After people starting replying to the Mastro post I thought I'd ask why do you guys think the auction world is fairly slow right now for hockey?? Its a great matchup for the Stanley Cup so why so slow?? Is it just because people are losing interest since its almost over?
First, many people lose interest in the playoffs when their team is eliminated, or they don't like any of the teams that are left.
Second, here in the U.S., very few games are being shown on TV. NBC has shown a few here and there, but one of those got bumped when it went into overtime and the Preakness Race was about to start!
Currently the Versus Network carries NHL games. It's a small channel and most cable companies charge extra for it. When I called the cable company to ask about it, the lady I spoke to hadn't even heard of the channel before. She thought I was giving her an incorrect name until she looked it up. That little channel will cost me an extra $10! That's about the price of HBO!
The NHL should never have signed a contract with a network that people can even see!!!!!!
Also, like someone said earlier, now that the weather is nice, a lot of people spend their time outdoors and on vacation. They don't spend as much time on the computer checking for cards until the end of summer. That being said, there are still enough people bidding to keep things interesting, but you don't always have as much to bid on!
like the old song says---hey guys no kidding everything is slow and auctions/sellers do not sell there good stuff. it is the off season of collecting for hockey. just a bad time to sell or buy as summer approaches and the challenge for the stanley cup is almost over. at this time personally i rather go fishing,drive my muscle cars or just hang out with freinds outside. winter and fall are the peak season for the good stuff and action to start up again.