December 17th, 2009, 09:06 AM #21
I say every game needs to be a Winter Classic. Let's move the entire schedule outdoors. Imagine the ratings!!
December 17th, 2009, 09:47 AM #22
December 17th, 2009, 09:49 AM #23
I also think that having more TV exposure on hockey is a good thing, but not in an Olympic year.
And if you're going to do this, make it different. I like it the "Alaska" style: on a giant outdoor pond with no boards!
December 17th, 2009, 10:21 AM #24
Lest we forget big mistake #1 with the outdoor classic- televising it on the biggest college football day of the year.....brilliant! Surely I cant be the only one to think this game should be scheduled the week before the Super Bowl when their is absolutely nothing else happening.
December 17th, 2009, 10:53 AM #25
Except peoples lives.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
The reason January 1st works is because it's a day of sitting around and doing absolutely nothing for just about everybody.
I think the league is perfectly happy with the ratings and the visibility the event gets on New Years Day.
December 17th, 2009, 11:19 AM #26
Ya, new years day is a good one for nailing the maximum number of people sitting around on their asses watching tv.
Jim hughson of hnic was just saying on NHL live that as long as the winter classic is on NBC, there'll never be a Canadian team in the matchup since NBC is going to want to feature the most marketable in America teams. He also pretty much said what some people here are saying. While they don't have any "romantic" sites like Fenway or wrigley, wherever it's hosted will have no problem selling out.
December 17th, 2009, 11:34 AM #27
December 17th, 2009, 06:05 PM #28
TORONTO VS. LOS ANGELES!!!
EAST VS. WEST!!!
CANADA VS. USA!!!
The two largest populations of Canadians in the world!!!!!!!
SCHENN VS. SCHENN!!!!!!!!
December 18th, 2009, 03:38 PM #29
Anytime I see Bettman's name, I have to say; "BETTMAN IS A IDIOT!"
December 18th, 2009, 06:47 PM #30