Good morning, New York Rangers fans. It may be Monday, but we’ve got your daily dose of hockey to brighten things up.
No More Paying for Entire NHL Game Center to Watch the Rangers? – Yahoo Sports
Beginning with the 2015-16 season, hockey fans will hopefully no longer have to buy all of NHL Game Center to watch their favorite team play.
An antitrust class-action lawsuit was filed three years ago, but a judge will soon approve or deny the proposed settlement (made this past Thursday) to determine whether or not a hockey fan can buy a subscription to any one team.
While this is great for Rangers fans who live far outside of the Big Apple, the local Blueshirts Faithful may have to stick to either watching games at the Garden or on the regular old TV; people living in New York are likely to be subject to blackout restrictions. This means that even if you buy the single team package, you won’t be able to watch it on Game Center because it’ll already be on TV.
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But there are Rangers fans, and a lot of hockey fans in general, allover the world who would benefit from the settlement should the judge approve it. So even though I live in the “zone,” I really do hope this new option will be added to Game Center.
Arizona Coyotes Fan Tazes Glendale Mayor (video) – 12 News
Remember a few days back when Glendale Mayor, Jerry Weiers, was put under fire for canceling the Arizona Coyotes‘ lease to their arena? Well who knew he was literally in for a shock when Coyotes fan, Ronda Pearson herself, tased the Mayor on Saturday.
But no need to worry; the Mayor announced that if $10, 000 were raised for Arizona first responders, he would allow himself to be tased. It took a last second donor to throw in several thousand dollars, but the Mayor stood true to his word and it turned out to be a brilliant charity event. It was a win-win situation; a good amount of money was raised for a good cause and the Coyotes fans got to blow off a little steam.
Chicago Blackhawks are One Win Away from Total Victory – NHL.com
With the series between the Blackhawks and the Lightning now 3-2, tonight’s Game Six is going to be huge. If the Hawks win it, it’ll be their third Stanley Cup win in six years and will earn them the title of a modern day NHL dynasty. It’ll also be their first Stanley Cup win on home ice since 1938.
As a Rangers fan, I’ll be okay with this considering the recent past between New York and the Lightning. The classy thing to do is to wish the best of luck to the team that knocked your own out, but deep down in my heart I’ll be hoping for a Hawks win tonight.
And that’s all for today, folks.
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