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10-04-2012, 02:27 PM
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Hockey Night in Canada - Letting Fans Pick Games

HNIC is letting fans vote for what games they'll show on Saturdays (starting Oct. 13) during the lockout.

Vote away! http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/yourpick/

Options are:

May 10, 1979 - Boston vs. Montreal
Oct 8, 1992 - Montreal vs. Ottawa
May 25, 1994 - NY Rangers vs. New Jersey
Dec 27, 2000 - Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
May 1, 1993 - Toronto vs. Detroit

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HNIC is letting fans vote for what games they'll show on Saturdays (starting Oct. 13) during the lockout.

Vote away! http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/yourpick/

Options are:

May 10, 1979 - Boston vs. Montreal
Oct 8, 1992 - Montreal vs. Ottawa
May 25, 1994 - NY Rangers vs. New Jersey
Dec 27, 2000 - Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
May 1, 1993 - Toronto vs. Detroit
Those are all really great choices. I would suggest watching all of them on your own time, but I cast a vote for Dec. 27, 2000

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Why aren't they showing AHL like before?

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Ofcourse the one with the Leafs winning a playoff series is winning. The least interesting for me

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So we're just going to get Leafs games every Saturday...

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So we're just going to get Leafs games every Saturday...
No different from the usual.

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No different from the usual.


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I went with: May 1, 1993 - Toronto vs. Detroit. It was either that or Toronto/Pittsburgh.

I hope TSN continues on with the "great Hockey Canada games" series. Last night's WJC game brought back happy memories!

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HNIC is letting fans vote for what games they'll show on Saturdays (starting Oct. 13) during the lockout.

Vote away! http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/yourpick/

Options are:

May 10, 1979 - Boston vs. Montreal
Oct 8, 1992 - Montreal vs. Ottawa
May 25, 1994 - NY Rangers vs. New Jersey
Dec 27, 2000 - Toronto vs. Pittsburgh
May 1, 1993 - Toronto vs. Detroit
If they can simultaneously show up three different live hockey games to different regions of the country, they should be able to simultaneously show three recorded games to different regions of the country

Let Leafs Nation drool over Nikolai Borschevsky's overtime goal (did I need a spoiler tag there?), and let the rest of the country pick a game that interests them.

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Why not have regionalized coverage?

BC/cgy 94 canucks game 7 vs Calgary
Edm: great ones first cup
Wpg: selannes breaking record
Que: que vs Montreal series
Tor/ott: battle of Ontario
East coast: sid's cup win

They would get a lot more viewers that way seeing as their ratings will plummet regardless. They need all they can get.

Ratings in bc are going to be dead if its Toronto pitts

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Would love to see regular season games of Orr, Gretzky and Lemieux at their peak.

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Ratings in bc are going to be dead if its Toronto pitts
Contrary to popular belief, there are many Leaf fans in BC.

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Why not have regionalized coverage?

BC/cgy 94 canucks game 7 vs Calgary
Edm: great ones first cup
Wpg: selannes breaking record
Que: que vs Montreal series
Tor/ott: battle of Ontario
East coast: sid's cup win

They would get a lot more viewers that way seeing as their ratings will plummet regardless. They need all they can get.

Ratings in bc are going to be dead if its Toronto pitts
Selanne record breaker didn't happen on HNIC so its a no go.

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Went with the Sens return to the NHL.

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These are all the same games replayed over and over again on the NHL Network and ESPN Classic Canada. If CBC wishes to provide a different experience for fans, they should broadcast rarely-seen regular season games. The games I've been highlighting in my video series, for example, are not familiar to many viewers, nor are the results of those games. To be able to revisit such games from the 1980s and 1990s would be an extraordinary experience.

Fans are already very familiar with the "greatest games" collection. I'm sure we would all like to see something different. CBC has such a rich collection of footage in their vault; much of it is footage we will likely never see again. All CBC would have to do is research games on a site like Hockey-Reference.com:

Here's a match, for example: Vancouver @ Pittsburgh; Saturday, March 19, 1994. Pavel Bure scored twice that night. CBC can check whether they aired the game originally. If they did, why not replay it? The match features stars on both sides and would be a treat to watch. It's also obscure enough that nobody would be aware of the result prior to watching unless they were to research it beforehand. That would provide viewers with some suspense.

They would receive viewers, including myself, if they were to broadcast games in this fashion. Otherwise, why wait for their current lineup when those same games are being replayed repeatedly on the NHL Network?


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These are all the same games replayed over and over again on the NHL Network and ESPN Classic Canada. If CBC wishes to provide a different experience for fans, they should broadcast rarely-seen regular season games. The games I've been highlighting in my video series, for example, are not familiar to many viewers, nor are the results of those games. To be able to revisit such games from the 1980s and 1990s would be an extraordinary experience.

Fans are already very familiar with the "greatest games" collection. I'm sure we would all like to see something different. CBC has such a rich collection of footage in their vault; much of it is footage we will likely never see again. All CBC would have to do is research games on a site like Hockey-Reference.com:

Here's a match, for example: Vancouver @ Pittsburgh; Saturday, March 19, 1994. Pavel Bure scored twice that night. CBC can check whether they aired the game originally. If they did, why not replay it? The match features stars on both sides and would be a treat to watch. It's also obscure enough that nobody would be aware of the result prior to watching unless they were to research it beforehand. That would provide viewers with some suspense.

They would receive viewers, including myself, if they were to broadcast games in this fashion. Otherwise, why wait for their current lineup when those same games are being replayed repeatedly on the NHL Network?
A lot of people don't have the NHL network - the games they've chosen are obviously to appeal to as wide an audience as possible - this is why 4 of 5 games have Toronto or Montreal in them. Even if the games are tired to some, they'll probably get more viewers overall than with more obscure games.

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Ofcourse the one with the Leafs winning a playoff series is winning. The least interesting for me
When was the last time Winnipeg won a playoff series again? 1987?

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When was the last time Winnipeg won a playoff series again? 1987?
That would be 1 out of the last 10 seasons how many have leafs won in the last ten seasons?

Selanne's breaking Bossy's record game was not on HNIC IIRC

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That would be 1 out of the last 10 seasons how many have leafs won in the last ten seasons?

Selanne's breaking Bossy's record game was not on HNIC IIRC
4 times.

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sens return to the NHL, because i'd really love to have a recording of that game.


i do think this is a good model for HNIC ratings - wise, it gets fans interested in the game before the game plays, which would be otherwise tough considering that no-one really wants to watch old nhl games right now, what they want is new ones.

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That would be 1 out of the last 10 seasons how many have leafs won in the last ten seasons?

Selanne's breaking Bossy's record game was not on HNIC IIRC
For us Jets fans - I would suggest they replay game 4 of the 1990 Smythe Division Semi-Final against the Oilers that saw Dave Ellet score the OT winner which put the Jets up 3 games to 1.

The old barn literally shook.

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Id love to see some classic Toronto and Montreal games.
Or those Toronto vs Detroit games in the late 80's with Probert, Kocur and Clark.

Or Boston and Montreal when Cherry was coach.


Or Edmonton during the dynasty.

Or the broad street bullies beating everything to a pulp in the mid 70's.


Lots to choose from!


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For a recent one, how about the Pitty and Philly series from this spring that had everyone watching. I swear after that series I only payed attention to make sure Vancouver and San Jose were knocked out. Once they of course were, I was done.

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Why aren't they showing AHL like before?
I don't believe they did. At least not during the HNIC time slot.

HNIC became Movie Night in Canada.

I know they can't just up and buy the rights, but I would love it if the CBC started pushing the CHL on a national level. If they corroborated from the start they could dictate the schedule and make sure the Saturday night games are all good matchups and they're not stuck showing Barrie @ Mississauga or Val'Dor @ Baie Comeau. They could make sure the get game like Kitchener @ London, Oshawa @ Peterborough, Halifax @ Quebec or Calgary @ Edmonton.

If the CBC made a genuine effort I believe they could turn the CHL into a viable national TV product (by CBC standards of course). I am hopeful that when CTV buys the NHL rights soon enough that the CBC starts to really run with the CHL.

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Am I only one who thinks watching old reruns of hockey games is pathetic?

Why not do something else?

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I don't believe they did. At least not during the HNIC time slot.

HNIC became Movie Night in Canada.

I know they can't just up and buy the rights, but I would love it if the CBC started pushing the CHL on a national level. If they corroborated from the start they could dictate the schedule and make sure the Saturday night games are all good matchups and they're not stuck showing Barrie @ Mississauga or Val'Dor @ Baie Comeau. They could make sure the get game like Kitchener @ London, Oshawa @ Peterborough, Halifax @ Quebec or Calgary @ Edmonton.

If the CBC made a genuine effort I believe they could turn the CHL into a viable national TV product (by CBC standards of course). I am hopeful that when CTV buys the NHL rights soon enough that the CBC starts to really run with the CHL.
You might like Sportsnet does on Friday nights?

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