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10-20-2003, 10:22 PM
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Has ESPN screwed hockey fans again.

I know that NHL tonight used to be on Tuesday thru Saturday, they slacked off on that last year, Now I hardly ever see it. I hate to ask but what the hell is ESPN doing?

This is only going to get worse once the NBA starts up, hockey will be pushed farther to the back burner by ESPN.

Begging the question, when is the contract with them up, WE NEED A NEW NETWORK EVEN IF IT IS LOWER PROFILE.

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10-20-2003, 10:49 PM
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i believe the contract is up this year or next year not entirely sure. There is one way to tell it is hockey season on espn they show cheerleading and fishing instead of hockey

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There is one way to tell it is hockey season on espn they show cheerleading and fishing instead of hockey
... and bowling ... and poker ...

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I think the biggest kick to the gut of the US Hockey fan is ESPN not showing the EDM/ MON Outdoor Games. Come on already...*** Gretzky is going to be playing again...in an Oilers uniform!!!! Show the Friggin' Game!!!! :mad:

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10-20-2003, 11:43 PM
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I think the biggest kick to the gut of the US Hockey fan is ESPN not showing the EDM/ MON Outdoor Games. Come on already...*** Gretzky is going to be playing again...in an Oilers uniform!!!! Show the Friggin' Game!!!! :mad:

didn't know they weren't going to show that it would have been cool to see it even if it was regular teams.

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10-21-2003, 02:38 AM
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didn't know they weren't going to show that it would have been cool to see it even if it was regular teams.

It is "regular teams". The Montreal and Edmonton Greats will play a game before the current Oilers and Habs face off. God Forbid ESPN show a game between 2 Canadian teams

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10-21-2003, 02:40 AM
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oh i have only read that it was going to be outside so i didn't know but i would still like to see it too bad

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ESPN contract expires this year, same as the CBA. They're not scheduled to show the game because their contract will have expired.

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10-21-2003, 04:17 AM
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Uh, but the outdoor game is next month...ESPN's contract will still be valid.

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It is "regular teams". The Montreal and Edmonton Greats will play a game before the current Oilers and Habs face off. God Forbid ESPN show a game between 2 Canadian teams
I think it's retarded too... they could market the hell out of that game and get non-hockey fans to watch. Plus, their contract with the NHL requires they show each team once.. this would be an easy way to get two teams out of the way.

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**** ESPN, Its time for a new network ASAP

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Damn, I feel like an idiot, thanks for the correction.

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It pissed me off when I looked for NHL tonight and saw Baseball tonight on the lineup instead.

Um, there was no fricken baseball even played yesterday!

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I suggest you guys pick up Center Ice down there in the states.

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I get center ice. But there is no recap show for the night. I wish there was.

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Originally Posted by JetRanger
I think the biggest kick to the gut of the US Hockey fan is ESPN not showing the EDM/ MON Outdoor Games. Come on already...*** Gretzky is going to be playing again...in an Oilers uniform!!!! Show the Friggin' Game!!!! :mad:
WHAT?!!?!? Now more than ever, ESPN sucks!

I wish I could get Center Ice...dang lack of money...

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10-21-2003, 10:03 AM
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I get center ice. But there is no recap show for the night. I wish there was.
Wouldn't that make the world of difference. They don't even show a game recap--Well once in a while the guy in charge of pushing the Kill button is slacking, but nothing you can count on.

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Wouldn't that make the world of difference. They don't even show a game recap--Well once in a while the guy in charge of pushing the Kill button is slacking, but nothing you can count on.

If they had that, it would definately make center ice a must have. And speaking of the guy with the kill button.

I hate it when they cover games that they are in an area where have to blackout even the commercials. I always feel like I am missing something.

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I wouldn't mind getting a lesser profile network....like a TNT or something?? Maybe...

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I hate to ask but what the hell is ESPN doing?

Increasing interest in Center Ice. They did that for me. And I am a better man for it.

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However no one is stopping Bettman from expanding his horizons when the contract is up. NBC, TBS, UPN, FX, even Spike TV. If they went on TBS or TNT though, the Atlanta Thrashers would become the Anaheim Mighty Ducks of today. Getting national TV exposure simply because they are a brainchild of the people running the network.

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It pissed me off when I looked for NHL tonight and saw Baseball tonight on the lineup instead.

Um, there was no fricken baseball even played yesterday!
They show NFL tonight year round. I checked ESPN's website three weeks ago and they said that NHL tonight will be on 5 times a week. Anyone could have seen the drop in NHL tonight coming after seeing this article because last year they said that hockey would not be cutout or lose broadcasts to the NBA and then 2 days later cut 30 games off the schedule.

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Increasing interest in Center Ice. They did that for me. And I am a better man for it.

hahahaha..... Now that's funny *****. True, but very funny.

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They make shows like that new 'football drama' and play the hell out of it but don't have time for a 30 minute hockey show.

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