Mr. Colby wrote:The lockout made me realize 82 games is too damn many
I agree 100% to this comment.
I would be in full support of a season that starts in early Dec and finishes in late March. Playoffs are done just before June.
On the topic, I couldn't resist the $50 Gamecenter Live price this year. That is just over $1 a game. Much better than the near $3 I pay for the regular package. That being said, I have learned that the NHL and the NHLPA are a broken relationship and lockouts every 7 years is inevitable. I can live with that. It is only the NHL.. not my life. If things get too expensive then I simply won't pay.
Yes, to all of this. I enjoyed not watching hockey in October-December this year. Didn't miss it until the season started.
I thought about the cheap GameCenter, but with the Penguins being blacked out so much (national TV and local Hurricanes telecasts) it didn't make sense. I would like to watch the occasional non-Penguins game, but wasn't sure how much I would actually do that.
I hadn't planned on doing much with the NHL this year until my almost 7 year old asked me when we were going to see the Penguins play. How could I resist?
I'm trying to start a tradition where we attend a game in Raleigh once or twice a season, go do some other stuff in the "big city" and enjoy father-son time. His younger brother will probably go with us next season, when he's five.