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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    MLB has been actively trying to destroy its fan base for forty years.
    Oh MLB is an easy #2 with the owners collusion in the 80's and the resulting strike in 1994, but the NHL still takes #1 with all the lockouts.

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    NFL reminds you that it focuses on alienating its players instead.

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Oh MLB is an easy #2 with the owners collusion in the 80's and the resulting strike in 1994, but the NHL still takes #1 with all the lockouts.
    That's gotta be the biggest thing but it's hilarious to see people talk about scoring being a problem and then the league literally does nothing about it. And it wouldn't take much either, they could just call the rule book like they did in 2007.

    The other thing is how poorly the league is marketed. I remember when they held a focus group to try and figure out how they were gonna sell the lockout to people and make the players look bad. The focus group had basically all white people and like a single woman there. I wouldn't doubt that's basically who all their marketing in general is directed towards and yet they can't seem to figure out how to grow the sport's popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    That's gotta be the biggest thing but it's hilarious to see people talk about scoring being a problem and then the league literally does nothing about it. And it wouldn't take much either, they could just call the rule book like they did in 2007.

    The other thing is how poorly the league is marketed. I remember when they held a focus group to try and figure out how they were gonna sell the lockout to people and make the players look bad. The focus group had basically all white people and like a single woman there. I wouldn't doubt that's basically who all their marketing in general is directed towards and yet they can't seem to figure out how to grow the sport's popularity.
    What's funny is the head of marketing for the NHL is a buddy of mine from NYC. Not sure he was in charge during the lockout though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    What's funny is the head of marketing for the NHL is a buddy of mine from NYC. Not sure he was in charge during the lockout though.
    Ah that's really interesting! It'd be cool to hear some of his insights.

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    We need Tony X (of viral Twitter user discovers playoff hockey, IT'S LIT) to be in charge of marketing. Easy.

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    Mantha, Frk, and Larkin with a combined 3-3-6 line tonight. Hey, maybe the "kids" are alright.
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    That FML line is pretty good!

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    Against postseason form Dubnyk. Doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Against postseason form Dubnyk. Doesn't count.
    He sure left his five-hole wide open tonight.
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    Wow - hoped for a win but didn't see this coming.

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    Get the postgame show too! Never did with Center Ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Wow - hoped for a win but didn't see this coming.

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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    the regular season doesn't matter, just finish in the top 8
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    the regular season doesn't matter, just finish in the top 8
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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    the regular season doesn't matter, just finish in the top 8
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    Re: NHL 2017.1: We turn over a new Leaf and still find a Penguin

    Well he's technically wrong. The regular season matters in that you must finish in the top 8 if you want to be in the post season.

    Heres to the Pens going 0-82!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    *checks Wikipedia*

    Well, I'll be dammed, you're right Mookie! The Stanley Cup winner has NEVER come from ninth in the conference or lower!
    Though this isn't necessarily true anymore with the whole 3 teams from each division automatically getting in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Though this isn't necessarily true anymore with the whole 3 teams from each division automatically getting in.
    I guess it's statistically possible for the 3rd place team in a division to finish 9th in the conference, but I suspect it would be pretty unlikely.
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