For those of you with Directv, they are having a free trial of the NHL Center Ice package from now until 10-23-11. Looks like this weekend is all Detroit sports! Started off great last night!
OT-NHL Center Ice Free Trial
Thanks for the info
...Except the Wolverines, Tigers and Red Wings will all be on at the same time on Saturday night. Fire up the DVR's.
When you live in Michigan, or any of the "original six" markets or in Canada, hockey is one of the four "major" sports. But it most of the other US cities, and especially ones that don't have teams, there aren't a lot of people who give a shit about hockey.
The NHL has suffered greatly since they played "chicken" with ESPN and lost. They need their product to be on as many TV sets as they can get it. If that means giving away games, they should do just that to make their sport popular enough that teams are making money.
At this point, there are only three "major" sports left in about 80 percent of the US. Hockey is not one of them.
I feel they should at least give the option of purchasing the Fox Sports channel for whichever city a person would like to follow.
for 10 years @ $200mil/season. The espn deal hurt at first, but paid off in the end. Hockey is growing overall in popularity while the NBA (now in a lockout of their own) is pretty stagnant. Hockey is in better shape than they have been at any point since the lockout.
Is it until 10-23 or 10-13? I'd love for it to be until 10-23, but I think it's only going to be for one week.
Last year it was 2 weeks. I think it's 2 weeks again.
It'll be fun watching Michigan and the Tigers win, and also alot of fun to watch my Avalanche beat the Red Wings.