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(CBS Sports)   NHL playing to more sold out venues than the NBA   (cbssports.com ) divider line
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2014-01-08 05:03:59 PM  
4 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 05:06:05 PM  
3 votes:

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


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2014-01-08 04:35:04 PM  
3 votes:

timujin: R.A.Danny: 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.

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I meant to type penuses.
2014-01-08 05:20:15 PM  
2 votes:

IAmRight: Wirtz was an idiot


NO! He was generous enough to bring us joy by dying.
2014-01-08 04:44:32 PM  
2 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 10:32:10 PM  
1 vote:

nyseattitude: 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


SILENCE!!!  That never happened.  It was an April Fools joke, nothing more.
2014-01-08 08:49:47 PM  
1 vote:

carnifex2005: NHL tickets have been more expensive on average than NBA tickets for many years...

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/8945052/nhl-ticket-price-hike-surp as ses-other-leagues

The reason why the NHL thrives with relatively low TV ratings is because their demographic is among the richest in sports.


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2014-01-08 08:12:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:47:34 PM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Cleveland did just that very thing. It mattered not.


Um, no. If Mo Williams is your second-best player and Mike Brown is your coach...no.

Wow. Do people actually believe that? Now, they might have coddled/kowtowed to LeBron, but that's not building a contender. If the Bulls had listened to Jordan while building a team, they would've had...hell, I don't remember the guy's name, but some random schmuck instead of Scottie Pippen. They never would have contended for a title, and he probably would've skipped town, too. But they were confident enough in themselves to actually make decisions instead of letting the player dictate the show even when he was under contract for several years.

LeBron took that trash team to a Finals mostly because of a weak Eastern Conference, not because of anything the Cavs did.
2014-01-08 06:37:50 PM  
1 vote:

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?
2014-01-08 06:16:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:01:55 PM  
1 vote:

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


You must be on that NBA Weed.
2014-01-08 05:16:37 PM  
1 vote:

IAmRight: So there are either a lot more seats to sell in basketball


Yes there are more seats, but you'll only need the EDGE EDGE EDGE!!!
2014-01-08 04:59:48 PM  
1 vote:
Good. If for no other reason than it makes Bill Simmons cry moar.
2014-01-08 04:33:03 PM  
1 vote:

R.A.Danny: 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.


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