HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Notices

NHL spoke to Cindy about embellishing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-29-2008, 03:34 PM
  #101
Teddy Peckman
Registered User
 
Teddy Peckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sherwood Park, AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,729
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Teddy Peckman
Quote:
Originally Posted by chosen View Post
1. I think Canadiens like their hockey and watch the finals. Also the "Original 6" angle would have them tuned in.

The question is whether or not the NHL would prosper as a whole from the Rangers winning. How do the Rangers winning raise the fanbase in Canada? Furthermore, it has nothing to do with hockey becoming bigger because hockey is already king in Canada.


2. & 3. Ranger fans are everywhere, especially Florida

Precisely my point. This is about acquiring new fans.
Canadians watch every game of every series. Thats what everyone talks about here, most of us are interested in every series. I don't think it really matters here who is in, it's great if Edmonton is in here, the city is nuts, but I mean with that aside people just watch because they love the game, regardless if they are cheering for a team or not. Fanbase in Canada will be raised as long as their is a good storyline to go along with the playoff drive, it gives everyone that much mroe of a reason to tune in. The Pens and Rangers is a great example of a good series, there is a lot of anamosity there.

Teddy Peckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-29-2008, 03:54 PM
  #102
Fletch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 21,253
vCash: 500
TrappedNJ...

are you sure it was the lockout that enabled you to get season tix? I had been on a waiting list since about 1993 and didn't get tickets until Messier left. It seemed very difficult to get tix while Mess was around.

I do agree with Chosen, but if you want to measure the success of a season, and perhaps that's based on TV ratings or gate receipts, having teams like the Rangers, Wings, Chicago, Boston and a few others will yield better results than teams like Nashville, Florida, Tampa, etc. The casual hockey fan, who is the one the league is trying to convert into a die-hard hockey fan, is more inclined to watch a 'name' team (or one within his city of residence) than a small market team (exceptions being those that have name players). Then there is the non hockey fan the league wants to convert into at least a casual hockey fan - ditto on that front. A Florida/Nasville final seems like a trainwreck compared to a Rangers/Wings final from a marketing standpoint.

Fletch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-29-2008, 05:59 PM
  #103
Blueshirt Special
HFBoards Sponsor
 
Blueshirt Special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 3,094
vCash: 500
good points.

I was offered tix a couple times but they were not good seats, the summer after the lockout is when some decent seats were up for grabs. And 2 seats together!!

On the HD thing: Bettman basically said that as HD TV becomes more prevalent, they do expect more people to be able to appreciate the game. Opinions?

Blueshirt Special is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.