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  1. trueblue9441

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    they had barry melrose and ej hradek on and they were talking about marketing the game and melrose said that jerry bruckheimer has offered to the league to help promote the young stars and generate a good marketing program for the league.. has anyone else heard about this and if the nhl will go ahead with this?
     
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    That's cool. He does a great job with cinematics and could really bring some great commercials.
     
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    I remember from the late to mid-90's when NHL had a weekly highlight show in Europe (NHL Power Week), in one episode they had a story on Hollywood stars and their weekly(?) hockey game. In addition to the likes Michael J Fox, Cuba Gooding, the older brother from the Wonder years etc., there was also Jerry Bruckheimer. So he's definately a hockey fan.
     
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    A very, very, very, very rich and powerful hockey fan !!!! :bow:
     
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    Does anyone else the NHL should start running comericals at movie theaters? At least in NHL cities I bet Bruckheimer could produce a killer movie trailer for the NHL.
     
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    Didn't he offer is services to the NHL before last season and they had declined. Instead prefering to go with the My NHL models on ice reek fest!
     
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    Any efforts to market the NHL will be wasted unless games regularly appear on network TV - either CBS, ABC, NBC, or FOX to guarantee a maximized number of homes can view them, and with enough games that people can be reasonably assured of turning on their TV on a certain night and seeing a hockey game. Frankly, it would require a weekly "Hockey Night in the USA". Then promote the young stars and show them in clips demonstrating their skills. Instead of constantly teaching people about hockey like FOX tried to do, instead use the tag line "the only way to learn the game is to watch it." Hell, I learned most of the rules of hockey as a new fan at the age of 21 just by playing a freakin' Super Nintendo hockey game.

    Between increasing visibility and getting people familiar with the personalities in the game, you'd build up the fan base. Problem is, most people (especially network TV execs) won't even give hockey a chance, so they won't watch it (or broadcast it with any frequency). For some reason there's a negative stigma attached to the sport, and I blame sports broadcasters for that, because so many of the popular ones badmouth hockey while simultaneously admitting they don't understand the sport.
     
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    I forget when, but I have seen Kings commercials at Edwards Cinema's..

    Of course, they are all owned by the Anschutz empire
     
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    You can have the greatest commercials on the planet, but if your product blows, they will change the channel and go elsewhere.

    The product currently blows, if anyone hadn't noticed.
     
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    The product is just fine.
     
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    I can't for the love of life understand why they don't put games on Saturday nights on NBC, ABC, Fox or whatever. Can you honestly tell me that what they got on those nightly timeslots is better than what hockey could do.
     
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    compared to what, the clutch and grab of the 90's ?
     
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    We don't even have to go back to the 90's. How about the clutch-and-grab sludge hockey of 2003.
     
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    who would watch it?
    Saturday night TV is when people put all their junk shows and made for TV movies on.
     
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    And yet, it's still new/original programming that people watch. It's not old re-runs and informercials. Who cares if you attract dull people when you're attracting people?
     
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    This is the guy that produced Pearl Harbor.
     
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    He also produces CSI and is a huge hockey fan. If I'm Bettman, I take him up on his offer.
     
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    I was just saying that Pearl Harbor was the biggest peice of **** Ive ever seen in my life. :madfire:
     
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    Very true.:thumbd:
     
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    Clearly you guys haven't seen "Batman and Robin." ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    At least Michael Bay hasn't been named. We don't need anyone blowing up on contact when we're trying to sell legitimacy in hockey.
     
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    if they are talking about the same thing I saw last year the catch is the money involved

    the stat I saw had it being alot
     
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    Bruckheimer was a prospective owner for the Kings and Penguins, so he is definitaly a big time hockey fan.
     
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