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08:23 AM ET 09.17 | Looking for a "winner" in the NHL lockout? Canada's cable TV sports networks are going to make more money by not showing NHL games this fall than if the NHL had started the season on time. To understand the inverse logic of the lockout and its victims, you need to consider that an average regular season broadcast in Canada can have production costs of about $60,000; typical advertising revenue for that game comes in anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 short of production costs. Where the hockey cable broadcasters make their profit is from fees paid by cable/satellite companies (via your wallet) to make up the difference. ... The fees range from about 10 to 15 cents per subscription for Rogers newly acquired The Score to about $1.50 at Sportsnet and a little more than that at TSN.

The Globe and Mail

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September 17, 2012  08:40 AM ET

A silver lining?

September 17, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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A silver lining?

Saturdays a 4 pm PST won't be so depressing.

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September 17, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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.I thought the Globe was supposed to be a good rag business-wise?

we all also thought that the Dwarf was supposed to be a businessman....

September 17, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Yes, it is a GREAT boon that they have now lost 80% of their sports highlight shows' material, not to mention complementary broadcasts (That's Hockey, HockeyCentral etc), lack of material for their radio outlets, online content...yes the networks are SO happy that the product they dump millions for rights to, not to mention the fact that a team the two biggest networks just bought together and happens to be a proven cash-cow, is now gone.I thought the Globe was supposed to be a good rag business-wise?

I don't know anything about the Globe since I don't live there nor have I ever read it (other than quotes appearing in these threads). BUT.....................this appears to be remarkably childish and perhaps even stupid?

September 17, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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we all also thought that the Dwarf was supposed to be a businessman....

And we all also thought the players love the game and respect the fans.

September 17, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Another positive NO DON CHERRY!!

September 17, 2012  10:19 AM ET
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And we all also thought the players love the game and respect the fans.

Well Roamer, you know what thought did ? Thought ,thought he farted but he pooped his pants.

September 17, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Seeing how all the young stars have been assigned to AHL teams, are we going to be able to see the AHL games on TV?

SCREW THE NHL!

Hell, yes! Give us the AHL!!

September 17, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Another positive NO DON CHERRY!!



A lot of people like Don Cherry.

September 17, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Well Roamer, you know what thought did ? Thought ,thought he farted but he pooped his pants.

Are you going to become an avid WHL fan is they televise the games?

September 17, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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A lot of people like Don Cherry.

Count me among them.

September 17, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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Seeing how all the young stars have been assigned to AHL teams, are we going to be able to see the AHL games on TV?SCREW THE NHL! Hell, yes! Give us the AHL!!

I've got plans to attend AHL games in Cleveland and Hershey already! A lot less expensive, close enough to get to several times a year. Actually I have been going to more AHL games than NHL for the last 10 years and I enjoy them a lot. Plus, you don't need a mortgage to get tickets!

September 17, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Count me among them.

And me.

September 17, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Count me among them.

Me too.

September 17, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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I've got plans to attend AHL games in Cleveland and Hershey already! A lot less expensive, close enough to get to several times a year. Actually I have been going to more AHL games than NHL for the last 10 years and I enjoy them a lot. Plus, you don't need a mortgage to get tickets!

Cleveland? I bet you'll see far more exciting games than you would've in Columbus.

September 17, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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Seeing how all the young stars have been assigned to AHL teams, are we going to be able to see the AHL games on TV?SCREW THE NHL! Hell, yes! Give us the AHL!!

please.....players that want to play..........

September 17, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Cleveland? I bet you'll see far more exciting games than you would've in Columbus.

LMAO. True enough. Cleveland is the Avalanch farm club and Hershey is for the Caps. Holtby is on a two-way contract I think so he'll be in Hershey I'm sure. The quality of hockey is pretty good. (As you say, better than Columbus!) :-)

 
September 17, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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The quality of hockey is pretty good.

In all the Hershey games I have gone to I can count on one hand where the quality of play wasn't just shy of the pros. They sure put out a great product for the $26 it costs for 100 level seating.

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