More Hockey Today, Open Thread!

USA vs. Norway, 3:00 PM, USA Network

Women: USA vs. Finland, 5:30 PM, MSNBC

Canada vs. Switzerland, 7:30 PM, CNBC (Or whenever curling finishes.  Or between 7:30 and 8 on MSNBC.  Or something…)

Women: Russia vs. China, 10:00 PM, CNBC

Russia vs. Slovakia, Midnight, CNBC (Or whenever a meaningless women’s game ends)

22 Responses to More Hockey Today, Open Thread!

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    The CTV/TSN audio feeds for curling have now been dropped. I wonder if NBC saw that some people were praising them for this and so they thought oh dear we are making some people happy we can’t have that.

    So for tonight, those of us who want to watch Team Canada should be prepared for no TV until the end of the first period and no play by play on the NBC site. Isn’t life wonderful?!

    😦

  2. SAB says:

    It’s 3:00 on USA network…Oh look curling is on!

  3. DyHrdMET says:

    I looked at the Canadian TV schedule, and they don’t even have the second Women’s game.

    And NBC’s stream for the early US Curling match doesn’t have an audio either – just the world feed.

    Can you plan a “Boycot NBC” after these games?

  4. Chris says:

    Its really awful for you hockey fans in the US that can’t even watch your team play. its just proving more and more how useless NBC is at getting anything done right. We have the game on in English and French right now! NBC could take note of how other countries set contingency plans for all events. The Olympics should never be joined in progress, regardless of the sport.

  5. JFein says:

    Mike Emrick still has no clue how to pronounce Ole-Kristian Tollefsen. Incredible. On the plus side, he did correctly identify him this time.

  6. JFein says:

    Mike Milbury with the gem of the tournament: “Norway is 3-11-1 in the last 3 olympics. They beat Italy and Norway and upset Switzerland.”

    I never knew it was possible to beat your own country.

  7. leafsfan1967 says:

    During the baseball playoffs TBS moved the start of games to TNT [or the other waay round] so as the start of games was covered. They would then switch to the normal channel when the first game was over. NBC could do this, they clearly don’t want to and that’s why people are upset.

    • dyhrdmet says:

      In a sense, NBC is doing that with the limited resources that they gave themselves. But they’ve messed that up a bit. The problem is more like an NBA Playoff doubleheader with games scheduled 2 hours apart, where the games take at least 2 1/2 hours to play, and not having that alternate channel for the start of the second game.

  8. dyhrdmet says:

    On to the game telecast itself…

    I’m watching/listening to the NBC feed at work, and it seemed like Doc Emrick was cut off mid-sentence a few times in favor of a short ad, and then back to Edzo’s response. I think I noticed them come back from break and miss the opening faceoff of a period once. How do you let that happen? Was that happening on the TV side? I remember in the past NBC going commercial-free for Team USA Men’s games.

  9. e says:

    Worst mens hockey coverage ever! I do not understand why the NBC networks are paying so much attention to the womens hockey games..especially games not involving the US team.

  10. dyhrdmet says:

    WTF… no commentators for the Canada game on NBCOlympics.com. What happened to using the CTV feed?

  11. nosferatu says:

    “Bonus coverage” of the Switzerland-Canada game. And gosh, we missed something interesting? What a surprise.

    Gotta say, Canada is looking damn sharp in these uniforms tonight.

  12. leafsfan1967 says:

    dyhrdmet :WTF… no commentators for the Canada game on NBCOlympics.com. What happened to using the CTV feed?

    They dropped it, probably because people were enjoying it. The game is on MSNB til 8 then CNBC IF curling is over….

  13. dyhrdmet says:

    Fun. I switched from MSNBC to CNBC when Doc Emrick said to do so. I saw the end of another Curling match, Fred Rogin, commercials, and then back to Hockey.

    And I liked the “road” jerseys better for Canada with the red as the dominant color.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it didn’t even take Doc Emrick 20 minutes of ice time for Marty Brodeur to mention just the thought of Marty scoring a goal at the Olympics.

    I miss the NHL where not only are games aired as scheduled, but alternate channels are made available, and games are even replayed (and I get the entertaining Chico Resch with Doc instead of the boring Ed Olczyk).

  14. leafsfan1967 says:

    Well at least we should be set for tonight now. What a mess…

    I don’t remember this mess the last Olympics but I may be forgetting.

  15. nosferatu says:

    Wait, what happened? Oh–just a goal scored while we were watching commercials. It was bound to happen eventually.

    Now, I understand–no TV timeouts, and NBC has to pay the bills. That said, I’d like it if there were some other way to do it. Shorter, quicker commercials specifically for Olympic hockey (kind of like those quick little commercials during non-TV timeout breaks on Rogers Sportsnet, I believe it is, in Canada), or even on-screen, during-action graphics. I wouldn’t like those, either, but it’s better than missing goals.

  16. dyhrdmet says:

    From The Onion sportsdesk – due to a long running game prior, the start of a meaningless Women’s Olympic Hockey game was not seen tonight as scheduled on the cable channel CNBC, prompting great outrage from disgusted hockey fans across the United States.

    either that or Heidi is scheduled for 10pm tonight after hockey on CNBC.

  17. leafsfan1967 says:

    dyhrdmet :From The Onion sportsdesk – due to a long running game prior, the start of a meaningless Women’s Olympic Hockey game was not seen tonight as scheduled on the cable channel CNBC, prompting great outrage from disgusted hockey fans across the United States.
    either that or Heidi is scheduled for 10pm tonight after hockey on CNBC.

    No, people should be able to see full games regardless of who is playing. NBC has enough channels to cover all these games but they don’t care about hockey fans.

    • dyhrdmet says:

      I’ve noticed that. That’s why I made comments earlier about the NHL looking at NBC since they’re the TV partner of the league in this country. But I was making a joke based on the big stink that we all made when we missed the start of games. It doesn’t matter much because NBC misses the start of periods, after a nice long break in action, because of commercials.

  18. Kate says:

    So I’m actually happily surprised by the quality of the “premium video” on NBC’s website (after I figured out how to get it). But a couple times during Russia-Slovakia, it’s switched over to figure skating, after showing a message that says “please bear with us” (well, something like that). Am I hitting some command in the player, or clicking on a link on the page? Or is this happening to other people too?

    • dyhrdmet says:

      I haven’t seen any problems like that with the video. The quality for me was inconsistent. I did see the wrong sport once on a curling feed, but it was the feed from Canadian TV so CTV showed a skiing highlight to their viewers during a break in play, and not an NBC streaming problem. What feed was NBC using for the Russia-Slovakia game? theirs, CTV/TSN/SNET’s, or the announcerless world feed?

      • Kate says:

        TSN with sound. The quality varied — sometimes quite crisp, sometimes a little more blurry — but I can hardly complain too much about that, since my internet connection is only DSL.

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