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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:26 Thread Starter
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Questions for Non-North Americans?

How often do you watch the NHL?

Does local TV show it?

Who do they show? Any teams in particular?

Is the NHL overall popular where you from?

Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?

Is there a demand for more NHL games?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2008, 18:11
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It varies... last season I watched more NHL (mostly NYR games), but this season I didn't manage to watch a lot. A bit at the beginning of the season, that's it. Reason was the lack of time and I didn't have an access to the forum where I got download links for NHL games (missed a forum move and my account got deleted)

But I'm back in the forum and I also have NASN on telly since today. Just saw the Caps vs Pens. So local TV doesn't show anything. Our German ic hockey league is also only on payTV and that payTV channel stopped to show NHL 2 years ago.

The NHL is not popular here in Germany, no. From time to time you can watch a little report about German NHL players, mostly before Olympia, ice hockey world cups or something like that.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2008, 19:22
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I'm from Belgium..


How often do you watch the NHL?
As much as I can (if Tampa Bay plays..). A few games a week I think.

Does local TV show it?
No.

Who do they show? Any teams in particular?
No.

Is the NHL overall popular where you from?
Not at all.

Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?
Hard to tell. There's only 1 'premier' league, and the level of play is very low. They only show the championship game on TV, and they don't show any NHL games at all.

Is there a demand for more NHL games?
Don't think so. Hockey's not that popular here. I sure would appreciate it if they spend more attention to it.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2008, 22:02
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How often do you watch the NHL?
Every single day.

Does local TV show it?
No.

Who do they show? Any teams in particular?
-

Is the NHL overall popular where you from?
It's quite popular, but people still doesn't talk too much about it as it's being played at night. Another problem is probably that only Pay-channels offers this service. There's two channels who shows it, Canal+ and newly introduced NASN (North American Sports Network). It's still growing though.

Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?
It's not. The domestic league (Elitserien) is very popular over here and is watched by a lot of people.

Is there a demand for more NHL games?
I don't think so.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old January 30th, 2008, 01:13
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Just form reading the Russian press I can say this. Hockey gets ALOT of coverage. Buuuuuuut, when it comes to teams they only care about the RSL. When it comes to individual players, it's all about Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk, Datsyuk, etc.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old January 30th, 2008, 16:25
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How often do you watch the NHL?
Every Friday and Saturday.

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Does local TV show it?
Local? If you consider Czechoslovak version of Eurosport as local television than yes.

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Who do they show? Any teams in particular?
No.

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Is the NHL overall popular where you from?
Yes.

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Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?
No.

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Is there a demand for more NHL games?
Yes, there is.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old February 11th, 2008, 20:12
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How often do you watch the NHL?
once, twice a week

Does local TV show it?
cable TV´s Galaxie Sport and Sport1 show 6-7 games a week, unfortunately due to different time zone I can´t watch mid-weeks games, played at 02.00 or 03.00 AM of CET time

Who do they show? Any teams in particular?
mainly teams from East, especially those that play their Weekend´s games afternoon.

Is the NHL overall popular where you from?
sure

Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?
No, but NHL has huge fanbase here

Is there a demand for more NHL games ?
Howabout me, I´m happy with amount of broadcasted games
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old February 27th, 2008, 16:45
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How often do you watch the NHL?
rare

Does local TV show it?
no

Who do they show? Any teams in particular?
they dont show any teams

Is the NHL overall popular where you from?
not really

Is the NHL more popular then the domestic league?
well we dont have domestic hockey league

Is there a demand for more NHL games?
no
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