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Do you mind the later start?

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Offline Peter D.

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7:30 Starts
« on: September 25, 2014, 12:06:18 PM »
Much is being made ado (by media members at least) about the subtle change of pushing back 29 games (22 home, 7 away) from a 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. start time. 

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 12:07:51 PM »
The later, the better.  I miss the days where I can get home just after 9 and still be able to catch the 3rd period.  I also prefer hockey that runs later into the night, which would be after the kids go down to sleep and hockey could be watched in peace.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 12:10:53 PM »
I prefer the 730 start myself. 7 pm is just too early- by the time I get home from work, make dinner and clean up thereafter, it's way past 7. I wish the Saturday game would start later.  >:(

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 12:13:28 PM »
Really doesn't make a difference to me. It'll probably help fans in attendance at the ACC considering the mess that is Toronto traffic these days.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 12:39:49 PM »
I like it personally.  Sure, it was nice if you got home to turn on the game at 7pm, but I think there should be an effort to prioritize who is actually at the game.  7pm can be tough to make it to Toronto, especially if you are having to drive into the downtown.

Media people whining about it can buzz off.  I don't think there are a lot of mainstream media people who are must-reads anymore anyway and it seems to be those ones who are griping the most.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 12:47:12 PM »
I like 7:30 a fair bit better, especially when I go to the game. just that half hour later takes the game a little bit further away from the rush hour traffic.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 01:54:27 PM »
I like it personally.  Sure, it was nice if you got home to turn on the game at 7pm, but I think there should be an effort to prioritize who is actually at the game.  7pm can be tough to make it to Toronto, especially if you are having to drive into the downtown.

Media people whining about it can buzz off.  I don't think there are a lot of mainstream media people who are must-reads anymore anyway and it seems to be those ones who are griping the most.

The Leafs coverage in the media has become more like TMZ than about hockey.  It's rather stupid IMO.  I mean last week it was "there is a rift between Kessel and Spott".  I mean, give me an F'ing break.  They had one conversation and the player had his view on how a play should be done and now they hate each other?  For all I care the media can go shove it where the sun don't shine.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 02:02:33 PM »
You mad Bro?
I like it personally.  Sure, it was nice if you got home to turn on the game at 7pm, but I think there should be an effort to prioritize who is actually at the game.  7pm can be tough to make it to Toronto, especially if you are having to drive into the downtown.

Media people whining about it can buzz off.  I don't think there are a lot of mainstream media people who are must-reads anymore anyway and it seems to be those ones who are griping the most.

The Leafs coverage in the media has become more like TMZ than about hockey.  It's rather stupid IMO.  I mean last week it was "there is a rift between Kessel and Spott".  I mean, give me an F'ing break.  They had one conversation and the player had his view on how a play should be done and now they hate each other?  For all I care the media can go shove it where the sun don't shine.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2014, 02:38:14 PM »

If it's a legitimate 7:30 puck drop I'm fine with it. If it's 7:30 for the anthems and pre-game and whatever ceremonies they might have then it might drag.
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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 02:43:48 PM »
You mad Bro?
I like it personally.  Sure, it was nice if you got home to turn on the game at 7pm, but I think there should be an effort to prioritize who is actually at the game.  7pm can be tough to make it to Toronto, especially if you are having to drive into the downtown.

Media people whining about it can buzz off.  I don't think there are a lot of mainstream media people who are must-reads anymore anyway and it seems to be those ones who are griping the most.

The Leafs coverage in the media has become more like TMZ than about hockey.  It's rather stupid IMO.  I mean last week it was "there is a rift between Kessel and Spott".  I mean, give me an F'ing break.  They had one conversation and the player had his view on how a play should be done and now they hate each other?  For all I care the media can go shove it where the sun don't shine.

When it affects the players ability to play and is a disadvantage to our hockey club then yes.  LA Kings, Chicago or the rest of the league pretty much don't need to deal with this stuff and the added stress and pressure it gives the players.  I truly believe the media is a major detriment to this hockey club whether it being affecting a player's ability to play or attracting elite free agents.  So am I mad bro?  Yeah I'm mad brah.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 03:34:48 PM »
I have to be up early 7 days a week so I prefer the 7pm starts. But really, it's a half hour. It doesn't make that big a difference.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 01:41:46 PM »
7:30pm starts are better.  I always thought that the 7pm time slot is a tad too early.  All home games should start at this hour, especially weekend (Saturday) games at least.

Since people work during weekdays, perhaps the earlier (7pm) time may be more suitable for them (in terms of getting home from the game a little earlier), which is understandable.  But, for weekend games, the change in time (to 7:3pm) may be more suitable & convenient.
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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 02:51:30 PM »
Weekday   7:30
Weekend   8:00

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 03:09:03 PM »
How many season's has it been since they switched from 7:30pm to 7pm? 6? It hasn't been that long.

I prefer 7:30pm. Traffic in Toronto is insane.

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 03:12:26 PM »
Personally id rather 7 during week. I get up 445 -5 am for work.. When games go to the dumb shootouts they may now go past 10:30 >:(

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Re: 7:30 Starts
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 03:12:26 PM »