Afternoon Music

Good afternoon. I’ve been told there won’t be a TV schedule today. I’m sorry. I’m as disappointed as you. We’ll all hear it soon enough.

Anyway, we’ll keep going here today. Enjoy the day.

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6 Responses to Afternoon Music

  1. Jeremy says:

    Any idea when it will be published? The goodwill that the league had established by releasing the game schedule so early this year is being seriously underminded by the time it’s taking to get out the tv sked.

  2. leafsfan1967 says:

    I suspect the CBC has their HNIC schedule worked out by now. NBC and Versus, maybe not…

    • Jeremy says:

      There isn’t exactly much to the NBC schedule – there’s the Winter Classic, the Super Bowl afternoon game, and then a series of weekend “flex games” to be announced – so I can’t see how this could hold things up.

      You may be right with Versus – but I don’t know why the NHL wouldn’t at least release the over-the-air networks and then come back with cable in a week or so if that’s what it takes.

      And all of this shows poor planning I think. Isn’t the game schedule designed, at least partly, according to the broadcasting interests of all involved? I mean, it’s no coincidence that CBC will always have at least one of the Canadiens and/or Leafs playing at 7 o’clock on Saturday, TSN will always have a Wednesday night game, NBC will have a choice between the top U.S. cities on Sunday afternoons, etc. Once the game schedule is ready, the national broadcast schedule should be pretty much set.

  3. Trent says:

    TSN does a bit of juggling once the NBA schedule (Raptors) is released. To be fair, TSN doesn’t just do Wednesday games. TSN/TSN2 had 124 regular season games last year.

    In prep for tv schedule to be released Edmonton Oilers changed the start time of 6 games late last week, so we are really close.

    • Jeremy says:

      I find it hard to believe that TSN would move hockey because of basketball – particularly with TSN2 now serving as an option.

      But I do agree with you that there have already been a number of time changes on this year’s schedule from what was first released back in June. For example, the Canadiens game in Tampa Bay on Saturday, March 5 was originally scheduled for 7:30 but has now been moved to 7 o’clock – presumably so that CBC can provide regional action in Quebec (or beyond if the Leafs are elimiated from playoff contention at that point). The Habs have also had a select number of weekday home games moved to 7 o’clock that were originally 7:30 starts – presumably so that TSN can have a doubleheader at 7 and 9:30.

  4. Trent says:

    45 Raptors games + 120 NHL games; ya there will be conflicts.

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