Today in misleading NHL advertising - 11-03-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

When you go to the NHL's web site, all of that day's games are listed at the top of the page. And when a game is actually going on at that exact moment, they always put this bold red "WATCH LIVE" underneath that game. The indication is, you can watch the game through GameCener Live, the league's online video package:

Awesome! You can watch the Red Wing and Boston, two original six teams with pretty stacked rosters! Right?

Hmmm.... not quite....

You get a disappointing message stating:

"Watch this game LIVE on TV

US - Check Versus, NBC, or the NHL Network

Canada - Check CBC, TSN, or RDS

Or - Check your Local Regional Sports Network (Fox, NESN, CSN, MSG)

Basically, this game is on Versus in the United States so it's not available on GameCenter Live. And while the message on the front of the league's Web site doesn't specifically state is it available through GameCenter, it's heavily implied.

Maybe we're being a little too fuddy-duddy about this, but the NHL shouldn't do this. It's very misleading. Put a red "VERSUS" or "NHL Network" underneath the game. Don't mislead fans into thinking they can watch the game through GameCenter.

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