NHL To have Brand New NBCSports.com Pregame Show

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  1. Stevedude530

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    Kudos to NBC for this idea, similar to what's done for Notre Dame football.

    What will happen is, at 1:30 PM ET, 30 Minutes before The NHL On NBC debuts (BOS vs. NYR, PIT vs. PHI, LA vs. STL, 2PM ET) NBCSports.com will air a half-hour, broadband-only pregame show called "NHL On NBC Faceoff", which will originate from The Rink at 30 Rock in New York City, with studio host Bill Clement, and analysts Ray Ferraro and Brett Hull breaking down the upcoming action, in addition to reports from the game sites.

    It's going to be very interesting. Again, good on NBC for the attempt. They will be doing this before every date they have coverage.
     
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    Still kind of disappointing they don't do the pregame show on the actual NBC station 30 minutes before the game, but its better than nothing I guess.
     
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    Kudos to NBC for a step in the right direction!
     
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    I think they did some intermission stuff from there last season, I remember they had Messier once. They talked about a youth hockey team he was involved in, did some demonstrations of something or other, it was pretty good.
     
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    Very very good idea
     
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    Too bad the first weekend has to be competing against NFL playoff games- not great timing at all. Oh well, looks at least like they are trying at least somewhat to promote their games which can only be seen as a plus.
     
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    Playoffs don't start till 4. NBC starts at 2, in an attempt to draw people in and skip the first hour of the games.
     
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    Not to sound real negative, but how many average Joe blows six-packs are going to miss the whole first hour of a football playoff game- not in the States anyway. We shall see- maybe there will be a little spillover.
     
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    The Ravens/Colts game starts at 4:30. NHL games rarely go past 2 and a half hours nowadays so it's not going to matter. I'll be watching Rangers/Bruins and then turning over to the start of the football game once it's over.
     
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    Besides, Baltimore and Indy aren't NHL markets (Technically for BAL) so it won't be much extra audience to gain from either.

    What would be a great idea would be to air it online and in the 6 markets the game is airing on, because fans who watch their FSN pregame or whatever would watch that too.
     
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    Does anybody know what region what game is going to?

    I'm near San Jose, so I assume I'm getting LA/St.Louis. Very unfortunate because I want to see my Pens.
     
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    I looked around on the site and didn't see a coverage map. Maybe closer to Saturday they'll put one up. :dunno:
     
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    I reckon there will be a new graphics package aswell to fit the redesign of the NBC Sports to that black scheme they started with Sunday Night Football.
     
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    Actually, 60% of the country will be seeing Pittsburgh-Philly. They want most of the US to see Crosby, so I wouldn't be surprised if you got that one.

    In fact, I wouldn't be shocked if LA-STL wasn't aired anywhere outside SoCal and Missouri.
     
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    Thank god.

    And I wish CI was my friend, but right now, it's not.
     
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    its a free preview week.
     
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    Yea!!!!! LA - STL in HD!!!! Shoot me now. :pullhair:
     
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    I don't have any dish or digital TV.
     
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    WOW six games a year....can you say JOKE ???

    Pretty sad state for the NHL in the US marketplace. If bowling is on against it bowling will outdraw it.:shakehead :shakehead :shakehead
     
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    They would normally have one up by this time of the week.....
     
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    Probably tomorrow.

    And hey, it's NINE weeks of coverage buddy.
     
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    Yo Steve, when does the Preview end? Sunday?
     
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    Any news on if the NBC pre-game online show will be restricted to American (or North American) IPs?
     
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    Yeah but only if you lazy-*** cable provider decides to carry it. They don't have to offer it in January, it's optional. I know because my cable provider was lazy-*** last year. This year they are honoring it thank god.
     
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