VERSUS Adds Even More Bonus Hockey

Here’s VERSUS’ entire schedule for next week:

Mon: Boston at Washington, 7:00
Tues: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30
Tues: Colorado at Vancouver, 10:00 — blacked out in local markets
Wed:Toronto at Rangers, 7:00
Thurs: Buffalo at Boston, 7:00
Thurs: Montreal at Carolina 7:30 p.m. (airs only in Buffalo and Boston)
Thurs: Vancouver at San Jose 10:30 p.m.
Fri: TBD 7:00 p.m.
Fri: TBD 7:00 p.m. (game to air in TBD markets of above game)
Fri: Chicago at Colorado Joined in progress following TBD 7:00 p.m. game

How rad is this?  What do you think the TBD games will be?  I wonder what happens to NHL Net’s planned coverage of Chicago-Colorado?  Lots of questions, but regardless, this is awesome.  It’s very likely being done to assure that The Daily Line will be leading into a full night of sports for it’s entire first few months.

2 Responses to VERSUS Adds Even More Bonus Hockey

  1. Rhett says:

    Good moves by Versus. As to the questions you pose, Steve, it looks as if:

    -NHL Network dropped the Chicago-Colorado game and replaced it with Nashville-Phoenix on Wed., as per the NHL.com schedule, and

    -The two Friday games will be Philly-Rangers and Atlanta-Washington. There’s only three games scheduled in that 7:00 et slot, the other being Detroit-Columbus, which I doubt they do.

    I guess I have another question, and this is one you can post to the rest of your readers – of the added games, how many of these will be local simulcasts, and if they are, which broadcasts do they pick up????

  2. nosferatu says:

    This is really nice in a lot of ways, but to be contrary (and I’ll be out of town, actually in Denver, so it doesn’t apply to me) there’s one issue: People who wanted to see the Chicago-Colorado game in its entirety, as they would have been able to on NHL Network, now will have to miss some of it (same goes for people around the country with Center Ice hoping to catch the whole game). I guess in some ways this is a warm-up for our complaining when the playoffs start and the dreaded (JIP) comes up after games on the schedule, knowing we’ll have no option but to miss who knows how much of a game, especially considering playoff overtimes.

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