Mexico Elite Hockey League

Discussion in 'Hockey Talk by Country' started by otthockeyfan, May 15, 2007.

  1. BladesofSTEELwFIRE

    BladesofSTEELwFIRE Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, you live in the biggest city and one of the biggest cities on earth! Your profile says you live in Mexico City which is HUGE and by far the biggest city in Mexico.
     
  2. varsaku

    varsaku Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    United States
    Have they added NHL games to Mexican Networks yet?


    I feel the NHL is so narrow minded and focuses so much on just a few markets at growing the sport. They are the only league out of the big leagues that do nothing to grow outside of Canada/USA :rant:. It looks like there is some real potential in Mexico that the NHL doesn't seem to realize.
     
  3. EvilDead

    EvilDead Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Everywhere
    I think that they are just hesitant due to the mixed success they have had trying to make hockey popular in the southern US. But yeah, the NHL is missing out on a real opportunity and the least they should do is try and get a TV deal in Mexico so they can expand the fan base in North America.
     
  4. El Gato Bodegero

    El Gato Bodegero Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mexico City
    The NHL have a TV deal with SKY and they cover 7 games a week, 1 game each day. Most of the time they choose some great games. For example this week it was Kings vs Capitals, Blackhawks vs Rangers, Kings vs Blues, Flyers vs Canadiens etc etc

    I noticed that they transmit almost the entire NHL Playoffs. I don't have Sky but a cousin has the service and when its the playoffs they always broadcast the games.

    I've been to sports bars and restaurants and to my surprise many places broadcast the NHL Playoffs and people do watch it. I think it is because of the intensity of the games, level of gameplay and everyone skating so hard etc etc..

    All regular season games are broadcast in English with the Home TV feed. In Playoff games its NBC I think.
     
  5. El Gato Bodegero

    El Gato Bodegero Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mexico City
    That post was 8 years old, time goes by so fast. I moved to Mexico City 4 years ago. But the city is really HUGE and like any big city I've noticed that there's more NHL followers than what I taught.

    The NHL should have a word with the NFL to learn how to do it because the NFL fan base here is enormous and probably bigger than most us cities. In such short time Football surpassed baseball :amazed:
     
  6. LetsGoIslanders

    LetsGoIslanders Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,707
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    NYC
    My family almost moved from Connecticut to Mexico City in 1994. Instead, we went to Atlanta.

    I love going to Mexico City on business. It's safe, clean, and has great food and culture. One of the most interesting statistics is that 1 of 6 of its residents earn more than $90k USD per year -- which is why we have offices there.

    I've decided that on my next trip I'm going to extend it to a weekend. I want to visit Puebla and Toluca.

    I just want to figure out how I can finagle my way to Guanajuato.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
  7. MexicoRon

    MexicoRon Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    The growth on the women's side is tremendous. Also, some kids are starting to trickle onto junior teams in Canada and the U.S. Growing the game in Mexico would be fantastic, at least exhibition games should be explored in Mexico City. Long overdue.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"