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Monday, August 22, 2011

And Now For Something Completely Different...

How about some hockey news??

In the wake of preparations for the upcoming NFL kickoff week (which is still a little ways away), low and behold we have some hockey news.  The NHL announced the schedule for 2011-12.  Not just any schedule, though.  The TV broadcast schedule. Now let me qualify this whole thing by saying that this really only applies to people in the United States.  For our Canadian viewers...YOU LIVE IN CANADA!!!  Is there anything else on TV except hockey?  I don't think so.

To start, lets look at the Versus schedule first.  This is stolen directly from their main page.  A couple things to note...the flex games are set that way because as parent company, NBC gets first dibs on the game that will be televised on the network stations.  Whatever other game is left will be shown on VS. in whatever region you may be in. If you still don't get VS., I apologize to you.  It's not my fault.  Blame Bettman.


DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME NOTES
Thu. 10/6 Philadelphia Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/6 Pittsburgh Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 10/7 N.Y. Rangers Los Angeles 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/8 N.Y. Rangers Anaheim 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 10/10 Tampa Bay Washington (Non Exclusive) 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 10/11 Florida Pittsburgh (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 10/12 Boston Carolina 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 10/17 Colorado Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 10/18 Pittsburgh (Non Exclusive) Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 10/25 Tampa Bay Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 10/31 San Jose N.Y. Rangers (Non Exclusive) 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/1 Anaheim Washington (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/2 Philadelphia Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 11/7 N.Y. Islanders Boston (Non Exclusive) 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/8 Carolina New Jersey 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/9 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 11/14 Buffalo Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/15 Colorado Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/16 New Jersey Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 11/21 Boston (Non Exclusive) Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 11/22 Los Angeles St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 11/28 Tampa Bay Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 11/29 Pittsburgh (Non Exclusive) N.Y. Rangers (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/30 Tampa Bay Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 12/5 Phoenix Chicago 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/6 Detroit (Non Exclusive) St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 12/7 Philadelphia Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 12/12 New Jersey Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/13 San Jose Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 12/14 Chicago Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 12/19 Anaheim Dallas 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/20 Chicago Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/21 Philadelphia Dallas 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 12/26 Dallas St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 12/27 St. Louis Detroit (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/28 N.Y. Rangers Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 1/2 San Jose Vancouver 8:00 PM 5:00 PM
Tue. 1/3 Detroit (Non Exclusive) Dallas 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 1/4 Boston New Jersey 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 1/8 Detroit Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 1/10 San Jose Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 1/11 Pittsburgh Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 1/15 N.Y. Rangers Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 1/16 Dallas St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 1/17 Nashville N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/18 Buffalo Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 1/23 St. Louis Detroit (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 1/24 Minnesota Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 1/25 Detroit Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 1/31 Washington Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 2/1 N.Y. Rangers Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/5 Boston Washington 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Mon. 2/6 Detroit Phoenix 8:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tue. 2/7 Los Angeles Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 2/8 Boston Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/12 Washington N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sun. 2/12 Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Mon. 2/13 San Jose Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/14 Anaheim Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 2/15 Boston Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/19 New Jersey Montreal 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Mon. 2/20 Washington (Non Exclusive) Carolina 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/21 Detroit (Non Exclusive) Chicago (Non Exclusive) 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/22 Los Angeles Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 2/26 Chicago Anaheim 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
Mon. 2/27 New Jersey N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/28 Los Angeles Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 2/29 Pittsburgh Dallas 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sun. 3/4 Boston N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. 3/4 Philadelphia Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 3/5 Buffalo Winnipeg 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 3/6 Minnesota Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 3/7 Toronto Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 3/11 Los Angeles Chicago 7:00 PM 6:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sun. 3/11 Boston Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Mon. 3/12 Anaheim Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 3/13 Carolina N.Y. Rangers (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/14 Colorado Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 3/18 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sun. 3/18 Washington Chicago 7:00 PM 6:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Mon. 3/19 New Jersey N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 3/20 Phoenix Dallas 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 3/21 Detroit N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 3/25 Minnesota Washington 5:00 PM 5:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sun. 3/25 Nashville Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Mon. 3/26 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 3/27 Tampa Bay Boston (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/28 Detroit Columbus 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 4/1 Boston N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sun. 4/1 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Mon. 4/2 Washington (Non Exclusive) Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 4/3 Pittsburgh (Non Exclusive) Boston (Non Exclusive) 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 4/4 Detroit St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Thu. 4/5 Columbus Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 4/6 Phoenix St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sat. 4/7 Buffalo Boston 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Washington N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 4:00 PM 4:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Chicago Detroit 4:00 PM 4:00 PM NBC/VERSUS Flex

Did you see that?  If my count is correct, the Pens have 14 games on VS. (and that was the sound of half of the United States and all of Canada shutting their TVs off simultaneously.)  But the big winner looks to be the Champs.  It appears Boston also has 14 games which is a big upgrade from last season where they only had 10.  I will admit, I didn't count anyone else so for all I know, they could all have 14 games.

How about NBC?  NBC, just like every year since rejoining the ranks of televised NHL games, doesn't really start broadcasting until the second half of the season.  Each year they usually have a kickoff/preview kind of game around Thanksgiving just to "wet your whistle" so to speak.  This year it's Detroit, the odds on favorite to win the Cup this year, versus the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.  That still sounds weird when I say it.  Here is what they are planning to broadcast.


DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME NOTES
Fri. 11/25 Detroit Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Mon. 1/2 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia     1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 Chicago Detroit 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Sun. 1/22 Boston Philadelphia 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. 1/22 Washington Pittsburgh 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sun. 2/12 Washington N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 2/12 Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 2/19 Pittsburgh Buffalo 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Sun. 2/19 San Jose Detroit 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Sun. 2/19 St. Louis Chicago 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sun. 2/19 Boston Minnesota 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sun. 3/4 Boston N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 3/4 Philadelphia Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 3/11 Los Angeles Chicago 7:00 PM 6:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 3/11 Boston Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 3/18 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 3/18 Washington Chicago 7:00 PM 6:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 4/1 Boston N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sun. 4/1 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Buffalo Boston 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Washington N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Philadelphia Pittsburgh 4:00 PM 4:00 PM NBC/VS Flex
Sat. 4/7 Chicago Detroit 4:00 PM 4:00 PM NBC/VS Flex





Again, ripped straight from the source.  The Flex thing is once again a choice that NBC makes on who gets what game.  The Pens only have 6 on NBC this year.  Boston has 5. 


The NHL network has finally got into the swing of things this year with a ton of games on the docket.  It always amazed me before how the NHL Network didn't show games as often as I thought they should. The NFL Network basically took over the Thursday game thing and cut everyone else out except the local regional market networks that televise their local teams.  It would be cool to see the NHL finally step up and do that.  I'm sick of watching reruns of the 2010 Stanley Cup finals and the Day With The Cup series.  You can only see those so many times.  This is definitely a step in the right direction in my opinion.

DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME
Sat. 10/8 Tampa Bay Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 10/9 Montreal Winnipeg 5:00 PM 4:00 PM
Thu. 10/13 Washington Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Boston Chicago 8:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 10/20 Washington Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 Minnesota Vancouver 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 Detroit Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/27 Montreal Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 10/28 San Jose Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 10/29 Ottawa N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Boston Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 11/3 Anaheim N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 11/4 Chicago Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 11/5 Montreal N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 11/11 Washington New Jersey 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/12 New Jersey Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 11/17 Pittsburgh Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 11/19 Detroit Los Angeles 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 11/19 N.Y. Rangers Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 11/25 N.Y. Rangers Washington 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Pittsburgh Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/1 Pittsburgh Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 12/2 Detroit Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 12/3 Montreal Los Angeles 3:30 PM 12:30 PM
Sat. 12/3 Toronto Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/8 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Montreal New Jersey 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/15 Philadelphia Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 12/17 Boston Philadelphia 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 12/17 Los Angeles Detroit 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 12/23 Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 1/1 Calgary Nashville 6:00 PM 5:00 PM
Fri. 1/6 N.Y. Rangers Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Vancouver Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Detroit Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 1/12 Montreal Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 1/13 Tampa Bay Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 Colorado Dallas 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 N.Y. Rangers Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 1/19 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 1/20 Montreal Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 N.Y. Rangers Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 San Jose Vancouver 4:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 Montreal Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/2 Carolina Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/4 Pittsburgh Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 2/4 Los Angeles Carolina 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/9 Toronto Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 2/10 Anaheim Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 2/11 Winnipeg Pittsburgh 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 2/11 Montreal Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/16 Chicago N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/18 Pittsburgh Philadelphia 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 2/18 Washington Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/23 Vancouver Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 2/25 Tampa Bay Pittsburgh 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 Chicago Los Angeles 8:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 Washington Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/2 N.Y. Rangers Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 3/3 Toronto Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 3/4 Chicago Detroit 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Thu. 3/8 Tampa Bay Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/9 N.Y. Rangers Chicago 8:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 3/10 Washington Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 3/10 Philadelphia Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 3/15 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/17 Philadelphia Boston 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 3/17 St. Louis Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 3/22 Washington Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Boston Los Angeles 9:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Montreal Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 3/29 Washington Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/30 Montreal N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 3/31 Boston N.Y. Islanders 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Montreal Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 4/7 Los Angeles San Jose 10:30 PM 7:30 PM


The Stanley Cup champs have 14 games slated for NHL Network.  The Pens have 12.  Not too shabby since when you add them up, thats 32 game that I have the potential to see of my team. 



Alright, alright I'll cave.  Here are the Canadian network games that will be televised.  First with CBC...Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto seem to dominate the network time slots here.  I really wish we had something like Hockey Night In Canada here in the US.  It will never happen though.  Our sports networks are too dominated by the NFL (which is fine by me) and the MLB.  Throw in some soccer and some tennis and there is really nothing left for hockey broadcasts.  Some regional markets have local shows that are similar.  Chicago's pre-game type shows are ok but if you aren't a Hawks fan, you may be bored.  I speak from experience.





DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME
Thu. 10/6 Montreal Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/6 Pittsburgh Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/8 Ottawa Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/8 Pittsburgh Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. 10/9 Montreal Winnipeg 5:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Calgary Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Colorado Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Ottawa Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Winnipeg Phoenix 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sat. 10/15 Vancouver Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 Toronto Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 Columbus Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 Carolina Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 10/22 N.Y. Rangers Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Ottawa N.Y. Rangers 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Pittsburgh Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Boston Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Winnipeg Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/29 Washington Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/5 Boston Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/5 Buffalo Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/5 Winnipeg New Jersey 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/5 Montreal N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/5 Edmonton Phoenix 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/12 Ottawa Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/12 Winnipeg Columbus 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/12 Montreal Nashville 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 11/12 Calgary Colorado 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 11/19 Philadelphia Winnipeg 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 11/19 Washington Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/19 N.Y. Rangers Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/19 Chicago Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Edmonton Colorado 7:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Winnipeg Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Pittsburgh Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 11/26 Vancouver San Jose 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/3 Montreal Los Angeles 3:30 PM 12:30 PM
Sat. 12/3 Toronto Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/3 Ottawa Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/3 New Jersey Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 12/3 Calgary Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Montreal New Jersey 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Vancouver Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Winnipeg Detroit 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/10 Edmonton Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 12/17 Vancouver Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/17 New Jersey Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/17 Anaheim Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 12/17 Edmonton San Jose 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/31 Montreal Florida 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/31 Ottawa Buffalo 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 12/31 Toronto Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 12/31 Vancouver Los Angeles 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 1/2 N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Winnipeg Buffalo 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Detroit Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Tampa Bay Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/7 Minnesota Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 N.Y. Rangers Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 Ottawa Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 New Jersey Winnipeg 3:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 1/14 Los Angeles Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 Montreal Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 Florida Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 1/21 Calgary Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 2/4 Washington Montreal 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 2/4 Toronto Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/4 Detroit Edmonton 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sun. 2/5 Winnipeg Montreal 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 2/11 Winnipeg Pittsburgh 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 2/11 Edmonton Ottawa 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Sat. 2/11 Montreal Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/11 Vancouver Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 2/18 Toronto Vancouver 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sat. 2/18 Calgary Los Angeles 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 2/19 New Jersey Montreal 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 St. Louis Winnipeg 2:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 Washington Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 Boston Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 2/25 Philadelphia Calgary 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Thu. 3/1 Minnesota Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/3 Toronto Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/3 Buffalo Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/10 Philadelphia Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/10 Buffalo Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/10 Montreal Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/16 Montreal Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/17 N.Y. Islanders Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/17 Toronto Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/17 Columbus Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 N.Y. Rangers Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Pittsburgh Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Montreal Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Winnipeg Nashville 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 3/24 Vancouver Colorado 10:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Ottawa Philadelphia 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Buffalo Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Montreal Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Winnipeg Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 3/31 Calgary Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 4/7 Ottawa New Jersey 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sat. 4/7 Toronto Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 4/7 Tampa Bay Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sat. 4/7 Edmonton Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM



Next up is TSN...I have always said that this channel is what ESPN should (used to) be but is a far cry from now.  Between this and CBC are reasons alone to move to Canada for the winter.  I don't care much for the announcing crew that they use sometimes but you can't be perfect all the time.  Here is what TSN is offering up for their viewing audience this season...



DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME
Fri. 10/7 N.Y. Rangers Los Angeles 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sat. 10/8 N.Y. Rangers Anaheim 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 10/11 Minnesota Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 10/12 Vancouver Philadelphia 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 10/13 Winnipeg Chicago 8:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 10/18 Buffalo Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 10/18 N.Y. Rangers Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 10/19 Winnipeg Toronto 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 10/20 Toronto Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/20 N.Y. Rangers Calgary 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 10/25 Ottawa Carolina 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 10/26 Philadelphia Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 10/27 Toronto N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 10/27 Washington Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 11/1 Ottawa Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/1 Vancouver Calgary 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/2 Toronto New Jersey 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/9 N.Y. Rangers Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 11/10 Toronto St. Louis 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 11/16 Carolina Montreal 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 11/23 Calgary Detroit 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/29 Nashville Calgary 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/30 Boston Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 11/30 Minnesota Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/7 Washington Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 12/7 Carolina Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 12/9 Colorado Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/14 Boston Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 12/15 Philadelphia Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 12/16 Toronto Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 12/20 Buffalo Ottawa 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/21 Montreal Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 12/21 Detroit Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 12/22 Detroit Calgary 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 12/23 Toronto N.Y. Islanders 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 12/28 Vancouver San Jose 10:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/4 Winnipeg Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/11 New Jersey Edmonton 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 1/12 Montreal Boston 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 1/13 Toronto Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/18 Washington Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 1/19 Minnesota Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 1/23 San Jose Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/25 Detroit Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 1/31 Toronto Pittsburgh 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 1/31 Chicago Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/1 Pittsburgh Toronto 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 2/2 Chicago Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 2/3 Chicago Calgary 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/8 Edmonton Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 2/8 Calgary San Jose 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/9 Toronto Philadelphia 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/15 Boston Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Thu. 2/16 Calgary Dallas 8:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 2/17 Boston Winnipeg 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/22 Washington Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Thu. 2/23 San Jose Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 2/24 Montreal Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 2/27 St. Louis Calgary 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/29 Toronto Chicago 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/2 Chicago Ottawa 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/2 Dallas Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/7 Toronto Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 3/12 Montreal Buffalo 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 3/12 San Jose Edmonton 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 3/13 San Jose Calgary 9:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/14 Ottawa Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/21 Vancouver Chicago 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 3/26 Los Angeles Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 3/28 N.Y. Rangers Winnipeg 7:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thu. 3/29 Philadelphia Toronto 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 3/30 Montreal N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Fri. 3/30 Dallas Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 4/3 Anaheim Vancouver 10:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 4/4 Tampa Bay Montreal 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

And finally, the deuce...TSN2 (do they call it that?)...They liked it some much they added a second channel.  Remember when ESPN2 used to carry all the NHL games.  Ahhh, those were the days.  But enough about me.  There are a bunch of TBD games.  Not sure what is going on with those as far as scheduling.  Maybe that might just be another one of Gary Bettman's expansion teams, located where water never freezes like the Equator or the Bahamas.  Hey, I hear the Trinidadians would like a shot at a team too.


DAY DATE VISITOR HOME EASTERN TIME LOCAL TIME
Fri. 10/7 Anaheim Buffalo 1:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat. 10/8 Buffalo Los Angeles 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Mon. 10/10 Tampa Bay Washington 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 10/11 Florida Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 10/12 Boston Carolina 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 10/18 Pittsburgh Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 10/25 Tampa Bay Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 10/31 San Jose N.Y. Rangers 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 11/1 Anaheim Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 11/8 Carolina New Jersey 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/9 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 11/15 Colorado Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 11/22 Los Angeles St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 11/28 Tampa Bay Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 11/29 Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 11/30 Tampa Bay Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 12/5 Phoenix Chicago 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/6 Detroit St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 12/7 Philadelphia Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 12/12 New Jersey Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/13 San Jose Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 12/14 Chicago Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 12/20 Chicago Pittsburgh 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/21 Philadelphia Dallas 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 12/27 St. Louis Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 12/28 N.Y. Rangers Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 1/8 Detroit Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 1/10 San Jose Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 1/11 Pittsburgh Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sat. 1/14 Chicago Detroit 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Mon. 1/16 Dallas St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Tue. 1/17 Nashville N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 1/18 Buffalo Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 1/23 St. Louis Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 1/31 Washington Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 2/1 N.Y. Rangers Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/5 Boston Washington 12:30 PM 12:30 PM
Mon. 2/6 Detroit Phoenix 8:00 PM 6:00 PM
Tue. 2/7 Los Angeles Tampa Bay 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 2/8 Boston Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/12 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Sun. 2/12 Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 2/13 San Jose Washington 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/14 Anaheim Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sun. 2/19 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Sun. 2/19 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Mon. 2/20 Washington Carolina 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/21 Detroit Chicago 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 2/22 Los Angeles Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mon. 2/27 New Jersey N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 2/28 Los Angeles Minnesota 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Wed. 2/29 Pittsburgh Dallas 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sun. 3/4 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Sun. 3/4 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Tue. 3/6 Minnesota Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Sun. 3/11 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Sun. 3/11 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Mon. 3/12 Anaheim Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 3/13 Carolina N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 3/14 Colorado Buffalo 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Mon. 3/19 New Jersey N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 3/20 Phoenix Dallas 8:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed. 3/21 Detroit N.Y. Rangers 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 3/25 Nashville Chicago 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Mon. 3/26 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Tue. 3/27 Tampa Bay Boston 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Sun. 4/1 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Mon. 4/2 Washington Tampa Bay 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tue. 4/3 Pittsburgh Boston 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Wed. 4/4 Detroit St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Thu. 4/5 Columbus Colorado 9:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri. 4/6 Phoenix St. Louis 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Sat. 4/7 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD
Sat. 4/7 TBD TBD 12:30 PM TBD


Let's play some hockey already!!

4 comments:

  1. Bettman sucks!

    I lost track of the Hawks after 8 of the 762 games posted, but I get to see all the games so it doesn't matter.

    Can't wait for the season to start!

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  2. All the games? Even the ones against Vancouver? Because I know how much you love the Sedin Twins...

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  3. The only thing better than 2 Sedin's on Versus is 11 Sedin's in the mail.

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  4. NHL Season 2011 is 95th season and starting on october 6 this year check into details like NHL 2011 Schedule and NHL Rosters 2011

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