Did OLN and the NHL kiss off the west coast?

Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by A Good Flying Bird*, Dec 1, 2005.

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  1. Why are all the OLN games on the east coast?
    I think the furthest west they've gone is Detroit.

    For the most part, OLN seems stuck in NY/Philly/Pitts/Boston.

    Why not show us SJ? LA? Dallas? Colorado? Minnesota?

    And why, oh why, are they limiting themselves to one or two games a week.
    Are survivor reruns much better for ratings?

    And what happened to the games every Monday and Tuesday?

    What's wrong with these guys?
     
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    personaly i know its good for a team to be on oln for the national tv coverage, but be thankful that ur team isnt on oln im a flyers fan and i cant stand the announcers that oln has ill take jim jackson and coasty's corner everytime...of course if u r a fan of an out of town team id be pissed to but thats why i got center ice...from 7-1 everynight thats whats on
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, until I found out St. Louis, San Jose, and Minnesota are on next week. I was pretty glad to hear they finally were showing a doubleheader, instead of showing the same game back to back.
     
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    OLN should have signed a better deal and allowed some flexable scheduling. St. Louis is on like 8 more times including a season ending snozefest with Chicago
     
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    You've got some nerve!
     
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    Haha, yeah.. apparently this guy didn't take a look at the schedual. Lots of Western teams airing, and double headers are awesome.
     
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    With so many surprises this season, it was not far off at the beginning of the season to think that maybe teams like Chicago and St Louis could be fighting for a playoff spot by the end of the season. If they are then that will be an exciting game.

    If they arent in the playoff picture then it will be fun to watch a game between old rivals with a ton of talented young players that will have something to prove.
     
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    Exactly! However, I see the Hawks sneaking into the playoffs with their play as of late.
     
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    OLN loves the Flyers, Rangers, and Penguins.

    John Davidson is the biggest homer,, he can't even cover it up when the Rangers play. Why isn't Clement doing the games???
     
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    Everyone loves the Rangers.

    :teach:
     
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    October 24 7:00 pm ET Detroit at Columbus
    November 1 7:00 pm ET Chicago at Detroit
    December 6 10:30 pm ET Atlanta at San Jose
    December 13 8:00 pm ET Pittsburgh at St. Louis
    December 19 8:00 pm ET Dallas at Minnesota
    December 20 8:00 pm ET Colorado at Nashville
    December 26 8:00 pm ET Dallas at St. Louis
    January 2 10:30 pm ET Dallas at Los Angeles
    January 3 7:00 pm ET Minnesota at Detroit
    January 9 9:00 pm ET St. Louis at Colorado
    January 10 7:00 pm ET Detroit at Carolina
    January 16 8:00 pm ET Tampa Bay at San Jose
    January 17 8:00 pm ET New Jersey at St. Louis
    January 23 10:30 pm ET Anaheim at Los Angeles
    January 24 8:00 pm ET Phoenix at Minnesota
    January 31 9:00 pm ET Minnesota at Colorado
    February 6 10:30 pm ET Calgary at San Jose
    February 7 9:00 pm ET Chicago at Phoenix
    February 12 5:00 pm ET Colorado at Detroit
    February 28 9:00 pm ET Minnesota at Colorado
    March 5 7:00 pm ET Dallas at Chicago
    March 7 8:00 pm ET Colorado at St. Louis
    March 13 8:30 pm ET Vancouver at Dallas
    March 14 10:30 pm ET Phoenix at Los Angeles
    March 27 8:00 pm ET Detroit at St. Louis
    March 28 9:00 pm ET Anaheim at Colorado
    April 3 9:00 pm ET Chicago at Colorado
    April 17 7:00 pm ET Dallas at Detroit
    April 17 10:30 pm ET Los Angeles at San Jose
    April 18 8:30 pm ET St. Louis at Chicago
     
  13. No. I didn't look at the "schedual"

    I'm commenting on the absolute blackout of western conference games nearly two months into the season.
     
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    Why? :dunno: St. Louis is the worst team in the League, why are they going to get national coverage?
     
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    Bettman has said that OLN was at the mercy of the previously established schedule, and that next season the NHL is going to make an effort to get a lot more West Coast teams on the national broadcasts.
     


  16. I would think so. There are plenty of people in this country whose lives are so devoid of anything of significance or excitement that they schedule their mere existence around whether or not "Random Crappy Actor A" gets kicked off from "Random Lame Fake Reality Show A."
     


  17. NOT ME! :madfire: :propeller
     
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