The playoff picture for Texas looks worse than the AHL live-streaming web feed, which itself looks worse than the early days of live television.
Can't even get a decent picture, garbage. I cld go on all day about how these B2 and internet streams just suck and are a scam of sorts in their own right.
Quite truthfully...being a minor league sports fan sucks. Your fate is almost never in your hands. The higher leagues only care about themselves. I'm not sure why I do it, other then a team exists where I live. I guess thats the only reason. And to be blunt, I really don't care what a player does after he leaves town.
Have to admit that it's times like these that make me happy that, while I'm a minor league hockey fan, I'm fortunate enough to live in a big enough market with both the NHL and AHL/ECHL. Would stink to live a way's away from an NHL team and have a minor league team be your primary, only to deal with substandard ways of following your team on the road or on games you can't attend at home (though the Wolves do air some of their home games on local TV, too).
The best way to watch is to hook a computer up with an S-Video cable to a old style tube tv. I think that thrift stores, church sales, pawn shops, and by the side of the road on garbage night is the bext place to find this technology that was at it's peak 12 years ago. But seriously, it does look the best.
The most annoying is places like Hershey and Springfield who even let you know who won the 50-50 or whose car is the dirtiest, while the game is going on. And that's always crystal clear, even on an HDTV. I think Hershey will put pictures of the guys up also after a goal. I guess they haven't realized that teams will try to "change the momentum" of the game then......
Providence has a crappy picture, but at least one of the cameras is dedicated to the AHLLive feed. Syracuse and Adirondack also have just the one camera on line, which works I guess.
The wolves are the exception to the rule, the owners must be drop dead rich or a sweetheart deal is that TV deal they got.
Well Don Levin is rumoured to be interested in owning a piece of a Seattle NHL team, so I'd imagine his pockets are pretty deep.
Anyway, I can empathize with those on here. Trying to follow my WHL team when they're on the road -hell even when they're at home!- is a challenge. Only a handful of games are televised, WHL Live (or whatever they call it) is horrible, I swear its just a guy holding a webcam, and depending where I am, picking it up on AM radio is sometimes a challenge. Thank god for facebook and twitter updates.