Let’s Listen to Hockey as Well as Watch -An Audio Enhanced Cable Broadcast
At the risk of stating the obvious: Hockey is team sport.
What gets lost in typical broadcasts is the banter, the communication, the verbal jabs and joking that gets exchanged between players.
So, here’s the suggestion.
Put a separate feed on cable that has the game mic’d up and no announcers.
There was a similar experiment done sometime back, but I believe it was primarily to capture crowd noises as opposed to the sounds of the players.
Put a warning at the bottom of the screen to remind people that kids perhaps shouldn’t be watching if the following happens:
What do you think?