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4 hours ago, charger77 said:

Why isn't the NHL brain trust doing everything in within its power to get every Edmonton vs Pittsburgh game as a national broadcast?

I don't think they have any control over which games are broadcast. As I understand it, NBC has unilateral decision-making power.

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15 hours ago, charger77 said:

Why isn't the NHL brain trust doing everything in within its power to get every Edmonton vs Pittsburgh game as a national broadcast?

 

You're presuming that the NHL wants Edmonton on national broadcasts any more than NBC does.

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9 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

You're presuming that the NHL wants Edmonton on national broadcasts any more than NBC does.

 

I'd assume that it would be mutually beneficial to the NHL and NBC to get McDavid as much American exposure as possible, especially against Crosby.

 

This is kind of Magic v. Bird moment for the NHL not seen since Gretzky/Lemeiux... #OITGDNHL?

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17 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

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late arriving crowd in Sunrise last night. 

They will more than likely be the next ones to move

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3 hours ago, charger77 said:

 

I'd assume that it would be mutually beneficial to the NHL and NBC to get McDavid as much American exposure as possible, especially against Crosby.

 

This is kind of Magic v. Bird moment for the NHL not seen since Gretzky/Lemeiux... #OITGDNHL?

Nah, not really. The NHL has essentially given up on marketing players over teams. Remember that when they tried to push that really hard with Crosby and Ovechkin, everyone got really mad at them and said it wasn't working (it really wasn't) and that not only was it antithetical to the game of hockey, it wasn't done well because one or both of the guys was always hurt. At best, they're happy to supersaturate Canada with McDavid/Oilers coverage and give the American exposure to proven stateside draws (Blackhawks, Penguins, Sabres, Red Wings, Flyers, the Rangers but not really but don't tell them). At worst, they want to keep the Oilers in a state of benign neglect so that when everyone starts fretting over the US TV deal coming up for bids, perhaps some owners can nudge the Oilers into trading McDavid to, oh, let's say the L.A. Kings.

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44 minutes ago, the admiral said:

everyone got really mad at them

Lamoriello?

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Yeah probably but I was thinking more of NHL fans, who are never happy about anything. Bear in mind this was well before the rise of Twitter, #pleaselikemysport, and this perverse need to prostrate oneself before the NBA and talk about how much better the NBA is (it isn't). Everyone just sorta got annoyed by Crosby-Ovechkin hype back around 2008-2010. Now, if you suggest that maybe P.K. Subban cannot be marketed above everyone else, well, 

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17 hours ago, tohasbo said:

They will more than likely be the next ones to move

 

A lot more goes into this than "Does a team have poor attendance" and "If yes, are they in a non-traditional market"

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On 11/4/2017 at 12:45 AM, ElwoodCuse said:

 

A lot more goes into this than "Does a team have poor attendance" and "If yes, are they in a non-traditional market"

 

Like the collective ego of the NHL Board of Governors and Gary Bettman.

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23 hours ago, DustDevil61 said:

 

Like the collective ego of the NHL Board of Governors and Gary Bettman.

 

Ego is absolutely not a factor. It begins and ends with money. Will someone give us money to stick around? We will until they stop. Is the well dry? We're out of here. Why do you think they are still in Glendale but abandoned Atlanta?

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Jeezus, Andrew, if you've got a hard-on for union-busting and stiffing your employees on their wages, buy a newspaper, not a hockey team.

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Genius GM John Chayka boldly reimagines office budgeting: you can save lots of money for next year if you don't pay people!

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Disrupting Labor Compensation

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20 hours ago, the admiral said:

Genius GM John Chayka boldly reimagines office budgeting: you can save lots of money for next year if you don't pay people!

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https://apnews.com/58402a46bd564f45bbaca4f160654660/Rockets-owner-Fertitta-interested-in-NHL-team-in-Houston

 

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New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn’t exist under the NBA team’s previous regime.

Fertitta released a statement Thursday confirming interest in a hockey team in Houston. He recently met with league officials.

“I’m very interested in the possibility of bringing the NHL to Houston, but it will have to be a deal that makes sense for my organization, the city, fans of the NHL throughout the region, and the NHL Board of Governors,” Fertitta said. “We are in the very early stage of evaluating what opportunities may exist but there is nothing definitive at this point in time. We are simply asking questions and exploring our options.”

 

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18 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

https://apnews.com/58402a46bd564f45bbaca4f160654660/Rockets-owner-Fertitta-interested-in-NHL-team-in-Houston

 

New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn’t exist under the NBA team’s previous regime.

Fertitta released a statement Thursday confirming interest in a hockey team in Houston. He recently met with league officials.

“I’m very interested in the possibility of bringing the NHL to Houston, but it will have to be a deal that makes sense for my organization, the city, fans of the NHL throughout the region, and the NHL Board of Governors,” Fertitta said. “We are in the very early stage of evaluating what opportunities may exist but there is nothing definitive at this point in time. We are simply asking questions and exploring our options.

Q: How many Mayflower trucks do the Coyotes need?

Q: Can we take the Tim Hortons equipment or do we have to buy our own fryers?

Q: Is that Johnny Rockets owner going to chain himself to one of the vans?

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