We Get One Wrong Already, TSN Signs Deal to Air AHL All-Star Game

We reported this morning about the networks that would air the AHL All-Star Classic.  But it turns out the hands have changed as far as the Canadian national broadcaster.  Originally Rogers Sportsnet, it appears now that TSN has signed a three-year deal to air the game nationally in Canada.  Some details via TSN.ca:

“This partnership represents a fantastic opportunity for Canadian hockey fans to follow the best and brightest young professional players as they compete in the top development league in the world,” said David Andrews, AHL President and CEO. “Our All-Star Classic each year is a showcase of the future stars of the NHL, and we’re excited to be able to bring the excitement of the event to TSN’s viewers.”

The 2009 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Charter Communications will be produced by the New England Sports Network (NESN) and will air on a series of regional sports networks in the United States in addition to TSN in Canada. The 2009 AHL All-Star Skills Competition will take place on Sunday, January 25 (4 pm et / 1 pm pt), with the 2009 AHL All-Star Game following on Monday, January 26 (7 pm et / 4 pm pt).

I really think that if the national cable home of the NHL in Canada can air the game, than VERSUS should pick it up as well.  Seriously, the NHL should mandate VERSUS show it as part of it’s Monday night off.  Keep Mondays and Tuesdays dedicated to hockey, at least.  But, oh well.  The World Juniors wasn’t good enough for them to air either.