Hockey Day in America

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  1. LadyStanley

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    Hockey Day in US gets title sponsor

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    Nice coup for the NHL: McDonald’s will be the title sponsor for Hockey Day In America.


    And USA Hockey.
     
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    Appropriate.
     
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    I always laugh when fast food chains sponsor athletic events
     
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    This actually sounds really cool. It should be great exposure for both the NHL and hockey in general. Also, it's particularly well-played on a Sunday just after the Super Bowl when football fans are in that off-season dry spell.
     
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    Yeah... no demand for NHL on American TV, eh?.. hehehe...
     
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    Interesting timing of this announcement-so soon after the confirmed Comcast NBC merger.


    Good to see the US getting a "Hockey Day In USA"-I'll be interested to see the numbers, as pointed out, it's great timing: after the Superbowl, and Spring training not for another month.
     
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    You're enjoying this aren't you? ;)

    I suppose you have a bag of "I told you so's" handy? :naughty:
     
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    Love it. I've missed Hockey Day in Canada since I moved out of Canada. Can't wait for this.
     
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    Other than OTA national TV, there's been an US celebration for 3-4 years for hockey one weekend in February.
     
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    AllByDesign Who's this ABD guy??

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    Yeah... I have a whole stock room full of them. I had been saving them up to use on my MRS. ABD... but .... well you know how that goes. :laugh:
     
  13. Nice to see games from Minnesota and Buffalo among the early games.
     
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    Is that booze or sports?
     
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    I can't wait to see the ratings on this....it will be Message Board Fuel for the next 5 years!!!
     
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    I guess not, what with their plan to somehow cram 4 NHL games into 6 hours... Don't games normally take 2.5 hours each?? :sarcasm: Congratulations America, on your first (almost) NHL doubleheader on network TV! :)

    Me, I'm just waiting for the day when NBC shows ONE freaking game again... Every time a weekend game is listed on the schedule I flip on my one American channel that carries hockey, to no avail! :banghead:
     
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    I'm sure it's somewhere in all of the releases, but first game is a regional broadcast. Second is Pens-Hawks. Then Versus will carry the Heritage Classic. Nine hours of hockey on the NBC family of networks.
     
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    I like how it looks like none of these games will interfere with the Heritage Classic.
     
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    I wish they would have a West Coast game.
     
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    the heritage classic will be aired at 6 on VS
     
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    Hockey Day in the Eastern Half of America wouldn't have fit on the screen, so they shortened it and hoped people like you wouldn't notice.
     
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    They could've had a LA-ANA regional west coast game.
     
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    Would West Coast fans like their game to start at 9:30 local time?
     
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    Good point.

    Maybe tape delay?
     
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    Tape delay in this age of the internet is literally pointless.
     

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