Saturday, December 3, 2011

You stupid idiots....

Was it me, or was it someone else that told you these things.....

Tiger Woods would be back,
Oiler's goaltending was not a question,
RNH was the most ready junior....ready for the NHL....

read it all here.....

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' Player Profile

Great Vision and Hockey IQ, the most polished player in the draft, should see time in the NHL right away, will have to convert to winger.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

The NHL just hasn't got on board the way the NFL has...

NFL viewership is at an all time high, the USA today reports that it peaked in 2010, ,
and I think I know why.

1. Its a great game. The NHL has this also...check
2. Its broadcasting is done correctly and is entertaining to the viewer....NHL, check.
3. The NFL understands its audience and has embraced the FANTASY FOOTBALL CRAZE.

The NHL has bombed in this aspect of the marketing of its product.

When I watch a game of football, not only is the broadcasting top notch, it provides me with MEGA updates that keep me up to date with my NFL fantasy league (FFL). Every game and most highlights are a part of the coverage that I have come to expect from an NFL game.

The NFL might grow at a rate of 7-9% a year partly due to this coverage. Recently I started my 3rd FFL league and ended up with 7 teams (Or people for my purpose) that didn't watch the NFL before this season. I introduce new people to my leagues yearly and am always looking for more new and old players. ....the reason for the expansion of course is that watching the NFL and playing FFL is easy and draws people into cheering for something they never cheered for before.

What does the NHL do?

Highlights without stats! Often I watch the games and find that they present highlights from games without stats and worse, they never have an ongoing TICKER that shows goals, assists, penalty minutes, saves, etc, etc, etc.
For the "poolies" alone come on, you are missing out on some major marketing that would only strengthen the market share and interest in the game.

Come on NHL, get with the times!

PeriodAFC PackageNFC PackageSunday NightMonday NightThursday NightTotal Amount
1982–1986NBCCBSNoneABC$420 million/yr
1987–1989NBCCBSESPN (2nd half)ABC$473 million/yr
1990–1993NBCCBSTNT (1st half)
ESPN (2nd half)
ABC$900 million/yr
1994–1997NBCFox ($395 million/yr)TNT (1st half)
ESPN (2nd half)
ABC$1.1 billion/yr
1998–2005CBS ($500 million/yr)Fox ($550 million/yr)ESPN ($600 million/yr)ABC ($550 million/yr)ESPN$2.2 billion/yr
2006–2013CBS ($622.5 million/yr)Fox ($712.5 million/yr)NBC ($650 million/yr)ESPN ($1.1 billion/yr)NFL Network ($0/yr)$3.085 billion/yr
2014–2021TBATBATBAESPN ($1.9 billion/yr)TBATBA

And guess when Fantasy football took off.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

If I had to pick today I would pick Adam Henrique as NHL rookie of the year...

6'0", 195 pounds and a great skater.

My origional choice in the Rookie pool was Luke Adam and I'm looking good as I'm up against...

Rookie side bet. $20 
> Darrin (Daryn), RNH 
> Bob, luke Adam 
> Curtis, Landeskog 
> Bryan, Couturier 
> Mike, Seguin (mike won't win as Seguin will not win rookie of the year,  lol)

Adam Henrique is looking like a real player for the Devils this year and watching the game the other night I would say that the Jets had a tough time containing him. He is only 21 but he has played in the WJC, two Memorial Cups on the Taylor Hall Spitfire team and the AHL. He could be a real good pro. 

2006-2007WINDSOR SPITFIRES-OHL62232144-172083
2007-2008WINDSOR SPITFIRES-OHL66202444172880
2008-2009WINDSOR SPITFIRES-OHL56303363394781
2009-2010WINDSOR SPITFIRES-OHL543839773857130
2010-2011ALBANY DEVILS-AHL73252550-32681518813.3