Originally Posted by Mr. Guru
I've never realized that the leafs never host a "shitty" team on a Saturday until I was a season ticket holder last year.
Isles, Yotes, Blue Jackets, etc always came into town mid week. Usually Tuesday games.
Sat HNIC games are pretty much reserved for Ottawa, Rangers, Philly, Boston, Washington. Original 6, rivalries, or other big marketing teams. Im sure this is identical in other markets as well.
Never realized it till last year though. Selling a Tuesday night game against the Islanders was a bitch!
Selling a Sat night game against the Islanders, and a Tuesday night game against Montreal would have been a lot more profitable!! Never happened.
Hah yeah, it's always been like that. Can you imagine Hockey Night in Canada with the Leafs taking on the Panthers!?!? What a waste viewer-ship that would be lol
Another reason for the disparity in fortunes between the big market and small market teams.