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  • Hokies94 Jan 1, 6:59 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    Most people here never grew up with hockey. Most love college basketball, football, and the NFL. I prefer the ACC of course. Go Hokies!

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 30, 2:29 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    I think the majority of people in NC just don't give a "hockey" about that sport.... View More

    — Posted by marthastewart101

    or maybe that we don't give a puck about hockey.

  • jhigman1960 Dec 30, 2:24 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    I think there's a bigger issue here regarding the media's "coverage" of all local teams. Our area likes to boast about growth and where we fit in the national media market listing. But there is no competition among the outlets to "break" stories. Yes, they all write about college recruits -- which are the biggest waste of time stories ever written because none of the writers knows/sees any of the athletes recruited and the majority of 5-stars turn out to be average (or it seems arrested or caught cheating/accepting gifts). No one seems to be worried about getting beaten to the punch on stories, especially with the pros, around here. Our market is considered larger than Pittsburgh, yet the media competition there for stories is fierce. If one of the electronic outlets would step up and provide hard news coverage of our teams, it would benefit us fans.

  • shepherdofwolves Dec 30, 11:20 a.m.
    All Star

    Why isn't there a loud cry from Caniacs regarding coverage of our team? For example, we are the... View More

    — Posted by jhigman1960

    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact none of the N&O's writers really know jack about hockey. More coverage on the Canes from the N&O isn't going to be beneficial to you. Go to the Canes website. Listen to Chuck Kaiton in the hour before game time. Catch Jon Forslund when he's a guest on the radio and wach Canes Live following the games.

    Once April rolls around, and college basketball season is over, and if the Canes are in the playoff hunt, the N&O will amp up their coverage. Happens every year. Until then you just got to deal with the fact we live on Tobacco Road. College sports is king. Always will be. NFL is second. NASCAR is probably third. Maybe not directly in the triangle, but definitely in the surrounding areas the N&O wants to expand.

    It's also a problem of a weak economy, lack of advertising revenue, and so writing staffs are getting smaller. Maybe one day the paper will get a real hockey writer to cover the Canes and not some stop-gap they've lifted from another sport. I wouldn't worry about it though. The N&O sucks. You shouldn't support them anyway.

  • undauntedheel Dec 30, 10:25 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    I hate to break it to you but I doubt the Canes are above NASCAR anywhere in NC. Unfortunately having a Hockey team does not make us a hockey town so until people routinely show up and seek out coverage of the canes, there won't be any unless they are making a run at the cup. BTW isn't it bad enough that the Panthers are on TV every Sunday. Let's not burn another one of our limited outlets for local sports with hockey.

  • gwnunn Dec 30, 10:18 a.m.
    Veteran

    I think every game should be televised. I live 60 miles away and don't have the change to buy tickets but I am a real fan and would like to see them every night on TV.

  • jhigman1960 Dec 29, 3:39 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    Why isn't there a loud cry from Caniacs regarding coverage of our team? For example, we are the only NHL market where the major newspaper does not devote a full page to NHL coverage once a week. The N&O wastes space on NASCAR and has a Sunday NFL page to go along with the college football and basketball columns. Yet, there is nothing on gameday to preview that night's game and never any weekly NHL news columns. These columns promote the sport and increase the fan base knowledge of the sport around the league. Plus, with the AHL franchise in Charlotte, that would only enhance the coverage because if you really want to know what's happening with the Canes, you need to know the minor league action as well. If the fan base won't loudly complain -- including voicing opinions on the local sports radio stations -- then we will be considered second class behind men's college sports and barely above NASCAR and women's basketball.

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