS the last time ESPN Showed a historic game when it covered the sport, tarheel, ever think why NHL Network can't? it's because they have to buy the rights to it, or those teams that already have their own internal tv deals already owned and showed them on their network, including games that were originally network games that the original network was blocked from carrying live due to NBC or NBCSN rights fees/restrictions.
ESPN is a completely different entity than the NHL Network or any of the other league channels.

MLB Network is showing its next historic game in 3 hours... as part of a "20 greatest games ever" countdown. That's a comparable.

Frankly, cost is not a good enough excuse. They'd have more money to invest in the network if it had been showing live games since October. The fact that they couldn't deliver is their problem to figure out, not my problem to tolerate.

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The NHL Network still needs to upgrade to HD in Canada. They have been broadcasting in standard definition for the past several years while other stations have already made HD a requirement.
I agree with you there. I completely forget the channel exists for long stretches at a time because I stick to the HD channels. It's a pretty useless channel in Canada really. They never air any kind of live games, and if you want up to date hockey news, TSN and Sportsnet are much better options. I thought it was pathetic that when the news of the agreement came down Sunday morning the NHL network was just airing some old Montreal playoff game. It's not like anything important NHL wise was occuring.

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Did NHL Network hire anyone new?

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