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ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby MarioLives on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Has anyone else noticed that ESPN does not show the NHL game highlights anymore? How can the world wide leader in sports not show hockey highlights?
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby canaan on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:53 pm

simply put: they dont get paid to.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby mikey287 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:07 pm

I was expecting this thread to be a bump from at least one decade ago...
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby count2infinity on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:14 pm

because Sportscenter is only an hour long and they need to pack as much basketball as they can in there.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby Beveridge on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:45 pm

Real Simple.

They have the rights to televise just about every sport but hockey. You got to show off the ones paying you. It's all business, not espn hating on hockey.


aka: what canaan said
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby Rylan on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:34 pm

ESPN is no bueno if you want hockey coverage.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:46 pm

Because the Heat lost last night so the entire hour needs to be spent disecting what went wrong. Duh?
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:18 pm

That didn't even have the Iginla story on the front page or the website. It was like 6th on the side that says "top headlines"
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby BigMcK on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Rylan wrote:ESPN is no bueno.


Period.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby Fire0nice228 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:02 pm

mikey287 wrote:I was expecting this thread to be a bump from at least one decade ago...

:thumb: :lol:
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:23 am

Look how much time they dedicate to sports like tennis and golf on shows like PTI. I'm fairly confident the NHL is more popular than tennis, and possibly golf. But they own tv rights to the major events in those two sports.

Their limited amount of Nascar coverage does seem a bit strange to me. Nascar was one of the first sports that brought the network attention and they still television the Nationwide series.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby PghSkins on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:32 am

Fortunately, theres now a whole network devoted to NHL programming, and a slew of places on the internet for highlights, opinion, and analysis in text, video, and audio form.

Since NHL Network started and broadband became able to handle pretty much anything at home and work, I have never once said to myself: "Gosh, I wish ESPN covered hockey more."
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby KG on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:16 am

I haven't watched Sports Center in I don't know how long....
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby columbia on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:19 am

KG wrote:I haven't watched Sports Center in I don't know how long....


Stay on the wagon.
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Re: ESPN - Hockey coverage

Postby NashvilleCat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:57 pm

columbia wrote:
KG wrote:I haven't watched Sports Center in I don't know how long....


Stay on the wagon.

I haven't watched it in a long, long time. With the NFL Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, so many college games on TV, and so many highlights on the Internet ESPN is irrelevant to me.
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