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01-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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What about NHL network games? If NHL network shows Rangers, does MSG black it out then?
yes, either that, or MSG doesn't offer it....

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Time Warner San Diego just told me they were "98% sure" that the price was $49.99, but to check back in a couple of days to confirm. I might consider it at that price.

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Just got off of chat with Bell and the price will be $50.48 (2 payments of $25.24) for the shortened season.
That would be quite civilized.

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.

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Still, $50 sounds very tempting...I will probably bite. I think we will all be watching hockey more than usual since shortened season and we all miss it so much.

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.
last year the 2nd half was $109 atleast in Canada and $250 for the season

hey atleast we get cheaper NFL Sunday ticket

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2/3 off for the important half++ of the season, plus the playoffs, seems pretty reasonable, to me.

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.
It's technically 58% of a season.

Personally, I think it's just about right. I'm hoping for a similar price in Canada from Rogers. Last year I paid $207 plus tax.

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.
Not to mention all the games you won't get, which is like 148 games of good quality opponents facing off against each other, and that doesn't include your regional team schedule. I hope for a day when blackouts will be a thing of the past, and the argument of "I'm getting rid of cable or dish" will be valued to sports fans as it is to other people.

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.
That's a rather large discount, no?

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Not to mention all the games you won't get, which is like 148 games of good quality opponents facing off against each other, and that doesn't include your regional team schedule. I hope for a day when blackouts will be a thing of the past, and the argument of "I'm getting rid of cable or dish" will be valued to sports fans as it is to other people.
Why would networks hand over millions of dollars if the games could be viewed elsewhere?

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You all know this is BS right? You get half a season for $50. Last year the whole year package was $160. Basically the NHL is offering you a $30 discount.


Time Warner normally charges $100+ for the late package and doesn't offer it this early in the season. That's at a 50% discount at worst, not a bad deal at all.

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Why would networks hand over millions of dollars if the games could be viewed elsewhere?


Why not just have the CI channel(s) synched to the NHL Network or local feed? Are viewing numbers unable to be tracked that way?

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2/3 off for the important half++ of the season, plus the playoffs, seems pretty reasonable, to me.
playoffs are free in Canada(CBC, TSN and TSN 2) and USA(NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network)

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Why would networks hand over millions of dollars if the games could be viewed elsewhere?
Maybe NHL Network should have spent the money improving themselves as a network, like HAVING OFFSEASON PROGRAMMING. I understand blackouts, but to blackout every game that's on NHL Network is really dumb, especially since GCL and NHL Network ran by the same people (I think).

As for why networks would have millions of dollars for games that could be viewed elsewhere, why does NBC offer internet streaming than? Why can't they stream the NHL Sports Network game?

As for a better question, why would I pay what the NHL is asking for when I know a lot of the games I would want to see are already on national TV. I'm a hockey fan, living in the Bay Area so I already have blacked out sharks games. As for the other games, there's no way in hell I would see a Caps/Pens game on GCL because it's blacked out.

In terms of the whole argument regarding cable and being a sports fan, it is almost like cable companies hold sports fans hostage the most. They know you'll ingest what they bring you, so there are no OPTIONS for the consumer. You pay, or shut up. I just wish there was a suitable compromise in this situation but of course there won't be.

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called my provider (cogeco) and they said they were clueless and haven't heard anything... doesn't mean it's not happening, but first time the CSR heard anything about this was me today.

NHL just make gamecenter free for the year and screw the telecom companies.

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called my provider (cogeco) and they said they were clueless and haven't heard anything... doesn't mean it's not happening, but first time the CSR heard anything about this was me today.

NHL just make gamecenter free for the year and screw the telecom companies.
Bettman confirms that the NHL CAN'T give away Center Ice

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“We have partners in that business, so we don’t have the luxury of just giving it away,” he said. “What we’re trying to do is get it to a place where we think it’s certainly a very good offer, but it’s something that the business partners … can live with.”
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/...Db_LSDJM.email

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From the NHL

Pricing for NHL Center Ice will be $49.99 for the season, if you're ordering from an inDEMAND system. For DirecTV users, it will be $59.96, broken down into four payments of $14.99. A free preview can be seen from opening night on Jan. 19 until Jan. 31.

GameCenter Live will be $49.99, streamable via your computer and various devices like Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Roku, smartphones and tablets.

Because the entirety of the NHL playoffs in the U.S. are now broadcast via NBC's networks, all subscriptions for Center Ice and GameCenter Live will include just the regular season.

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From the NHL

Pricing for NHL Center Ice will be $49.99 for the season, if you're ordering from an inDEMAND system. For DirecTV users, it will be $59.96, broken down into four payments of $14.99. A free preview can be seen from opening night on Jan. 19 until Jan. 31.

GameCenter Live will be $49.99, streamable via your computer and various devices like Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Roku, smartphones and tablets.

Because the entirety of the NHL playoffs in the U.S. are now broadcast via NBC's networks, all subscriptions for Center Ice and GameCenter Live will include just the regular season.
Is GCL a yearly subscription?

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playoffs are free in Canada(CBC, TSN and TSN 2) and USA(NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network)
Free? Does anybody really get TSN, TSN2, NBCSN, or NHL Network for free? Of your list, I am pretty sure that only CBC and NBC are free.

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Still, $50 sounds very tempting...I will probably bite. I think we will all be watching hockey more than usual since shortened season and we all miss it so much.
I'll probably not watch any, and if I do it will only be games shown on free over-the-air television.

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playoffs are free in Canada(CBC, TSN and TSN 2) and USA(NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network)
Only 2 of those channels are free...

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Saying all the games are on "free" networks is a little disingenuous as, at least in my area, you have to pay $100 a month for any cable package that includes NBCSN or the NHL Network.

I'll just get Game center Live with a UK proxy.

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Free? Does anybody really get TSN, TSN2, NBCSN, or NHL Network for free? Of your list, I am pretty sure that only CBC and NBC are free.
I had to buy the "sports package" or something like that for Verizon Fios in order to get NHL Network, which I believe costs me an extra $15-20 per month. Basically, I pay $20 each month just for NHL Network since I never watch the other channels included.

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From the NHL

Pricing for NHL Center Ice will be $49.99 for the season, if you're ordering from an inDEMAND system. For DirecTV users, it will be $59.96, broken down into four payments of $14.99. A free preview can be seen from opening night on Jan. 19 until Jan. 31.

GameCenter Live will be $49.99, streamable via your computer and various devices like Playstation 3, XBOX 360, Roku, smartphones and tablets.

Because the entirety of the NHL playoffs in the U.S. are now broadcast via NBC's networks, all subscriptions for Center Ice and GameCenter Live will include just the regular season.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...MTEyLmZyZWUiXQ..

Is this the only app for android? Does anyone know how to watch live games?

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