Next In Line For NHL Games?

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  1. DaBadGuy7

    DaBadGuy7 Registered User

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    Now With Either ESPN or Comcast getting NHL Games, If the NHL decides to go after one more cable network which one would be most ideal?
     
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    Turner would be the next best, in fact, Turner would be better than OLN, IMO.
     
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    well, one can't forget, NBC and USA Network are now all under the same corporate umbrella. they may be the dark-horse. no way on FX.
     
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    Spike.. they're relatively small, and the tough/rough sport that hockey is would fit well on their network. Smaller companies tend to dick you around less, and you're their #1 or #2 deal. As with ESPN, the NHL is like #6-#10. lol
     
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    Considering how well regarded Turner Sports is in the quality of their broadcasts, they'd be the perfect network for the NHL. TNT and TBS have a very high penetration in the cable market. They've got some inhouse talent that could do some of the games (although I don't think all of America would want to hear Skip Carey and Pete Van Wieren call an NHL game [they used to do Flames broadcasts back in the 1970s]), including the Thrashers' broadcast team, some of whom have worked with ESPN's hockey coverage.
     
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    Only if they put it on TBS and not TNT, which I don't get. I also don't want to see Atlanta Thrashers games every time. I voted Fox because I get it.
     
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    Turner, this isn't even close.
     
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    You will be assimilated :p:

    Actually with the new ownership group, Turner is no longer has any ownership of the team. The Thrashers main cable association is with Turner South though.
     
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    Problem with Turner is they will showcase basketball over hockey. I guess I would go with Spike, just cause it seems to fit their market.
     
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    I agree with Spike TV. Their tough guy image is perfect for hockey. I'd love to see a Saturday night hockey game every week.

    Better yet, maybe they could get Don Cherry? He'd be kinda cool on Spike...

    Would NHL even contemplate doing a secondary deal? I really hope so.
     
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    My vote goes to Spike, as has been mentioned it would fit with their image and they could fit in plenty of hockey games (just don't lose MXC and we're cool!)
     
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    In Gary Bettman's new NHL, perhaps the Oxygen network would be the best choice.
     
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    :D


    That or Telemundo.
     
  14. Watching a hockey game and have it followed by MXC would be awesome. :yo:
     
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