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In Year Three - Rogers could finally cash in with HNIC

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In Year Three - Rogers could finally cash in with HNIC

In 2015 - Rogers had 5 Canadian teams in the first round with 2 all Canadian matchups that ensured that at least 2 Canada based teams would still be alive in the second round but Calgary and Montreal were eliminated.

2016 was total darkness for Canada as none of the 7 teams made it in.

2017 sees Rogers again with 5 Canadian teams but no all Canadian matchup guaranteed as of yet. Toronto still needs a point to have a 'Battle of Ontario' with Ottawa or otherwise they would play Washington.

The difference from 2 years ago is having the Toronto market engaged in Round 1 as that will bring extra eyeballs to hockey and boost advertising rates. From Rogers viewpoint Toronto is the mother lode as Montreal fans will for the most part watch the French telecast, Ottawa has a very tiny viewer footprint and gains made in Alberta will be negated by yawns in British Columbia.

But Rogers suits must be praying that Toronto gets a point against Columbus to set up a Senators/Leafs matchup and there is a good chance Montreal will advance against the Rangers which sets up a possible Habs/Sens series or Habs/Leafs (Oh Baby!!!) In either case it means a Canadian team makes the Conference Final.

Safe to say we know who Rogers is rooting for.



In the US - NBC is rooting hard for the Blackhawks and Caps to have a long playoff life and perhaps they are fearful over Nashville and Anaheim. The other US teams they can live with depending who emerges.


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Would they not prefer the Rangers?

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You would think a Ottawa-Toronto series would go 6 or 7 games and have a few ot games.

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I'm sure Rogers is pulling for an Oiler win combined with a regulation Duck loss today to set up the Battle of Alberta too. Having 2 guaranteed Canadian based teams in round 2 will make Rogers quite happy.

This combined with a hopeful deep Raptors run where they get half the games will keep advertisers coming until the Jays pull out of thier early funk.

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In 2015 - Rogers had 5 Canadian teams in the first round with 2 all Canadian matchups that ensured that at least 2 Canada based teams would still be alive in the second round but Calgary and Montreal were eliminated.

2016 was total darkness for Canada as none of the 7 teams made it in.

2017 sees Rogers again with 5 Canadian teams but no all Canadian matchup guaranteed as of yet. Toronto still needs a point to have a 'Battle of Ontario' with Ottawa or otherwise they would play Washington.

The difference from 2 years ago is having the Toronto market engaged in Round 1 as that will bring extra eyeballs to hockey and boost advertising rates. From Rogers viewpoint Toronto is the mother lode as Montreal fans will for the most part watch the French telecast, Ottawa has a very tiny viewer footprint and gains made in Alberta will be negated by yawns in British Columbia.

But Rogers suits must be praying that Toronto gets a point against Columbus to set up a Senators/Leafs matchup and there is a good chance Montreal will advance against the Rangers which sets up a possible Habs/Sens series or Habs/Leafs (Oh Baby!!!) In either case it means a Canadian team makes the Conference Final.

Safe to say we know who Rogers is rooting for.



In the US - NBC is rooting hard for the Blackhawks and Caps to have a long playoff life and perhaps they are fearful over Nashville and Anaheim. The other US teams they can live with depending who emerges.

Yes, Rogers has to be loving the exposure and playoffs the leaf rookies have given the team this year and probably years to come. This sort of scenario is what they were hoping for when they bought the rights. If they could get a playoff year where all 7 Canadian teams get in, that would be great, but , between 5 teams and leafs making it in with rookies, and of course raptors in as well, makes for a very full acc schedule in April and possibly further, and ratings Bonanza.

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How much money will Rogers make off this?

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IMO, Rogers already cashed in by dumping Strombo.

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Would they not prefer the Rangers?
They would be happy with the Rangers but they also sense NYR will be one and done in the first round, as will Boston.

The NHL/Rogers and NBC are trying to work around 'The Dixie Chicks' scheduling issues in Ottawa and Montreal and they don't know the seedings yet.

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Rogers already won with the deal by destroying TSN.

These next few weeks are going to be bad for tsn as Rogers has the nhl playoffs with 5 Canadian teams, the blue jays and they even get half the Raptors.

What does tsn have? Ray jay johnson?

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IMO, Rogers already cashed in by dumping Strombo.
So good having Ron MacLean back.

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NBC wants Chicago vs Boston, that's the final that will get the most viewers. Roger want Toronto vs anyone.

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Connor Mcdavid's also in the playoffs this year, got to think lots of people will watch for just him.

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Rogers already won with the deal by destroying TSN.

Isn't TSN the more profitable network of the two? How is TSN destroyed?

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Tsn is not destroyed.

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In the US - NBC is rooting hard for the Blackhawks and Caps to have a long playoff life and perhaps they are fearful over Nashville and Anaheim. The other US teams they can live with depending who emerges.

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NBC wants Chicago vs Boston, that's the final that will get the most viewers. Roger want Toronto vs anyone.
NBC would like the Penguins or Capitals too and the Rangers would be great. Chicago is the only western team NBC covets. I guess the Wild would be #2. For Rogers, any team except Ottawa.

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They would be happy with the Rangers but they also sense NYR will be one and done in the first round, as will Boston.
Some in the canadian media sense that the Habs are one and done against the Rangers.

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Have to wonder if Rogers loves or hates that there are 5 different series with a Canadian team. It means they will have to produce a lot of games every night.

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Since it's confirmed to be Toronto vs Washington I wonder if NBC might want to cover it a lot more since they can now use Matthews vs Ovechkin, both were 1st overall picks, Ovechkin won the Calder and Matthews is likely to win it this year. Plus with Matthews being American might look good to them.

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I wonder if Rogers will cheap out and use the US regional feeds for some games again.

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I want to see Rogers flex their muscle as the NHL's "partner" (gag) and dictate a good portion of the playoff scheduling. They should be the ones primarily getting the preferred time slots they want, not NBC.

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I want to see Rogers flex their muscle as the NHL's "partner" (gag) and dictate a good portion of the playoff scheduling. They should be the ones primarily getting the preferred time slots they want, not NBC.
I read that Game 2 between the Senators and Bruins is this Saturday at 3:00 PM to accommodate NBC. So even though the game is being played in Ottawa they can't get a night game, however I guess that's because CBC will be showing Toronto and Washington at 7:00 PM.

Still I always wondered why Rogers doesn't have more say in the start times for the games being played in Canadian cities and NBC can choose the start times they want if it's being played in an American city.

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I read that Game 2 between the Senators and Bruins is this Saturday at 3:00 PM to accommodate NBC. So even though the game is being played in Ottawa they can't get a night game, however I guess that's because CBC will be showing Toronto and Washington at 7:00 PM.

Still I always wondered why Rogers doesn't have more say in the start times for the games being played in Canadian cities and NBC can choose the start times they want if it's being played in an American city.
For some stupid reason, it's been like this for years. A few years ago they had Habs/Rangers Game 1 East final in MTL at 12:30pm.

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In 2015 - Rogers had 5 Canadian teams in the first round with 2 all Canadian matchups that ensured that at least 2 Canada based teams would still be alive in the second round but Calgary and Montreal were eliminated.

2016 was total darkness for Canada as none of the 7 teams made it in.

2017 sees Rogers again with 5 Canadian teams but no all Canadian matchup guaranteed as of yet. Toronto still needs a point to have a 'Battle of Ontario' with Ottawa or otherwise they would play Washington.

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But Rogers suits must be praying that Toronto gets a point against Columbus to set up a Senators/Leafs matchup and there is a good chance Montreal will advance against the Rangers which sets up a possible Habs/Sens series or Habs/Leafs (Oh Baby!!!) In either case it means a Canadian team makes the Conference Final.

Safe to say we know who Rogers is rooting for.



In the US - NBC is rooting hard for the Blackhawks and Caps to have a long playoff life and perhaps they are fearful over Nashville and Anaheim. The other US teams they can live with depending who emerges.

and people ask why the rest of Canada complains about a bias towards the leafs--when I first saw that I thought it was just for leaf hockey

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I wonder if Rogers will cheap out and use the US regional feeds for some games again.
Name one network that has not only ever shown all first round series let alone produced them.

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HNIC died. Just another Sportsnet broadcast.

edit: not sure how that statement adds anything to the discussion, I just miss the old HNIC this time of year.

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