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Point/ Counterpoint : NHL 24/7

Welcome to another edition of Point/Counterpoint, where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes square off about all things hockey related. This week, Dain S. and Jim H. will discuss the pros and cons of the HBO Winter Classic-themed show 24/7. First up, point from Jim… I hate 24/7. There, I said it! Really though, I don’t. The fact is, I could literally watch the show 24/7. Its compelling and pertains to my interests. Here’s the problem with it — I’m thinking that too much info about your heroes and rivals takes away some of the mystery of the sport. I’d …

Point/Counterpoint: Does the NHL do enough (or too much) to bring in new fans?

The NHL does enough to bring in new fans…by Eden N. In the NHL marketing world, there is, well, what looks like, not much. I mean, how many of us fans are constantly having to explain why we love hockey? No one has to explain their love of football in this country. So, is the NHL doing enough to pull in new fans? There is more hockey on television today than ever before. I don’t really have to look up a statistic for that because, hello Versus and Center Ice and playoffs on network channels. HBO’s 24/7 has done extremely …

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Hi, you’ve reached Eden’s voicemail. I can’t come to the phone right now as I’m stuck on a multiple-day field trip with high school theatre students. Their overdramatic tendencies and general excessive volume prevented me from being able to see either last night’s game or the final episode of HBO’s 24/7. I’m stuck in a place called Normal with a bunch of theatre students which seems like over-irony and as much as I like theatre and grew up in it, less than twenty-four hours in and I remember why I got out. If you don’t hear from me by next …

Reevaluating (New Year and such)

I sit here with my cup of coffee (diluted with peppermint mocha creamer cause that’s how I roll) and look at my calendar that shows December with an old-fashioned painting of a hockey scene (gift from my dad last Christmas). Next to me is the 2012 calendar, this time with photos of the Flyers. It’s weird enough that Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Darroll Powe are all taking space in said calendar, but as I still like all three of them and miss them to some extent, I don’t mind. It’s almost a new year. 2012 supposedly will bring the …

A Jumble (of thoughts)

It’s two days to Christmas. That’s insane. I just got my packages out in the mail yesterday. Yeah, I was way late this year. Wish my family and friends didn’t live so far away. The logistics when you’re a nomad like me. I thought today I would just do some quick reviews of much that’s been going on. We’ve had two episodes of HBO’s 24/7 Flyers Rangers so far with lots of quotable moments (HuMANGous Big) and Giroux returned after four games off for a four point night. Crazy busy in Flyerdom. First though, The Hockey News, Vol. 65 No. …

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