Originally Posted by gort
I wasn't watching but I imagine he isn't equipped to answer your question about rangers TV coverage so he probably just deflected. I wouldn't expect him to have any answer for you there.
He actually didn't deflect, I had wished I could have explained better the situation. He said he had no "inside info" but that these things happen and if you're unhappy call your provider (which I did) or switch providers (which I, and thousands others, can't).
I didn't explain that in NYC, million of people live in multi-dwelling units or apartment buildings. In these places options like DISH and DirecTV aren't available as the satellites aren't allowed. Also, many cable providers have their own "neighborhoods" so if you have TWC, you can't get cablevision. Verizon Fios is coming around, but has not reached many neighborhoods in the city yet.
Bettman and EJ did understand the frustration and appeared optimistic something would be resolved sooner rather than later. I also did hear from my local city councilmen that the sides are continually meeting and that there is progress being made. I think this can be something groundbreaking though, as politicians are forcing through legislation that would put two sides in situations like this into binding arbitration before stuff like this comes to fruition.