St Louis Blues to broadcast all 82 RS games - a first

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  1. LadyStanley

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    Sharks last season for the first time had all 82 games broadcast.

    It helped the local regional sports station has 2 main channels and an alternate (third). (What with 2 MLB, 1+ NBA and the Sharks competing, it kinda made sense. That "+" NBA team is the Sacramento Kings which "share" the secondary/alternate channels.)
     
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    It is kind of surprising, since there is no competition from the NBA - although a defunct ABA team likely earns more TV revenues than the Blues.

    The only pro competition for channel space on Fox Sports Midwest are the Cards - plus some college BBall.
     
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    that's stunning. I'd expect it in the SoCal market as there's a lot of competition (even Pac-12 football on FSN in the early fall), but in St. Louis?
     
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    There is your answer..
     
  7. Fehr Time*

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    Hmm, that is surprising I guess, but at least it is happening now. Good news for Blues fans.
     
  8. Big McLargehuge

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    Damn...I think you'd have to go back to the KBL era to find that for the Penguins (mid-90s). I don't remember actually listening to the game on the radio because it way my only option since a Pens-Islanders game from like '96. Tommy Soderstrom got lit the **** up.
     
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    Not that surprising. I'm guessing pretty much every team not in New York doesn't get every game on TV no matter what the sport.
     
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    Sens have 81 this year. One game in sunrise isn't covered.
     
  11. Fugu

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    Wings have all their games on TV. Heck, going back to the old Hawks of the 1970's, the issue was the Wirtz limited access that had previously been granted.


    I think what is surprising is that STL has been around for a few decades and have some stretches of high popularity and success.
     
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    Good to hear. They draw good ratings.
     
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    why is this shocking? blues have top attendance and strong local ratings. canada would be proud of loyal blues fans
     
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    Every team in Detroit gets every game televised.
     
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    new yorks a litte bigger than detroit
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by that
     
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    Just guessing but I think he means NYC's TV stations coverages a significantly larger amount of households. Doesn't mean more people watch the Islanders than the Wings, but the potential is there.
     
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    huh..... I was under the impression that the Blues already had all their games televised, though that might just be leftover from my annoyance at the fact that I grew up in Champaign and couldn't watch any Hawks games and yet the Blues were on TV at least relatively often.
     
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    I don't know if you mean just in the States, but all of Toronto's teams games are televised. Every Leafs, Blue Jays, and Raptors game is on tv.
     
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    But that has nothing to do with the topic... the guy said he believed only New York teams would have all their games televised, I informed him he was wrong.
     
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    I'm pretty sure even the Rock, Argos and TFC have all of their games televised. Not sure on TFC or the Rock though
     
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    I think its been 10+ years since the Bruins haven't had a game on TV, and that was only because Carolina chose not to broadcast it and to not have any cameramen there. Even then it was absolutely shocking.

    Only a 2nd class organization wouldn't broadcast every game in this day and age, at least to the extent that they can.
     
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    There were only a few games that the Blues didn't televise last year.
     

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