NBC Won’t Make Your Team Start Before 12 Noon Local Time. If You’re at Home.

One of the details of NBC umpteenth renewal of their NHL profit-sharing agreement that made the curious bystander worry was that NBC was announcing a consistent, Sunday 12:30 PM ET timeslot for all but two of it’s broadcasts.  The 1PM ET Winter Classic and the 2PM ET final day of the season broadcast are the only exceptions.

But, according to this schedule an HF poster put up, they will allow teams in the central time zone to start their games at Noon CT at latest.  Unfortunately, they will not be as flexible for a team in the Mountain/Pacific timezone being allowed to watch later in the day.  We’ll post the schedule after the jump.  Later today, however, we’ll revisit our predictions earlier in the season for NHL/NBC flex games, and see if they’ll still hold with the way the standings have gone.

January 1, 1:00 PM ET
Detroit vs. Chicago 

January 18, 12:30 PM ET
New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh 

February 8
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET) 
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta (12:30 PM ET) 
Nashville vs. Dallas (1:00 PM ET) 

February 15, 12:30 PM ET 
Colorado vs. Detroit 
Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers 
San Jose vs. New Jersey 

February 22, 12:30 PM ET 
Pittsburgh vs. Washington 
Colorado vs. Carolina 

March 8
Boston vs. New York Rangers (12:30 PM ET)  
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (12:30 PM ET) 
Phoenix vs. New York Islanders (12:30 PM ET)
Colorado vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

March 15, 12:30 PM ET
Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers
Detroit vs. Columbus
Boston vs. Pittsburgh

March 22
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET)
New Jersey vs. Boston (12:30 PM ET)
Los Angeles vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

April 5, 12:30 PM ET  
Minnesota vs. Detroit 
Pittsburgh vs. Florida
Atlanta vs. Washington

April 12, 2:00 PM ET 
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Detroit vs. Chicago
Boston vs. New York Islanders
St. Louis vs. Colorado  


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