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Old 07-11-2019, 08:19 PM   #201
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I wouldnt get your hopes up. My wife and I were in Canmore when Hometown Hockey was there and all it brought with it was crowds, traffic jams and an overall logistical nightmare.

But if standing in the street being forced to whoop and holler at gunpoint or with Ron threatening your dog with a chocolate bar is your idea of a grand ol' time then fill your boots.
Isn't that a good indication that it meant something to a lot of people in the community?
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:27 PM   #202
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Jordanís just reminding all of us how much more super cool it is down there than back in his lame podunk home town
Itís his shtick
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Probably more people with the same first name down there. That makes all the difference.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:03 PM   #204
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Jordan’s just reminding all of us how much more super cool it is down there than back in his lame podunk home town
It’s his shtick
He tries so hard, but his love for strip mall based eateries betrays the weight one should put into his opinions.
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American Hockey Broadcasts > Canadian Hockey Broadcasts

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This is not true. A lot of american broadcasts are amateur hour. IMO there's TSN all alone at the top and after that it's a steep drop to RSN and NBC.
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I wouldnt get your hopes up. My wife and I were in Canmore when Hometown Hockey was there and all it brought with it was crowds, traffic jams and an overall logistical nightmare.

But if standing in the street being forced to whoop and holler at gunpoint or with Ron threatening your dog with a chocolate bar is your idea of a grand ol' time then fill your boots.

I fully get where people are coming from. Ron's dad-joke level puns are grating at best... but I've literally been watching/hearing him since I became a fan of hockey. Definitely not above going fanboy for a celeb... could be worse. Rather Ron than bieber or nickleback.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:34 PM   #207
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I wouldnt get your hopes up. My wife and I were in Canmore when Hometown Hockey was there and all it brought with it was crowds, traffic jams and an overall logistical nightmare.

But if standing in the street being forced to whoop and holler at gunpoint or with Ron threatening your dog with a chocolate bar is your idea of a grand ol' time then fill your boots.
While I dislike hometown hockey and think Ron McLean sucks I’m not sure how you can judge that event in Canmore. It was like -40 and nothing could go on as scheduled. I was in Canmore that weekend for other reasons but the cold really ruined the event.

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:24 AM   #208
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I doubt any of those took the time to email Rogers and say ďgood moveĒ.
I donít think email traffic would be what they were measuring.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:25 AM   #209
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One of the most objectively wrong things I’ve read on here in quite a while.

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I donít think email traffic would be what they were measuring.
Well, I meant all of the actual direct feedback they got, but how do you think they measured it? I just think people who are mad are way more likely to voice an opinion than people who like the move or just don't care.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:34 AM   #211
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Well, I meant all of the actual direct feedback they got, but how do you think they measured it? I just think people who are mad are way more likely to voice an opinion than people who like the move or just don't care.
Monitoring social media? Isnít that how all companies try to gauge public perception in this age?
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Monitoring social media? Isnít that how all companies try to gauge public perception in this age?
Maybe their Facebook or twitter, but probably not forums like this. And there, what I am talking about would definitely happen. Look at any politicians twitter comments. No matter who they are the comments about stuff they do is always majority negative.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:14 PM   #213
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WTF???!!!

I live down here and thereís no way thatís true, even if sports net has issues.

Holy hell.

Mods may I suggest a permanent ban?
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They tend to be the most vocal and trollish fans in general, across all sports, I find.
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NBC hockey broadcast beats all Canadian broadcasts. How many posters on here seek the US feed when they can get it?

Hardly his most trollish post.
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NBC hockey broadcast beats all Canadian broadcasts. How many posters on here seek the US feed when they can get it?

Hardly his most trollish post.
I actually think there's no better PBP guy than Ball. But Cuthbert, Highson (when there's no Canucks involved) and Miller are all good. NBC's Emrick is a guy that a lot of people like but I don't really see it. His voice is old timey, so I guess if you want a newer version of Foster Hewitt or Ed Whalen, great.

And there's really not that many colour people that I like so it doesn't matter. Hrudey is fine as a tandem with Ball because they get along so well, but he has his faults. The US guys are no better. Eddie O on NBC is pretty good.

But NBC has McGuire (yuck), Milbury, (bah), Boucher (meh), Jones (nah). They do have Roenick, which is always good. They also have a lot of part time guys who also work for TSN, so there's no US v. Canadian broadcast advantage there.
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The last time I remember watching the US version of hockey was back in 2003 when CBC did not have HD yet. The US guys like Pierre are obsessed with “so and so was an All-American bla bla...”. Who cares? The intermission guys like Roenick are weak.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:43 AM   #217
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Jordanís just reminding all of us how much more super cool it is down there than back in his lame podunk home town
Itís his shtick
I actually firmly believe that. I flip to Sportsnet broadcasted games all the time. Itís amateur hour in all levels of the production. Even compared to Fox Sports local broadcasts.


But alas. Iíll cool it a bit..
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:13 PM   #218
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I actually firmly believe that. I flip to Sportsnet broadcasted games all the time. Itís amateur hour in all levels of the production. Even compared to Fox Sports local broadcasts.


But alas. Iíll cool it a bit..
If you are using a certain broadcast team including Quinn, Remenda, and Principe as your measuring stick for RSN then you may have a case but the other ones are better than your typical Fox broadcast.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:21 PM   #219
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NBC hockey broadcast beats all Canadian broadcasts. How many posters on here seek the US feed when they can get it?

Hardly his most trollish post.
I can't say I've seen much of NBC's pre/post-game or between period coverage, but when it comes to PBP, I think NBC is much better. If it's Emrick or Cuthbert with the call, I'm in. I do think as Flames fans we're incredibly lucky to have Ball for the majority of Flames games. He's very good, especially with Hrudey.
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I can't say I've seen much of NBC's pre/post-game or between period coverage, but when it comes to PBP, I think NBC is much better. If it's Emrick or Cuthbert with the call, I'm in. I do think as Flames fans we're incredibly lucky to have Ball for the majority of Flames games. He's very good, especially with Hrudey.
I agree that Ball is a world class hockey PBP guy, as for Hrudey, I like his disposition, but his insights are not always the best. As for any broadcast team I think that the less whinny they are the better. No tandem is perfect, but I like what the flames have had over the last few years. Sportsnet as well, for inter period filler it could be worse.
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