ESPN eschewing NHL news? [Philly.com blog]

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  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley RIP Fugu

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    http://articles.philly.com/2011-06-02/sports/29613441_1_nhl-revenue-sportscenter-hockey-cities

    Atlanta sold and relocates to Winnipeg -- doesn't even make the ESPN SportsCenter Ticker, much less a story.

     
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    Holden Caulfield The Eternal Skeptic

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    I was passing through Minneapolis on Tuesday at about 2 pm, Sportscenter was on ESPN and the announcement was FOR SURE on the ticker about to be talked about. So I am not sure what this is reffering to to be honest. Although the bartender would not let us stay until the annoucement actually appeared on Sportscenter so it was possible that it switched away before they talked about the relocation, idk.
     
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    More than 20% of NHL revenue comes from Canada. It's about a third, is it not?
     
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    I remember seeing a brief blurb about it several times.
     
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    While they didn't show the announcement, it was absolutely on their ticker.
     
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    Not true, I hate ESPN as much as the next hockey fan (kidding!), but the day it went down they had it promininently displayed on their ticker, and it was number three or thereabouts on their lead stories. Plus PTI gave the story some billing, too, probably number 5 on their list.
     
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    They did mention it. However, about the only thing they've been talking about is the move and the Burrows bite.
     
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    Frankly, this isn't even the kind of thing ESPN gives heavy coverage to, anyway. It's not like they treated the Sonics or Hornets moves this past decade with any more coverage than this, SportsCenter is generally not in the business of covering, well, business. Shows like PTI and ATH have more leeway to discuss whatever, but the general truth is that ESPN has little use for news that doesn't affect what's happening on the field.

    For example, the Vikings seem to have finally resolved their decade long stadium fight likely ensuring the team's survival in Minnesota. This was probably the biggest actual NFL story in the past month, and yet it's gotten precious little coverage on the ticker and on SportsCenter. Why? Because it's the Entertainment Sports Programming Network and not the Business Sports Programming Network.
     
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    There was a story all day tues and wed on ESPN's "top stories" bar on ESPN.Com.

    I checked this both on a Canadian internet connection (home) and a USA connection (work).

    I don't really know how proxy's work but I do believe ESPN recognizes where your from and crafts the website to your location. Could be wrong on that..
     
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    I was watching the announcement live on my computer with ESPN on my TV and I didn't see ESPN mention it at all let alone put it on their ticker. I was specifically looking for it, too.
     
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    It was there. Sometimes you have to wait forever for these things though. Depends when you looked, because I didn't see it on there until either right before the announcement, but it was for sure there afterward.
     
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    I removed that blurb before it becomes gospel. He even mentions in that line that he's basically guessing, probably the number of teams Canada represents. Really bad, from a writing perspective.

     
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    Seems several members did see the story aired, so let's shut this down as a writer having a bad hair day.
     
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