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Author Topic: Bomber fans vote yes to starting season 3-4 weeks early  (Read 3505 times)
Chris1982
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 09:30:26 PM »

It's more about TSN's ratings.  For the most part, in Canada hockey is number one, especially if a Canadian team is in the cup finals. 

Yup - obviously the majority of Canadians cheer for their home team first, but as long as there is a Canadian team still in the playoffs, I would guess that most hockey fans are going to continue to watch.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 02:42:08 PM »

It's more about TSN's ratings.  For the most part, in Canada hockey is number one, especially if a Canadian team is in the cup finals. 
How often has that happened in recent years?
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »

I vote for Saturday playoff games especially when it comes to the Grey Cup.....so much easier to recover from a hangover on a Sunday than a Monday lol. Plus it may draw even more viewers from the south if we don't insist on competing against the NFL.
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 03:30:31 PM »

Yup - obviously the majority of Canadians cheer for their home team first, but as long as there is a Canadian team still in the playoffs, I would guess that most hockey fans are going to continue to watch.

Even if there isn't a Canadian team in the SCF, Canadians still tune in to watch it. Are there numbers showing a significant difference between when a Canadian team is in and not?

All that said, I can't see the SCF hindering interest in the CFL season if the two should overlap.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 03:57:20 PM »

Even if there isn't a Canadian team in the SCF, Canadians still tune in to watch it. Are there numbers showing a significant difference between when a Canadian team is in and not?

All that said, I can't see the SCF hindering interest in the CFL season if the two should overlap.
I recall a couple years ago Sportsnet?s ratings were really down because there were no Canadian teams in the playoffs.

So you figure if the Jets were in the Stanley Cup finals and there was a Bomber game at the same time, that attendance/ratings for that Bomber game wouldn?t take a hit?  Of course it would. But like I said you could mitigate that by having the early CFL games in the season as afternoon weekend games, since NHL is in the evenings.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2018, 04:03:22 PM »

I recall a couple years ago Sportsnet?s ratings were really down because there were no Canadian teams in the playoffs.

So you figure if the Jets were in the Stanley Cup finals and there was a Bomber game at the same time, that attendance/ratings for that Bomber game wouldn?t take a hit?  Of course it would. But like I said you could mitigate that by having the early CFL games in the season as afternoon weekend games, since NHL is in the evenings.

From my point of view If the Jets are in a potential Stanley Cup clinching game on the same day as a Bomber regular season game then the Jets win. Non Stanley Clup clinching games don't matter to me.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 04:04:10 PM »

The CFL and NHL could simply work together on a schedule that benefits both. Pretty simple.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2018, 04:13:35 PM »

From my point of view If the Jets are in a potential Stanley Cup clinching game on the same day as a Bomber regular season game then the Jets win. Non Stanley Clup clinching games don't matter to me.
Hard core Bomber fans might think the same as you do.  But for casual fans, the majority would be watching the Jets if they were in the Cup Finals.  If the Jets were in the Stanley Cup Finals, the majority of Winnipeg would be watching every game.  And I believe that the NHL playoff schedule is released near and even during the playoffs, depending on how long each series goes, so it'd be impossible for the NHL and CFL to work on a schedule together that does not conflict. 
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »

Hard core Bomber fans might think the same as you do.  But for casual fans, the majority would be watching the Jets if they were in the Cup Finals.  If the Jets were in the Stanley Cup Finals, the majority of Winnipeg would be watching every game.  And I believe that the NHL playoff schedule is released near and even during the playoffs, depending on how long each series goes, so it'd be impossible for the NHL and CFL to work on a schedule together that does not conflict. 

It's not impossible if the NHL says they won't schedule any playoff games in the afternoon....the the cfl then says thanks...that is when we will schedule our games, at least until the NHL playoffs are over.

And as for the jets making the final.......lmao
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »

It's not impossible if the NHL says they won't schedule any playoff games in the afternoon....the the cfl then says thanks...that is when we will schedule our games, at least until the NHL playoffs are over.

And as for the jets making the final.......lmao
Ya that's how I said you mitigate it in an earlier post, by having weekend afternoon games to start the season that conflict with the Stanley Cup Finals. 

And I guess you don't follow the Jets...they're one of the best teams in the league this year. 
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2018, 04:44:20 PM »

You also said this....

so it'd be impossible for the NHL and CFL to work on a schedule together that does not conflict. 
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2018, 04:47:36 PM »

You also said this....

And that's true.  The NHL is not going to sit down with the CFL and work together on a schedule that works for both leagues.  The NHL is going to schedule game whenever work best for them.  Having said that we know that NHL Stanley Cup Finals games are in the evenings so the CFL could schedule it's early season games on weekend afternoon's so that it does not conflict with the Stanley Cup Finals. 
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2018, 04:49:03 PM »

Ya that's how I said you mitigate it in an earlier post, by having weekend afternoon games to start the season that conflict with the Stanley Cup Finals. 

And I guess you don't follow the Jets...they're one of the best teams in the league this year. 

I haven't followed the jets since they left.
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2018, 04:49:45 PM »

I haven't followed the jets since they left.
That's pretty obvious based on your comment. 
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2018, 05:00:32 PM »

There are ways to work around the conflict with the Stanley Cup playoffs....scheduling weekend afternoon games may be one possibility.  I think the fan attendance gained later in the season will outweigh the losses earlier in the season.   Would be great attending the Grey Cup game before Halloween and not having to wear a skidoo suit! 
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