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(CBS Sports)   NHL playing to more sold out venues than the NBA   (cbssports.com) divider line 24
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2014-01-08 05:46:29 PM
3 votes:

uncleacid: Hockey is the only game that doesn't look better on an HD TV. Just my opinion.


You get your eyes checked recently?
2014-01-08 07:09:03 PM
2 votes:
Having been to both I would imagine it also has something to do with hockey being a faster and more exciting game to watch live.
2014-01-08 05:15:51 PM
2 votes:

IAmRight: They'd be the No. 1 incentive to bother talking about sellouts.


Wirtz's death disproved that.
2014-01-08 10:21:57 PM
1 votes:

nyseattitude: Jekylman: nyseattitude: R.A.Danny: nyseattitude: theesir: I love it when people say they can't follow hockey on TV.

I'll be polite and leave it at that.

It is difficult if you don't know the game. The NHL needs to adopt a more NFL style of informing the viewers.

Maybe I'm spoiled by the Pat and Eddy, but I don't have a clue what you are talking about.

Make it easier for viewers to understand what is going on. The NFL explains everything to the viewers in the form of hand signals and voice. This allows the viewer to learn the game as well as understand what just occurred. The NHL has started using mic's and announcing some calls but they should do it every time. Blowing a whistle and signaling roughing doesn't inform viewers of much. Blow the whistle, stand in front of the time keeps booth and verbally announce the call while using the signals. Now a new viewer will learn the hand signals and understand what just occurred.

And there should be some easier way of following that tiny little puck around. Why hasn't anyone tried this?

Fox Sports did. The puck had a faint glow to it at all times. When there was a slap shot or wrist shot the puck would change color and be followed by a trail of the particular color representing the shot. Red for slap shot and green for wrist shot I believe.


Here is a video of it. They called it Foxtrax.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRCGR10uBg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D Xl RCGR10uBg
2014-01-08 08:12:11 PM
1 votes:

IAmRight: If you have a good organization, talented people will come


Yes, and that's why the NBA is the bastion of parity and equality today, and has attendance figures that rival hockey!
2014-01-08 06:42:41 PM
1 votes:

IAmRight: If you build a contender around them, then they won't leave to go play for one.


Cleveland did just that very thing. It mattered not.
2014-01-08 06:16:46 PM
1 votes:

IAmRight: Ishkur: Where's the incentive to improve and draft well and obtain key acquisitions if they're all going to bolt the first chance they get to play with a contender?

If you build a contender around them, then they won't leave to go play for one.

Killer Cars: Toronto's a huge, multicultural metropolis, yet some American athletes act as if they think it's Saskatoon or something.

I'm talking perception, not reality. And people aren't really into NYC for the weather. More for it being the media capital of at least the Western Hemisphere. The Bulls don't exactly attract big-name free agents, either.

Shelbyville: Dude it's not hard to find games streaming online. A quick Google search for a stream or check out a site like vipbox

And if you want to be legal, it's not like League Pass is expensive.


also: i see you post things that are blatantly wrong often.  considering your name, are you just trolling?
2014-01-08 05:55:53 PM
1 votes:

uknowzit: Love Hockey.  SJ Sharks fan since the inception,


I go to SJ a few times a year for work, and found a dive bar that is rabid in their Shark fandom. They tolerate my love for the Blackhawks despite my being there when the Blackhawks beat them.  They made SJ my second favorite team.
2014-01-08 05:55:00 PM
1 votes:

IAmRight: Toronto had issues with the Canadian dollar not being worth anything, now they have an issue with the fact that no one likes winter except people who don't have a choice so they pretend they like it.


I always found that latter point about Toronto strange because the winters aren't really much "better" in NYC, Chicago, etc, but Toronto from my experience (especially if you're rich, which I'm not) can be just as fun to blow your money in.

Toronto's a huge, multicultural metropolis, yet some American athletes act as if they think it's Saskatoon or something.
2014-01-08 05:51:17 PM
1 votes:

inner ted: i'd just like to take this opportunity to say a hearty FARK YOU to  COMCAST  &  the Portland Trail Blazers for blacking out games

makes it awful hard to support the home team when you do shiat like this.

that it's a 20 year deal only makes the hate burn more

& i sat through so many seasons as a comcast customer as the blazers just sucked a bucket full of dick - then i move & don't have teh comcast (cause F those guys) and now rarely see a game & they are kicking ass.

in conclusion:  FARK YOU  comcast  & FARK YOU blazers for signing a deal with satan


Dude it's not hard to find games streaming online. A quick Google search for a stream or check out a site like vipbox

Not to take anything away from your anti comcast rant fark those guys.
2014-01-08 05:33:39 PM
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: nyseattitude: theesir: I love it when people say they can't follow hockey on TV.

I'll be polite and leave it at that.

It is difficult if you don't know the game. The NHL needs to adopt a more NFL style of informing the viewers.

Maybe I'm spoiled by the Pat and Eddy, but I don't have a clue what you are talking about.


How exactly are they supposed to do that? A big sign over the net saying puck goes in here?

I will admit if you're watching the nbcsn broadcast their announcers are pretty awful, and go out of their way to slobber on Sidney Crosby's knob, especially Pierre McGuire.
2014-01-08 05:14:55 PM
1 votes:

R.A.Danny: Blackout rules don't mean shiat.


They'd be the No. 1 incentive to bother talking about sellouts.

Aside from pretending it's difficult to get tickets.

/not sure why you care; Chicago sells out for both the Bulls and Blackhawks - and the Blackhawks are the better team to watch. Hell, even when the Bulls were fully healthy, there's nothing enjoyable about watching them.
2014-01-08 05:13:08 PM
1 votes:

fatalvenom: Weigard: Good. If for no other reason than it makes Bill Simmons cry moar.

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Hey c'mon, at least Simmons can admit he's wrong about things.  Unlike those two 'tards on First Take.

God I hate those two.
2014-01-08 05:11:28 PM
1 votes:

Weigard: Good. If for no other reason than it makes Bill Simmons cry moar.


Ah yes, Mr. Everything Wrong With Boston Sports Fans.

fatalvenom: Weigard: Good. If for no other reason than it makes Bill Simmons cry moar.

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Gets me every time.
2014-01-08 05:10:00 PM
1 votes:

IAmRight: No; I'm saying that it's intellectually dishonest to act as though 100% capacity matters in any way for a league that doesn't have blackout rules if you don't meet capacity.


Blackout rules don't mean shiat.
2014-01-08 05:03:59 PM
1 votes:
I thought the NHL folded years ago, because I get my sports news from ESPN, home of the NBA and the SEC.
2014-01-08 04:59:48 PM
1 votes:
Good. If for no other reason than it makes Bill Simmons cry moar.
2014-01-08 04:53:18 PM
1 votes:

desertgeek: Rwa2play: The NHL Markets that sell out BTW:  Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets.

I move that Winnipeg gets an asterisk on the grounds that they have the smallest arena in the league at 15,000.


As punishment, they should be sent back to Atlanta.

Pretty please send hockey back here.  I miss it.
2014-01-08 04:44:32 PM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: That's because it's impossible to watch hockey on TV. I believe the NHL's current home is channel pi


You should learn how to work your remote, gramps.
2014-01-08 04:43:52 PM
1 votes:
I'm not a hockey fan but I'm going to a game in a couple of weeks (Blues at Rangers) with a colleague who's a season ticket holder, and I'm looking forward to it. The funny thing is I think the aforementioned colleague is more excited about me going to the game than I am. He's sent me a bunch of links to Rangers sites/blogs and just stopped by a few minutes ago to remind me the Rangers are on NBC Sports tonight. If you have a passion, I guess it's fun to share it.

But hey, since the NBA officially doesn't exist, I think it would be healthy for me to get into a winter sport. I went to one NHL game a few years ago and had a lot of fun.
2014-01-08 04:41:00 PM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: That's because it's impossible to watch hockey on TV. I believe the NHL's current home is channel pi


If you can't find NHL Network, NBCSN, or local coverage on one of the CSN or FSN channels in this day and age of instant information, then you obviously don't care to watch hockey.

That narrative is about as worn out as Colin Cowherd's constant preaching that no one cares about hockey and the MLS has surpassed it.
2014-01-08 04:37:19 PM
1 votes:
Did some quick math and the NBA is averaging 16,927 a game (league average of 296,234 paid attendance per team divided into 17.5 home games) against 17,434 a game (league average of 380,654 paid attendance per team divided into 21.83 home games).  Hardly anything dominating, but let's not let this get in the way of a good old fashioned hockey vs. basketball thread.  After all, too many thugs and too many fights in the NBA.  I'll stick to hockey.  Thanks.
2014-01-08 04:22:55 PM
1 votes:

timujin: As I don't watch either sport, I don't know offhand, so I'm asking here...  how many seats are there in NHL venues versus NBA venues?


Many of them share the same venuses, so even though the configurations may change the number of seats slightly, it really isn't enough to make a huge difference.
2014-01-08 04:17:24 PM
1 votes:
As I don't watch either sport, I don't know offhand, so I'm asking here...  how many seats are there in NHL venues versus NBA venues?
 
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