January 6th, 2013, 07:30 PM #21
Nobody questions this?
Has LGK gone Hawaiian in the middle of winter?
January 6th, 2013, 07:48 PM #22
thought the pau was referring to Gasol's legs
jokes on them, I already cancelled. and I won't be resubscribing this year.
Originally Posted by 16scores
January 6th, 2013, 09:03 PM #23
I would be tempted to cancel, but that means only a handful of Kings games this year. Living out of market sucks. I'll be a slave to Center Ice regardless of what they'e charging.
January 6th, 2013, 09:16 PM #24
Like Allen I am stuck too if I want to follow my team ...
January 7th, 2013, 04:30 AM #25
January 7th, 2013, 04:42 AM #26
Hmm. The first sentence tells me you are either not reading, comprehending, connecting the dots between my posts or just flat-out trying to troll me so...I'm pau.
Originally Posted by hokiecat
January 7th, 2013, 06:32 AM #27
Okay, here is the straight dope on this whole deal coming from a buddy of mine that works for Comcast Co. in Philly. I talked to him extensively about the situation last night. This is the condensed version of our conversation. In a nutshell, the NHL Cannot comp anything because the product (C.I.) has already been purchased via mid length contract and is owned by the carriers. The NHL just supplies the product each season. If anything is comp’d, it will be by the carriers and will be done at an end user level. It is 100% at the discretion of the carrier, not the NHL.
So there goes that rumor. :(
He also mentioned The only, Only, ONLY way the NHL could get involved is if the NHL extended this seasons portion of the pre-existing contract by a full season *AND* credits the carriers the cost of production, distribution, advert, labor and any other costs incurred during the loss of half a season…which won’t happen because that would run in the 10’s of millions of extra costs and losses to the NHL for *EACH CARRIER*. That scenario again, only benefits the carrier not the end user. The NHL can’t tell the carrier what to spend its money on.
In general, there are clauses in the NHL/Carrier contract that cover work stoppages. They usually extend the contract at the “tail end” and are written in for the benefit of the carrier and not the end user. No extra monies is paid to or paid by either side…just an extension of contract to cover the original amount of agreed upon games.
So that’s that. If you want a couple bones off your Center Ice bill, you’ll have to ask your carrier as some of you have already mentioned.
Edit: Oh yeah, forgot to add that the only way the NHL can do anything like give something away free or at a discount is when they have direct interaction with a end user, us. So I'll gladly take 90% off my next purchase at NHL.com/store.
Is Gamecenter a NHL owned entity?
Last edited by nocturn; January 7th, 2013 at 06:42 AM.
January 7th, 2013, 07:33 AM #28
Getting free Center Ice is the hill the fans will die on.
Now lets talk ticket prices. 30% decrease the first year, 25% the next 2 years, then we will accept 15% in the remaining years of the CBA. This IS a take it or leave it offer NHL
January 7th, 2013, 08:04 AM #29
January 7th, 2013, 09:31 AM #30
Originally Posted by nocturn
I read an article somewhere that said basically what you posted. Gamecenter, however, is wholly owned by the NHL so it is possible for them to do something there if they wanted. I can't imagine them giving THAT away for free, however, because it would seriously eat into the CI business and they'd likely either have VERY unhappy business partners or just plain get sued. A discount, maybe.