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Monday, September 17, 2007

Training Camp Complete - Preseason Begins

I woke up this morning in a good mood and I wasn't sure why. Once I had my coffee and my brain kicked in, I was like a kid in a candy store as I remembered today was the start of preseason for the Avalanche.

The Avalanche face the Coyotes tonight at 10:00PM ET at the arean in Glendale, Arizona. Ah, I love corporate naming rights, don't you? The game will be accessible via radio and *may* be available as a free stream from the freshly launched site.

Launch the portal and then selected the Avalanche stream and cross your fingers! I've railed against the NHL's online offerings in the past but this is a giant step in the right direction.

EDIT: Bad news - the Avalanche game won't be available. Good news -select preseason games definitely are. Bad news - the system is still full of issues. I won't break them down into huge detail but it's still quite shaky. Go ahead and give it a shot and you may be able to catch the Canucks game. You have to register for Centre Ice first and then choose the free preseason package. Then hope your cookie sticks (not a euphemism) otherwise you may have to re-register with new details. Luckily my many years on the run from law have given me multiple aliases. *insert evil laugh*

It's a new service so there may be hiccups. If you can't get the game going, ask around on the forums and I bet someone will be able to give you a hand. Ensure you have the latest Flash player installed and that you are coming from a US or Canadian IP address. If you aren't in the States or Canada, there are ways to work around that problem. I won't publish them here because I do not condone it.


Draft Dodger said...

so, we can see some preseason games IF we can get their silly player working?

nice work, NHL. another half-assed accomplishment in the Bank of Mediocrity

Shane Giroux said...

Yeah, it's ridiculous. I was so pumped when I saw the site. Then I tried using it and it's terrible. Errors at random times (and unhelpful errors that people don't understand), links not seeming to work b/c they aren't giving proper feedback. I could go on and on.

The idea is great, the implementation is awful. I'm contemplating asking for their code and just fixing it all up for them for free.

So yep, another half-assed accomplishment. At best.

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