Discussion in 'Stanley Cup Playoffs' started by Cityswiper, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:17 AM.
what gave you that idea? i'm pretty sure there have been overlapping games every single day
The start times are what they are, but I thought the NHL dropped the ball yesterday. I thought it was really silly to have overlap with the MIN/WPG and CBJ/WSH series. The first game wasn’t until 3:00. Why not have the CBJ/WSH series have a noon start on NBC, then the rest of the games play at their regularly scheduled times? That way everyone can watch every single game, rather than having to flip back and forth between those two games that were on at 7-7:30.
These are the real people who should be allowed to complain. Start times should always be catered to the home crowd, national/international viewers be damned.
Why will that matter? There are already 5 teams in the pacific time zone.
i think he's talking about like having to watch your team play away games with late start times. thats not what this thread is about though so im not sure what the point of saying it was.
You do realize that there are people that are alive west of chicago, right? Also, we work and go to school, much like the people in New York and Pittsburgh.
I’m in Alberta and I have passed out during the last two Knights vs Kings games. But I am getting old now
They're not, though. Hawks Preds series in the past have always had these same 8:30pm or 9pm central time starts... Both teams are central time zone, yet they'd still start that late, and it was awful. It didn't matter that they were both central. They scheduled them to avoid the overlap with the earlier start games on the east coast.
it don't bother me
if i'm tired and a game is still going i just go to bed
People know PVRs exist and have for like a decade. Your main team you wanna watch live and discuss it with friends and family.
Why not record whatever other games you want to watch and just not come onto HF or tsn or whatever. You still get the benefit of surprise as if it was live because you didnt spoil it except you can skip commercials and intermission and it takes 75 min to watch instead of 3 hours.
I would be irate if I was a Preds ticket holder who had to be up early for work in the morning or wanted to bring kids to the game with me.
If I was still in Ontario it would be annoying but being on MST now I am absolutely loving the schedule. Barely left my room in a week, living the dream
Yeah cause what teams want is half their stadiums being empty until 7pm cause people are still getting off work.
Never going to happen and you're willingly turning a blind eye as to why.
We had a 9PM local start game go to 3 OT two years ago. Game ended at 1:15 AM local time.
Perhaps the Eastern games could start at 10 pm to allow west coast fans to get home from work?
Tell you what, have the eastern game start at 3:00 EST/12:00 PST and the western game start later.
So true, eastern games normally start at midnight and west coast at 3 am.
Minnesota always had this problem too, before this year. I think the trick is that you need to play a Canadian team, then they will give you prime time because that is where the biggest audience is.
Games are at 7-730 local time, as it should be. I guarantee you not one California or Vegas hockey fan gives a single flying **** about people on the East coast who can't watch their game until 1030 est.
Speaking from a Wild fan (and maybe most central fans in general) point of view, I can say that playoff games actually starting at 6-730 is a welcome change from when the games used to start at 830 cst in prior years.
Yea, why don't they change the East Coast games until 9:30 EST.
That way I don't miss any of those games. I mean here I am at work for another hour and then 1/2 hour drive home and the game has already started. Why can't it be convenient for me?
Yes! It's like the NHL doesn't even care that I have a red-eye to catch tonight!
They also stall the puck drop on some of those games. 8:30 becomes more like 8:55 and 9 becomes 9:20. It’s ridiculous that a Central Time Zone game doesn’t end until midnight if it doesn’t go into OT.
Ducks fan in Nova Scotia.... sucks but I deal with it. Being extremely tired for work and after a loss though really really sucks.
Ducks are usually 11pm though which is a hell of a lot better but still not great. This playoffs 1130 sucks
Yeah I'm not really sure why he wants west coast teams to start playing a at noon lol.
The games aren't starting too late. Work just starts too early.
If work is starting to interfere with your hockey life, its time to seek help.