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Anyone else watching on Center Ice?

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Yeah the Tampa announcers were whining all night ... weird thing is, I talked to my brother and he has the Center Ice package on DirecTV and he had the TSN feed. I have the digital cable on Comcast and got SunSports or whatever ...

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I have Comcast too, and I had Sun. I was so annoyed by the end of the game. I think those may be some of the most biased announcers in the league. Actually the Play by play guy wasn't too awful. It was the color guy that drove me nuts.

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I had Sun also via digital cable.

 

I learned a few years ago that the vast majority of announcers are homers, and while they certainly talk about the Sabres more than the opponent (as opposed to cheering for them), it reinforces just how good Rick Jeanneret and Jim Lorentz are.

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Yeah, the coverage was pretty biased. What really gets me is THEY NEVER SHOW THE FREAKING LINES!! God, will any station ever list the players and what lines they are going with. Horrible.

 

The color guy for Tampa was whinning like a little B$^#TCH about the crosscheck. Fug 'em. Good win for our boys! :D

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Yeah, the coverage was pretty biased. What really gets me is THEY NEVER SHOW THE FREAKING LINES!! God, will any station ever list the players and what lines they are going with. Horrible.

The Atlanta broadcast showed the lines in the Habs game last night at the beginning of the 1st. I can't think of any other broadcasts that I've seen where both teams lines were shown.

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Anyone else annoyed?

Yup annoyed have yet hear Rick J do a sabres game on DTV Center ICE. Damn I miss Empire these OLN and now the Tampa announcers are terrible. I tried listenin on internet but delay is so bad I am going to try syncin internet audio with Tivo to watch game with best announcers in hockey.

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Did anyone notice at one point during the game they put up a graphic for some tv show that covered a quarter of the screen? The problem was, it was in the middle of play. Show that crap during whistles, not during the game.

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I agree, the Lightening broadcast team is gawd awful...

 

I had to watch the game on videotape, as I had to work. I fast forward through the commercials. One thing I noticed, between periods, they only showed replays of the Lightening goals, and none of the Sabres! How lame was that?

 

One thing I used to love about hockey on tv, when they had a commercial break, during a period, you saw one commercial. Now it seems like they show 3 or 4 every break. Talk about slowing things down...I guess the NHL needs all the ad dollars it can get right now, so I shouldn't complain....

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One thing I used to love about hockey on tv, when they had a commercial break, during a period, you saw one commercial.  Now it seems like they show 3 or 4 every break.  Talk about slowing things down...I guess the NHL needs all the ad dollars it can get right now, so I shouldn't complain....

They used to have "several" short breaks per period. They standardized that to 4-60 second breaks per period. About 3 or 4 years ago they changed that to 3 - 100 second breaks. The TV timeouts occur at the 1st even strength faceoff after the 6:00, 10:00, and 14:00 marks.

 

If you go to the game, look for the red light between the penalty boxes. When it is on, you have a TV timeout.

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