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    On TV isn't so bad, but you would have to have seen some games live to have the same perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyboy View Post
    On TV isn't so bad, but you would have to have seen some games live to have the same perspective.
    It's an interesting comparison, actually. When I watch games in person, I actually feel more in the moment, but less tense. I'm just happy to be there, a sort of weird, soothing focus that feels great. It feels better in person, regardless of the outcome. (Although I do get passionate - if I'm not working, I'm free to scream.)

    When I'm watching a game at home, I feel a great deal more tension, particularly when the stakes are high. Maybe part of it's the environment? With broadcasts, you've got your anchors, commentators, and color going on about how Player X hasn't produced numbers like he should, how Player Y is still injured, etc., whereas at the actual game you're surrounded by thousands of happy fans and an announcer saying, "Remember, check your ticket stubs for the chance to win a..."

    The perspectives shift, too. Via broadcast, the ice surface always looks huge to me, yet simultaneously like the players have little room to move. In person, it's the opposite - the rink's just as modest as I remember it, and yet, there's a lot of open space to navigate. Maybe that's just me, though.

    I think seeing games (of any league) in person is what it takes to hook someone, and then once addicted, it's like cocaine. At this stage, TV will suffice. You'll be happy to get anything, really. Downloadin' apps and whatnot to be updated on every goal.

    @kyuuei - If you don't live in/near a city with an NHL team, are there any other leagues accessible to you? AHL, USHL, NAHL? Any college teams? Although I've seen high prices at certain universities (D-I), tickets are typically much more manageable when going this route. Junior league games are very affordable if you wanna check out one of those, and they're still a great way to have fun and enjoy the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyboy View Post
    On TV isn't so bad, but you would have to have seen some games live to have the same perspective.
    I agree. Also, I think hockey has benefited more from HD than any other sport. It's much easier to follow the puck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiheroComplex View Post
    If you don't live in/near a city with an NHL team, are there any other leagues accessible to you? AHL, USHL, NAHL? Any college teams? Although I've seen high prices at certain universities (D-I), tickets are typically much more manageable when going this route. Junior league games are very affordable if you wanna check out one of those, and they're still a great way to have fun and enjoy the sport.
    We have the Aeros (at least, we did...) so it was really cheap to go see them and parking was decent. Unfortunately, they're leaving the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    We have the Aeros (at least, we did...) so it was really cheap to go see them and parking was decent. Unfortunately, they're leaving the city.
    Ahhh...they're becoming the Iowa Wild and moving to Des Moines, aren't they? Friggin' Iowa. Just taking everything away from everyone.

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    I'm guessing @Ponyboy is feeling pretty good right now.
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    ^ They'll probably go back to Texas. Nothing works out in Iowa.

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    ^I hope you're right. :c I miss them already and they haven't even left quite yet.
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    Some things work out with Iowa, as long as both of you maintain a mutual understanding and acceptance that any and all sex between you is purely exploratory at this phase. Sometimes, though, Iowa calls you repeatedly and wants to know the status of your relationship, and you're like, "Honey, I'm not in the mood to talk about this right now."

    Then Iowa pouts and never lets you have your AHL team back.

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    ^ Moral of the story: hockey doesn't belong in Iowa.

    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    ^I hope you're right. :c I miss them already and they haven't even left quite yet.
    How bout them Dallas Stars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    ^ Moral of the story: hockey doesn't belong in Iowa.

    How bout them Dallas Stars?
    Dallas is a 4 hour drive away, and the city is just awful to me.. Ive really never come across a city I disliked quite like Dallas. Most of them have a few merits at least.

    I'll probably resort to seeing them at some point in time though.
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