1st Round Of The Draft, Televized In the States This Year???

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  1. Bryanbryoil

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    Last year VS dropped the ball IMO by not covering the draft. Any idea if it'll be televised this year in the States and if so, by who???
     
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    #1) VS did cover the draft, I BBQ'd a pork shoulder it was quite nice.

    #2) The first round will be broadcast in full on Friday night. The 2nd day (Sat.) will be available online.

    -fullmetalninja
     
  3. Not sure if the NHL network is available in the States but if any of you can get it starting at 10 am ES they will have have the rest of the round live.
     
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    BAH, the draft should be a Saturday morning thing!:p:
     
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    i hope it gets broadcasted in norway:sarcasm:


    if anyone knows anywhere you can watch the first round online please tell me. i would love to watch it:cry:
     
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    IIRC it has been available for streaming on the internet. Can't remember what page or where. Could it have been ESPN, TSN, RDS or maybe NHL.com?
     
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    It was definately televised last year. I watched it on VS. But only the first round. Would love it if they covered the whole thing.
     
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    Last year VS covered the first round (well, the first 29 picks, they cut out before the 30th) and they're doing the same this year.
     
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    Whew I red 7 AM at first I was like omfg let me sleep!
     
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    Yeah they cut from Bob Mackenzie in midsentence.
     
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    7pm start really sucks if your a European fan like me, thats a Midnight or 1am start :(
     
  14. I am not sure but my best guess would be TSN will air it live on their site.
     
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    isnt that available for people in canada only??
     
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    Do you not have Tivo in Scotland? C'mon lad, take a few steps into this century :). You could go to bed, wake up in the morning and watch the draft over a nice plate of Haggis!

    -fullmetalninja
     
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    LMAO :D

    Well we have our own Tivo equivalent, Sky+....... but thats cheating imo ;)

    I really like the draft, just dont like the idea of watching it while half asleep thats all :D
     
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    no kidding, yet another dumb scheduling move.imo

    i wonder what the logic is in changing it from saturday morning.
     
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    Logic?

    This is the NHL we're talking about...
     
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    The logic is simple.... ratings are higher in the evenings than on a Saturday morning. Any regular US sports fan might flip through it at night, decide it's somewhat more entertaining than a boring baseball game between KC and Tampa Bay, and get hooked on hockey (at least that's the hope). Guaranteed the casual sports fan won't be doing that on a Saturday morning.

    Ratings and exposure my friends.... every tiny bit helps!!!!
     
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    NHL should take a page from MLB. Right now on MLB.com you can watch a draft preview show, something the NHL could IMO, and maybe even have it on versus the week preceding the draft.
     
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    Actually isnt the NFL considering doing something similar, moving its 1st round into Prime-Time on the Friday night? Sure that was being rumoured just after they had their draft.
     
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    why are they so big on putting games on saturday morning if your logic holds true? seems like a contradiction to me. I guess we'll wait and see, but i wouldn't be surprised if the rating are less than in previous years.
     
  24. I do not know, good question.

    Anybody know if only people in Canada can watch the draft on TSN broadband.

    If so I am sure NHL.com will have a feed from tsn or maybe versus.
     
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    Yep. Not to mention it starts at 4:00 on the Westcoast. So anybody in the west that has a job will miss at least the first few picks.

    It's just another poor decision by a league that seems to specialize in them.
     

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