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Old 11-08-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I thought this was a mockumentary at first. Looks like its a legit campaign by Peter Forsberg after watching. He wants to move NHL weekend games to fit a European time schedule for the NHL to reach a wider audience and allegedly make NHL games more accessible for American families (parents that don't want kids up too late, I guess).

Interesting video.


Peter Forsberg Petition For More NHL Games on Prime Time in Europe (HD) - YouTube
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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East coast games usually start at 1 am over here, so it might be a good idea.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Dumb idea. I don't want to go to a saturday game at noon.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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I wouldn't mind some switches in scheduling .... I would love some earlier start times, especially on the weekends ...... hard to take young kids to a game that starts at 6, at least if you want to watch more than half of it

Looking at the Coyotes schedule they have one home game all year that starts before 6 ... it's a 2pm start on Monday Jan 16th ..... I don't think I get MLK day off from work, but if I do I would probably go to that one

Give me a couple weekend options at that start time and I would definitely be there
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Only places that care about Hockey are Russia and Scandinavia, maybe some other Central Euro countries.....


yea, why would they want to care about anyone outside N. America? Canadians already grumble that the NHL caters too much to the US, now a need to placate Europeans? Pff.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Only places that care about Hockey are Russia and Scandinavia, maybe some other Central Euro countries.....


yea, why would they want to care about anyone outside N. America? Canadians already grumble that the NHL caters too much to the US, now a need to placate Europeans? Pff.
As long as they have european players they european fans should be able to watch them play.
And it's only about saturdays and sundays anyway.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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As long as they have european players they european fans should be able to watch them play.
And it's only about saturdays and sundays anyway.
Should soccer leagues in Europe accommodate American fans but holding select games at a time suitable for an American television audience?

I have no problem with the NHL bumping up select games on the weekends. I think it's a good idea regardless of the reason but I don't think your argument is too solid.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Should soccer leagues in Europe accommodate American fans but holding select games at a time suitable for an American television audience?

I have no problem with the NHL bumping up select games on the weekends. I think it's a good idea regardless of the reason but I don't think your argument is too solid.
It might be easier to play hockey in the middle of the day though.
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