SBD/Issue 87/Sports Media

Blog Hound: Blogs Fuming Over NHL’s Decision To Keep Sked

Most bloggers are livid over the NHL BOG’s decision to keep the current scheduling in place as opposed to altering the schedule to allow for more out-of-conference games.

HockeyNation
Posted By: KP
“If you deny a wide swath of your fan base the opportunity to see some of the best stars in the game on a year to year basis, then you shouldn’t be terribly surprised to see the interest in your league drop off.”
Hockey Buzz Blog
Posted By: Josh Plummer
“I guess what's frustrating me the most is the NHL doesn't seem to be listening to us. We're the shareholders, we're the ones who open our wallets and we're the ones the NHL should be trying to satisfy.”
The Checking Line
Posted By: Brent Bollmeier
“Eleven owners killed this thing. ELEVEN out of THIRTY! Rather than grow the game by marketing its young stars across the continent, they’re content to keep their riches to themselves.”
Behind the Jersey
Posted By: Christy Hammond
“I don’t understand how the media and fans can complain so much about the schedule over the past month and nothing changes. Ugh. I hate the current schedule. Hate it.”
Sports Business News Blog
Posted By: Howard Bloom
“It’s time the National Hockey League Board of Governors showed they really care about their game, show they really care about the future of the NHL and hold Gary Bettman accountable for his lack of leadership in managing the NHL.”

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