Well, it’s Saturday, January 19th and hockey is back. After a lockout that caused half the season to be lost, a new CBA was signed and today is opening day of the shortened 2013 season.
Everyone is saying sorry, the players, the coaches, GM’s, and the fans are coming back. If you are like me, waking up this morning was like Christmas day.
That is, unless you accepted the NHL’s half-hearted gesture of NHL GameCenter Live for $50 for the rest of the shortened season.
With a lot riding on opening day, today is a monumental day for the NHL. They had a chance to show the fans they were truly sorry, and today should be a banner day for the sport.
Enter the most epic fail in recent sports technology history in my opinion… NHL GameCenter is not working for most users. Across Twitter, fans who subscribed to the service are livid, and they are getting no response from the NHL.
To add salt to the wounds, it appears the NHL thought it was a great day to do a massive GameCenter advertising blitz on the tv broadcasts, on the rink boards, and even on the NHL.com homepage.
You can also watch the games live stream on both the NBC and CBC websites if you live in the right country.
CBC Feed for Canadian based fans: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockeynightincanada/video/live/
For those affected, let us know your thoughts in the comments.