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Old 09-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #16
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OLN should be decent as they have a veteren crew manning the mike as reported on NHL.com:

"Davidson will serve as the NHL lead analyst for OLN's NHL games on Monday and Tuesday nights. He will join lead play-by-play announcer Mike 'Doc' Emrick and studio host Bill Clement as part of the OLN team. More additions to OLN's hockey programming team will be released as details become available. The NHL season begins on Wednesday, October 5 when OLN presents the Rangers vs. Flyers at 7 p.m. ET."

http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/09/235146.html
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:38 PM   #17
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The NHL on OLN speaks volumes about a professional sports league that is continuing to take on water and is in deep shit financially and anchored in the cess pool of public relations. 2 work stoppages in 7 years. Teams that will continue to struggle with payroll. A cult fan base; the casual fans will stay away this year (you can bank on that). Yeah, OLN was about as lucrative as it was going to get, because no legitimate sports network here in the U.S. is going to take another chance on the NHL.
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Old 09-24-2005, 04:51 AM   #18
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Comcast, OLN and NHL all bite.

I'm in serious doubt that XM is going to come out ahead on their NHL deal.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:28 PM   #19
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Man Im a huge NHL fan but my cable company doesnt carry OLN unless I pay extra.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #20
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Man Im a huge NHL fan but my cable company doesnt carry OLN unless I pay extra.
So what's that tell you about the state of your beloved sport??


I hear those chains rattling and that Grim Reaper closing in.
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:46 AM   #21
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Give it another year or two, and the NHL is going to be on a par with Triple A baseball.
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Give it another year or two, and the NHL is going to be on a par with Triple A baseball.


Could you please try and set the bar a little lower next time??
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:50 PM   #23
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>>I'm in serious doubt that XM is going to come out ahead on their NHL deal.
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In the press release for announcing 5mil Xm said it was in part to the NHL.

I love hockey but if it wasnt for the Pens getting Crosby i admit i would probaly have no interest in it right now.

OLN needs/has to do a great job casue i think hockey is in trouble right now from not playing last season. I havent seen much hype like in ads for it, and on a network like OLN that is not really known for sports coverage like ESPN people flicking around the channels looking for sports probaly wont hit that one to see what kind of game/sport is on.
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"In the press release for announcing 5mil Xm said it was in part to the NHL."

>>They're trying to BS us. Won't work on me.

"OLN needs/has to do a great job casue i think hockey is in trouble right now from not playing last season. I havent seen much hype like in ads for it, and on a network like OLN that is not really known for sports coverage like ESPN people flicking around the channels looking for sports probaly wont hit that one to see what kind of game/sport is on."

>>Agreed.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:34 PM   #25
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OLN shares a section of channels on my Charter package with FSN (Pittsburgh), ESPN, ESPN2, (OLN), SPEED, and the Golf Channel. I don't think it will be hard to find for those looking for hockey. XM announced today that it would broadcast games on channels 204 through 209. I'd imagine 203 will end up being the 24 hour NHL channel later this fall.
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OLN shares a section of channels on my Charter package with FSN (Pittsburgh), ESPN, ESPN2, (OLN), SPEED, and the Golf Channel. I don't think it will be hard to find for those looking for hockey. XM announced today that it would broadcast games on channels 204 through 209. I'd imagine 203 will end up being the 24 hour NHL channel later this fall.
The problem isn't whether people will be able to find hockey.

The problem is will there be enough new subscribers coming on board in order for XM to recoup their massive ten million dollar a year investment.

Many people, including XM subscribers like myself, are betting there won't be.

This deal could turn out to be one fat albatross for XM.
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I love hockey but if it wasnt for the Pens getting Crosby i admit i would probaly have no interest in it right now.
Then you don't love hockey, plain and simple. Since the Pens only just got Crosby this year, you apprarently were never a fan previously. So how can you say you love it, but only because if Crosby?
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The problem isn't whether people will be able to find hockey.

The problem is will there be enough new subscribers coming on board in order for XM to recoup their massive ten million dollar a year investment.

Many people, including XM subscribers like myself, are betting there won't be.

This deal could turn out to be one fat albatross for XM.
Kind of like the way XM dropped their pants for Baseball and then thought it was a good idea to throw fat, exclusive cash for Air America. They may just break even on baseball, but they're about to take it in the 2-hole on Air America because Air America is about to take a permanent dirt nap due to embezzling federal money for a non-profit organization, imminent bankruptcy, and absolutely abysmal ratings in 47 out of 50 markets.
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The problem isn't whether people will be able to find hockey.

The problem is will there be enough new subscribers coming on board in order for XM to recoup their massive ten million dollar a year investment.

Many people, including XM subscribers like myself, are betting there won't be.

This deal could turn out to be one fat albatross for XM.
XM has defintely went "quantity" with its sports programming. With every MLB team having a 162 game schedule and every NHL team having an 82 game schedule, they can provide way more live play by play than Sirius can muster with home and away for the NFL and the three major NASCAR series. I'm not saying one or the other is better, just that XM has a clear plan. They had their eye on the NHL as Canadian content also.
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XM has defintely went "quantity" with its sports programming. With every MLB team having a 162 game schedule and every NHL team having an 82 game schedule, they can provide way more live play by play than Sirius can muster with home and away for the NFL and the three major NASCAR series. I'm not saying one or the other is better, just that XM has a clear plan. They had their eye on the NHL as Canadian content also.
You neglected to mention that Sirius has the NBA with its 82 game schedule. The NBA regular season and playoffs/championship draw way more fans than the NHL. If the NHL even has playoffs and a championship this year. They didn't last year. They didn't even have a regular season, for that matter.

The great Bobby Orr said just a few months ago that the NHL better get its stuff together, or they are in danger of losing their status as a major league sport.

The NFL and NBA contracts are clearly safer than the considerably less popular, financially shaky and unreliable NHL.

NASCAR will bring more fans to Sirius than the NHL will to XM.

Sirius also has English Premiere Soccer. Soccer is the world's most popular team sport.

Sirius has the NFL Super Bowl, probably the most popular single sporting event on the planet.

Sirius has the NCAA Basketball tournament, which is also immensely popular.

Sirius also has Horce Racing, which is popular around the world.

I'd say Sirius has a VERY CLEAR sports plan. Actually a BETTER plan than XM.
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