History Series / NHL247

30th Dec '14 12:07:17 PM nombretomado
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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For its fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.

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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For its fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} {{Creator/HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.
2nd Jul '14 11:10:26 AM rexpensive
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In the series, which airs in 4 hour long episodes, producers follow the players, coaches, and staff of the two teams around in the locker room and in various aspects of their daily lives over the course of the month of December leading up to the January 1st game. Fans (and [[{{Hater}} haters]]) of the teams receive an inside look at each practice, each game, and even in the homes and families of the players. You might expect any amount of [[MomentOfAwesome awesomeness]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but what truly made it a fan favorite are the unexpectedly [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] bits that make it a rich well of MemeticMutation for hockey fans of all pursuasions.

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In the series, which airs in 4 hour long episodes, producers follow the players, coaches, and staff of the two teams around in the locker room and in various aspects of their daily lives over the course of the month of December leading up to the January 1st game. Fans (and [[{{Hater}} [[Literature/{{Hater}} haters]]) of the teams receive an inside look at each practice, each game, and even in the homes and families of the players. You might expect any amount of [[MomentOfAwesome awesomeness]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but what truly made it a fan favorite are the unexpectedly [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] bits that make it a rich well of MemeticMutation for hockey fans of all pursuasions.
19th Jun '14 11:28:23 PM bubzilla
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: It's not so much that his teammates dislike Bryzgalov, they just find him off-putting and seem to steer clear of him to prevent being sucked into one of his weird observations.
16th Apr '14 7:27:52 AM LongLiveHumour
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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[TheWindyCity The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For its fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.

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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[TheWindyCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For its fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.
26th Dec '13 7:19:05 PM jaredcage
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* Mr.SwearsALot: Bruce Boudreau nuff said.

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* Mr.SwearsALot: SirSwearsALot: Bruce Boudreau nuff said.
8th Nov '13 8:10:53 PM bubzilla
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** In season 2, John Tortorella is beginning to give Bruce a run for his money

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** In season 2, Both John Tortorella is beginning to give AND Peter Laviollette gave Bruce a run for his money
4th Nov '13 9:41:28 PM Greenygal
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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[TheWindyCity The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For it's fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.

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In 2008, the [[{{NHL}} National Hockey League]] came up with the crazy idea of having a nationally televised game played at an outdoor stadium on New Years Day. The event known as the ''Winter Classic'' between the Buffalo Sabres and [[UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} Pittsburgh Penguins]] was so well-received that it became an annual event that was used to highlight some of the league's classic rivalries such as [[TheWindyCity The Blackhawks]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} The Red Wings]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} The Bruins]] vs [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} The Flyers]]. For it's its fourth year, the league chose to instead highlight a more recent rivalry in that of the Penguins (again) against the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC Washington Capitals]], but more importantly to highlight their respective stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the two players most likely to be recognized by non-hockey fans who might watch the game. The league's motivation for doing this was [[MoneyDearBoy somewhat understandable]]. It proved to be for the best though because the added publicity of the matchup prompted {{HBO}} to produce a hockey variant of their recurring series ''24/7'', which had previously covered high profile boxing matchs, and so ''NHL 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic'' was born and quickly became a fan favorite with the upcoming second season being as anticipated as the Winter Classic game itself.
24th Oct '13 8:28:53 PM Beaviz1981
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* MrSwearsALot: Bruce Boudreau nuff said.

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* MrSwearsALot: Mr.SwearsALot: Bruce Boudreau nuff said.
24th Oct '13 8:28:34 PM Beaviz1981
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* MrSwearsALot: Bruce Broadau nuff said.

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* MrSwearsALot: Bruce Broadau Boudreau nuff said.
24th Oct '13 8:14:41 PM Beaviz1981
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* MisterSwearsALot: Bruce Broadau nuff said.

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* MisterSwearsALot: MrSwearsALot: Bruce Broadau nuff said.
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