Start Times...Too Late?

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  1. Cityswiper

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    I understand the league is trying to avoid games overlapping. Yet, something needs to be done about these late starts. 10:35 e.t. puck drop in Anaheim/SJ & Vgk/LA? Bit much.

    What can the league do to avoid this? The obvious answer is earlier starts. But, how difficult would it be to do this?
     
  2. Todd Parchment

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    Watching from Brasil and my time zone is Eastern + 1h. Brutal.
     
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    What about your 4 430 PM PST starts, the majority of people on the west coast are still at work and will be for a few more hours. It works both ways
     
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    Exactly.

    You can't just please the East coast. The start times are fine. Obviously the teams that play out West are going to start their games around 7 just like anywhere else, I don't understand why people have a problem with that? The world doesn't revolve around the East Coast...
     
  5. Cityswiper

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    Yeah but when have there been 4 pm pst starts these playoffs? How is the league going to attract young kids and such when they gotta be in bed? It's tough.
     
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    I can see during the week you couldn't push it to early because of jobs and such but this weekend has had some weird scheduling. Games that start at 2 CDT, then a gap and 2 games overlapping and then a late game. Something definitely needs to be shifted.
     
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    My time zone in Europe is Eastern +7h. Stop complaining.
     
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    It’s all relative man, I’m used to mountain time which is Eastern -2
     
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    7 pm EST is 4 o clock in the West coast. Keep up.
     
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    I started watching hockey at 3pm and will be done watching hockey around 1:30am.

    It's the greatest day of the year.
     
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    Are those kids buying tickets to the game? Fans on the west coast attending games need time to get home from work and get to the game like normal people.
     
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    Then the western games can start at 830 eastern.
     
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    Nah. They're fine. Not everything needs catered the the East coast.
     
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    I'm 8 hours ahead of Eastern time/11 of Pacific right now. I wake up and see the third period of the West Coast games starting.

    Was better when I was in Korea, which is 13/16 hours ahead. At least then you wake up and see both East Coast and West Coast games, just in the morning.
     
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    I started watching hockey at 12 p.m. and now it's 10:30 p.m. and hockey is over for the day. I'm sad now.
     
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    Watching the Oilers might have sucked this year, but being a hockey fan in the mountain timezone is the best, 5pm early start and 8pm late start is perfect
     
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    Because 7:00-7:30 PST is perfect for West Coast fans. Everyone is at work til around 5, rush hour goes on from 3-7 or worse depending on the area, so even 7:00 is cutting it close.
     
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    It’s completely understandable for games to be at 7:30 PST on weekdays, but it’d be nice for the EST fans to at least get the weekend games at a reasonable time. I mean Pitt/Philly played at 3 EST today, why not switch those two? Have Philly-Pitt play at 7:30 EST/4:30 PST and have Vegas/LA play at 3:00 EST/noon PST. That way your latest game ends at 10:30 for any time zone instead of 1:30.
     
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    The times are fine. I’m more concerned about what idiot decided to schedule two games at the same time Saturday.
     
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    I love it only because I work mostly afternoons or nights so I like having something to watch at 10pm. I remember for the brief 4 months I lived in California 15 years ago how much I hated having no late games
     
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    i'll miss the game. its about 2 and a half hours of traffic just driving 15 miles, unfortunately
     
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    Love the mentality of the world needs to revolve around the east.

    How can the game ever grow?!?

    Do you even understand how much hockey has grown in places like California?

    Their is no shortage of hockey for eastern fans. Western fans get screwed most as the don't get to watch most eastern games. Yet ironically hey never complain. Go figure
     
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    I work midnights, so for me, yes. I've watched a period and a half of the NHL playoffs. Instead, I've watched all of the liiga playoffs and have been surprisingly fine with it.
     
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    ET +7 here, stop complaining ya'll
     

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