Early starts unfair for Ducks
There were all kinds of empty seats at the start of the game, largely because it was a 5 p.m. start on a work day.
But since it's Anaheim, Orange County, and a place that 'doesn't really care about hockey,' let's cater the start times of their games to that old, elusive eastern television audience. You know, the one that forced the American network to dump an afternoon overtime game to Versus because of a horsey prerace show.
Fans are paying unbelievable money to watch these games, and making them miss a good portion of the first period while they sit in traffic for Games 2, 5 and 7 is completely unacceptable.