Your Potential NHL On VERSUS Schedule for 09-10

Oct. 1
7:00 Washington vs. Boston
9:30 San Jose vs. Colorado

Oct. 2
12:00 Florida vs. Chicago
Detroit vs. St. Louis

Oct. 5
NY Rangers vs. New Jersey

Oct. 6
Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

Oct. 12
Florida vs. Tampa Bay

Oct. 13
Detroit vs. Buffalo

Oct. 19
San Jose vs. NY Rangers

Oct. 20
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh

Oct. 26
Minnesota vs. Chicago

Oct. 27
Philadelphia vs. Washington 

Nov. 2 
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia

Nov. 3
Boston vs. Detroit
10:00 Pittsburgh vs. Anaheim 

Nov.  9
Los Angeles vs. Chicago

Nov. 10
Minnesota vs. Toronto

Nov. 16
NY Islanders vs. Boston

Nov. 17
Washington vs. NY Rangers

Nov. 23
Philadelphia vs. Colorado

Nov. 24
Columbus vs. Montreal

Nov. 30
Colorado vs. Tampa Bay

Dec. 1
Columbus vs. Chicago

Dec. 7
Colorado vs. St. Louis

Dec. 8
NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia

Dec. 14
Atlanta vs. NY Rangers

Dec. 15
Columbus vs. Minnesota

Dec. 21
Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders

Dec. 22
San Jose vs. Chicago

Dec. 28
Detroit vs. Columbus

Dec. 29
Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo

Jan. 4
Boston vs. NY Rangers

Jan. 5
Dallas vs. New Jersey

Jan. 11
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota

Jan. 12
Columbus vs. St. Louis

Jan. 18
Minnesota vs. Dallas

Jan. 19
Detroit vs. Washington

Jan. 25
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers

Jan. 26
Phoenix vs.Detroit

Feb. 1
Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh

Feb. 2
8:00 Minnesota vs. Dallas
10:00 NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles

Feb. 8
New Jersey vs. Philadelphia
9:30 St. Louis vs. Colorado

Feb. 9
Dallas vs. Chicago

Mar. 1
Detroit vs. Colorado

Mar. 2
Montreal vs. Boston

Mar. 8
Dallas vs. Washington

Mar. 9
NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia 

Mar. 15
Boston vs. New Jersey

Mar. 16
Philadelphia vs. Nashville

Mar. 22
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

Mar. 23
San Jose vs. Minnesota

Mar. 29
Los Angeles vs. Minnesota

Mar. 30
NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders

Apr. 5
Boston vs. Washington

Apr. 6
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
10:00 Los Angeles vs. Anaheim 

Your Likely Hockey Night in Canada Schedule for 09-10

Oct. 1 
Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Vancouver vs. Calgary

Oct. 3
3:00 St. Louis vs. Detroit
7:00 Montreal vs. Buffalo
7:00 Toronto vs. Washington
10:00  Calgary vs. Edmonton

Oct. 10 
Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
7:00 Atlanta vs. Ottawa 
10:00 Montreal vs. Edmonton  

Oct. 17
NY Rangers vs. Toronto
7:00 Ottawa vs. Montreal
10:00 Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Oct. 24
Toronto vs. Vancouver
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Montreal
7:00 Boston vs. Ottawa
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Oct. 31
Toronto vs. Montreal
10:00 Detroit vs. Calgary

Nov. 7
Detroit vs. Toronto
7:00 Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
7:00 New Jersey vs. Ottawa
10:00 NY Rangers vs. Calgary

Nov. 14
Calgary vs. Toronto
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Ottawa
10:00 Vancouver vs. Colorado

Nov. 21
Calgary vs. Los Angeles
7:00 Washington vs. Toronto
7:00 Detroit vs. Montreal  
Chicago vs. Edmonton

Nov. 28
Washington vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Boston
10:00 Edmonton vs. Vancouver

Dec. 5
Toronto vs. Boston
10:00 Calgary vs. San Jose
10:00 Ottawa vs. Phoenix

Dec. 12
Washington vs. Toronto
7:00 Carolina vs. Ottawa
7:00 Montreal vs. Atlanta
10:00 Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Dec. 19
Nashville vs. Calgary
7:00 Boston vs. Toronto
7:00 Minnesota vs. Ottawa
10:00 Washington vs. Edmonton

Dec. 26
Ottawa vs. Buffalo
7:00 Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Vancouver

Jan. 1
Philadelphia vs. Boston

Jan. 2
Toronto vs. Calgary
10:00 Edmonton vs. San Jose

Jan. 9
New Jersey vs. Montreal
7:00 Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
7:00 Florida vs. Ottawa
10:00 Calgary vs. Vancouver

Jan. 16
Edmonton vs. San Jose
7:00 Ottawa vs. Montreal
10:00 Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver

Jan. 23
Ottawa vs. Boston
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Montreal
7:00 Toronto vs. Florida
10:00 Chicago vs. Vancouver

Jan. 30 (Hockey Day in Canada)
Montreal vs. Ottawa
7:00 Vancouver vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Feb. 6
Pittsburgh vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Feb. 13
Philadelphia vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Detroit
10:00 Anaheim vs. Calgary

Mar. 6
Toronto vs. Ottawa
10:00 Montreal vs. Los Angeles

Mar. 13
Edmonton vs. Toronto
7:00 Boston vs. Montreal
10:00 Ottawa vs. Vancouver

Mar. 20
Ottawa vs. Dallas
7:00 Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Detroit vs. Vancouver

Mar. 27
7:00 New Jersey vs. Montreal 
NY Rangers vs.Toronto
7:00 Florida vs. Ottawa
10:00 Vancouver vs. San Jose

Apr. 3
Boston vs. Toronto
7:00 Buffalo vs. Montreal
10:00 Edmonton vs. Phoenix

Apr. 10
Edmonton vs. Los Angeles
7:00 Toronto vs. Montreal
7:00 Buffalo vs. Ottawa
10:00 Calgary vs. Vancouver 

Oh, Now For Real, Here’s What the NHL/NBC Schedule Will Probably Look Like

Jan. 1, 1PM
Philadelphia vs. Boston

Jan. 17, 12:30 PM
Detroit vs. Chicago

Jan. 24, 12:30 PM
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia

Jan. 31, 12:30 PM
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh

Feb. 7, 12:30 PM
Pittsburgh vs. Washington

Mar. 7, 12:30 PM
Boston vs. Pittsburgh 

Mar. 14, 12:30 PM
Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers

Mar. 21, 12:30 PM
NY Rangers vs. Boston

Apr. 4, 12:30 PM
Detroit vs. Philadelphia

Apr. 11, 1PM ET
Detroit vs. Chicago 

Potential 2010 NHL On NBC Schedule

January 1, 1:00 PM 
Philadelphia vs. Boston

January 17, 12:30 PM ET
Philadelphia vs. Washington OR 
Chicago vs. Detroit

January 24, 12:30 PM ET/3PM ET
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia OR
Boston vs. Carolina OR
Dallas vs. Colorado

January 31, 12:30 PM ET
Tampa Bay vs. Washington OR
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh 

February 7, 12:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh vs. Washington

March 7, 12:30 PM ET/1PM ET
Boston vs. Pittsburgh OR 
Detroit vs. Chicago 

March 14, 12:30 PM ET/1PM ET
Colorado vs. Dallas OR
Philadelphia vs. NY Rangers OR 
Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay OR 
Washington vs. Chicago

March 21, 12:30 PM ET/3PM ET
NY Rangers vs. Boston OR 
Colorado vs. Anaheim 

April 4, 12:30 PM ET/3PM ET
Detroit vs. Philadelphia OR  
San Jose vs. Colorado

Aprill 11, 1PM ET
Los Angeles vs. Colorado OR
Detroit vs. Chicago OR
NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia OR
Boston vs. Washington 

The 2009-10 NHL Schedule…

Is here.  Team-by-team it is.

NBC’s Extension Press Release

NEW YORK – July 15, 2009 – The National Hockey League and NBC Sports today announced an extension through the 2010-11 season of their successful revenue-sharing partnership — one that has achieved viewership milestones, programming and production innovations, awards and critical acclaim. The joint announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports. 

“The NHL/NBC partnership has been terrific. Our association has led to such technical innovations as the ‘Inside the Glass’ reporting and to such programming advancements as the extremely popular Winter Classic,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final was broadcast television’s most-watched hockey game in 36 years, which makes clear the NHL and NBC are building an audience, are building momentum and are perfectly positioned to continue growing the game.” 

Schanzer said: “We’re thrilled to be able to continue our relationship with the NHL and build on all the positive momentum on and off the ice. Together, we have attained viewership milestones not seen in more than three decades. And the Winter Classic, in just two years, has become one of the highlights of the sports calendar. We strongly believe this is a league that is poised for continued growth.” 

RECORD VIEWERSHIP: NBC Sports has achieved a number of ratings milestones including broadcasting the most-watched regular season game in 34 years (2009 Winter Classic) and the most-viewed NHL game overall in 36 years (Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final). 

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION: NBC Sports and the NHL have introduced many innovations to help grow the game, including the “Inside the Glass” analyst position, which has revolutionized the way hockey is covered and of which USA Today said “is as close to the action as TV gets.” 

AWARDS: NBC Sports received a Sports Emmy Award for its promotion of the 2009 Winter Classic and the inaugural event garnered a Sports Business Journal Sport Business Award as Event of the Year. 

ACCOLADES: NBC’s NHL production has received critical acclaim, earning praise for innovations such as “Inside the Glass,” a reporter position between the teams’ benches first introduced by NBC hockey producer Sam Flood. The Toronto Star called “Inside the Glass” invaluable. said of NBC’s hockey coverage, “the NHL has never looked or sounded better in its free, on-the-air history.” The Hockey News called “Inside the Glass,” “the biggest innovation to hit televised hockey in recent years.” ” Hockey has found a network that will let the sport be the sport,” said the San Jose Mercury News. 

NBC Sports’ 2010 NHL coverage begins on New Year’s Day with the third annual NHL Winter Classic. 

NBC Sports will also continue to broadcast games throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and up to five Stanley Cup Final games. 

NHL & NBC: The successful partnership, which was announced in May 2004, launched in January 2006 and previously extended in 2007 and 2008, has been highlighted by innovations, awards and ratings milestones. NBC Sports’ NHL coverage is produced by Sam Flood, the originator of the Inside the Glass position. Emmy award nominee “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk (analyst), Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass analyst) and Mike Milbury comprise NBC’s NHL broadcast team.

BREAKING: Bettman Announces NHL/NBC Extension at Winter Classic Presser

Gary Bettman announced at the Winter Classic press conference that the NHL and NBC have extended their broadcast partnership for two more years, and will carry the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.

Schedule Notes Before the Announcement

From the Detroit Red Wings Website:

Detroit will play the Stanley Cup champion Penguins twice in ’09-10; at Mellon Arena on Jan. 31 and at Joe Louis Arena on March 22.

This season will also mark the return of the traditional New Year’s Eve game at JLA. This year’s opponent will be the Colorado Avalanche. It’ll be the first time that Avs have played in Detroit on New Year’s Eve.

From the Nashville Predators: has learned the team’s home opener will take place on Thursday, October 8 against the Colorado Avalanche. Further, Atlanta, Florida, and New Jersey will be the three Eastern Conference teams Nashville will face twice this season. The Predators will face the other 12 Eastern Conference teams just once a piece during ’09-10. As with last season, Nashville will face its four Central Division rivials six times each (three home games, three road games) and the other 10 Western Conference teams four times each (two home games, two road games).

More coming…

I Think The Flyers Might Be a Shoe-in For the Winter Classic

Morning Music Breakdown

Welcome to schedule release day.  We’re going to post links, and hpefully start doing ou schedule predictions for VERSUS, CBC and TSN, as well as the NBC NHL schedule (or whoever the hell’s airing these game). 

What are you guys most excited for with the schedule?  Let is know in the comments.

Reminder: The Fenway Park press conference is on NHL Network and at 2PM ET.

That’s all for now.  Is everybody in?