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Sens Talk / Sens 2013 TV schedule!
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:02:45 PM »
Here it is, and

The totals for all 48 games in english are:

34 on Sportsnet East
8 on HNIC
6 on TSN

For games in french, 22 on TVA Sports and 13 on RDS.

Other links, and

Sens Talk / Sens '11-'12 TV schedule
« on: August 22, 2011, 07:57:15 PM »
Here it is,

So far there is just one game not televised, Sens at Panthers on Feb. 15. Have no worries, the Feb. 15 game is on a Wednesday with a 95% chance it being on TSN2. It would be ridiculous if it wasn't televised after having all 82 games on last year.

The totals are:

52 on Sportsnet (45 on SNET East, 7 SNET Sens)
19 on HNIC
10 on TSN

Sens Talk / TVA gets a sports channel
« on: May 31, 2011, 07:57:16 PM »

General Hockey Discussions / Habs english regional TV deal
« on: October 22, 2010, 04:37:31 AM »
A bit of surprise here as TSN has secured a regional TV deal for the next three seasons for the Canadiens including this season. There will be 24 games this season and the region covers the same area as the Senators.

General Hockey Discussions / Winning streaks. Capitals and Kings.
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:40:24 AM »
In addition to the Senators amazing 11 consecutive wins, the Capitals are flying high too as they have won a dozen straight. Ovechkin has been awesome, some of those games have been a team effort as all four lines are contributing plus both of the Caps goalies. Last night's 6-5 game was a thriller over the Rangers.

The Kings are on a surprising eight game winning streak and held off their cross town rivals, the Ducks 6-4 last night. Kopitar and their goalie, Quick, have been impressive.

What are these teams putting in their water bottles? It is great hockey to watch!

General Hockey Discussions / Mid-season TV ratings
« on: January 21, 2009, 07:03:46 PM »
From William Houston,

One part shows that CBC ratings are up for the entire doubleheader. Houston also explains that the three Saturday Leafless telecasts did not do much harm to its average.

Hockey Night in Canada drew 945,000 (Dec. 13, Tampa Bay Lightning-Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals-Canadiens) and 900,000 (Dec. 27, Canadiens-Pittsburgh Penguins), respectively. For its final no-Leafs telecast Canadiens-Senators last Saturday, Jan. 17 Hockey Night pulled in 1.075million.

Houston goes on to mention how TSN and RDS audiences are up along with numbers from Sportsnet and american regional and national telecasts. I like how TSN's biggest audience of the season was the New Year's Eve game, Oilers vs. Flames. This shows that other teams can easily have strong ratings and the Leafs certainly do not need to be front and centre.

I ask this for those who live in the Ottawa area because in western Canada, Shaw Cable offers CBC Ottawa as part of its digital package. Last season, there were a few times that the CBC was showing the Canadiens to the Ottawa Valley and that made westerners happy because we did not have to watch the Leafs.

There will be several instances where this will happen again for the rest of the season (such as this Saturday) and I just want to know which way the scales tip.

General Hockey Discussions / HNIC and TSN schedules are now out!!
« on: August 14, 2008, 06:30:42 PM » and scroll towards the bottom. the actual schedule

What a disappointing press release by the CBC. Only 69 games being shown on HNIC and just one split telecast? Last year, there were 87 games and several split telecasts.

Hockey Night will have the Western play-by-play team of Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson working, for the most part, in the East on Saturdays to call the first game of the doubleheader.

That telecast, however, will not always involve the Toronto Maple Leafs, as it has in the past. If the Leafs struggle through a losing season, which is expected, the CBC's distribution of their games could be limited to Ontario.

Hughson and Simpson would call a national game involving the Ottawa Senators or Montreal Canadiens. Cole and Millen would announce the Leafs' telecast in Ontario.

Other key notes in the article are that CBC Sports has Marc Crawford coming back to HNIC, Pierre Lebrun leaving the Canadian Press and Sportsnet to join HNIC and the potential hiring of another play-by-play commentator.

General Hockey Discussions / NHL schedule comes out on ThursdayJ!!
« on: July 15, 2008, 07:01:15 PM »
Just got word about this in an email. The Senators will be playing in Columbus on Friday, January 30. The BJs home schedule has been leaked out on ticketmaster and the various Columbus message boards.

As for the full league schedule, from the Buffalo News.

The skinny on the schedule

With lots of chatter all over the Internet about when the 2008-09 NHL schedule will be released, here is the latest word from the Sabres:

1). The current plan is for the full NHL schedule to be released Thursday at noon.

2). There may be a couple small pieces released Wednesday. Several outlets are reporting that teams are going to be given the go-ahead to announce their openers and perhaps a couple of other key games but the full schedule will still be held to Thursday while it's finalized.

So get your pens and your road maps ready. It looks like Thursday at noon.

---Mike Harrington

His Tuesday headline for his article reads Time for Hockey Night to trade the Leafs

The article begins like this,
The time is probably right for Hockey Night in Canada to stop giving the Toronto Maple Leafs countrywide distribution. Through the end of the NHL's regular season, Hockey Night should be thinking about featuring the Ottawa Senators nationally on the 7 p.m. EST telecast.

The Leafs have taken precedence on Hockey Night for years, but as a non-playoff team currently second last in the Eastern Conference, they're contributing little to the telecasts. What's more, Hockey Night will be counting on the Senators, the top team in the Eastern Conference, to deliver substantial playoff audiences.

That won't happen unless the Canadian audience is given an opportunity to connect with the Senators in the regular season.

Here is the link to the entire article,

General Hockey Discussions / NHL schedule comes out on July 11!!
« on: July 04, 2007, 09:52:39 PM »
Found this out from a buddy who emailed me.

This is how it was presented,

Here is the link from the Minnesota Wild website,;service=page

The info is at the bottom of the news release.

Sens Talk / Senators TV viewership in the finals!
« on: May 30, 2007, 05:22:45 PM »
There were 2.6 million people who watched game one of the Stanley Cup Finals on HNIC. The big surprise is RDS which had 572,00 viewers up from 445,000 last year. As William Houston wrote, "The Senators have a strong following in Quebec..." That is terrific. Hopefully, this will mean RDS will increase its Senators coverage next season. With RDS being national channel, it should help boost Senators following across the country.

Here is the G&M link,

For another perspective and a more positve outlook on the Senators viewership, check out Rob Brodie's blog at

General Hockey Discussions / Sportsnet Pacific HD deal and PPV.
« on: May 28, 2007, 07:07:33 PM »
This relates to the Canucks but, it may eventually have positive implications for the Senators in the future.

Rogers Sportsnet and the Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce details of their multi-year agreement that will see Sportsnet Pacific continuing as the Canucks' Official Broadcaster.

This is Sportsnet's ninth consecutive season as the team's primary broadcaster. The network will televise 47 Canucks games exclusively in British Columbia and Yukon during 2007-08. Further, during the term of the agreement, high definition telecasts of the Canucks on Sportsnet will be introduced, increasing each year to a total of at least 95 HD telecasts over the next four seasons.

"We are very excited that our coverage on Sportsnet will increase for the 2007-08 season," said Chris Zimmerman, President & CEO of the Vancouver Canucks. "The relationship we have with Sportsnet has allowed our fans to enjoy a high quality broadcast and consistent place to enjoy Canucks games over the years. We look forward to continuing this relationship."

"We are thrilled to continue as the television home of the Canucks," said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet. "The partnership between our two organizations has grown every year of the past decade - and continuing that relationship into the future is a benefit for everyone - most of all, the loyal Canucks fans throughout BC and Yukon."

Sportsnet averaged 332,000 viewers (2+) for the 2006-07 season, including a season-high 481,000 on April 3rd when the Canucks faced the Los Angeles Kings.

The match-ups of the 47 games will be announced at a later date when the Canucks release their 2007-08 broadcast schedule.

Here are the links: and

In another article at

In addition, Zimmerman said this contract will likely mean another crowd pleaser — there won’t be an increase in the number of pay-per-view games. In fact, there will probably be fewer. That should come as a huge relief to fans who had to shell out exorbitant fees for the 17 pay-per-view games last year even though the telecasts were criticized for not being network quality.

The 17-game pay-per-view package last season sold for for $159.99. (By comparison you could have purchased every other NHL game played in 2006-07 in a package for $209.)

“There’s still some different variables, including how many CBC games there are and TSN games,” Zimmerman said. “So I don’t know the exact numbers yet but my expectations, based on our Sportsnet agreement for next year, in all likelihood we will actually reduce the number of pay-per-view games.”

That is good news, a drop in PPV games. There were 19 PPV games in the 05-06 season. There might be only ten games on PPV next season and thankgoodness. Hopefully, a reduction will happen for you in the Ottawa Valley.

Sens Talk / HNIC adds a Senators' game!
« on: March 12, 2007, 04:44:57 PM »
One of my chat buddies who talks with the CBC regularly just received this in his email.

I understand your concern about some of the non-televised games.  We hope to address that in a future contract with the NHL.
Unfortunately, time and budget do not allow us to add all the games you mentioned.  We did add the Canucks/Sharks game, and we have also added another regional game on March 31, the Senators/Isles. :happy dance: :boogie: :ccclapping:  We will keep our options open for April 7 as the playoff races will dictate what we do.
Thanks again for your note.  And thank you for your kind words.  It's a pleasure and an honour to be at the CBC.
All the best...
Scott Moore
Executive Director,
CBC Sports

This new sports director is for real! Excellent work everyone on complaining. As he said, he is keeping April 7 open for the Senators at Bruins game. Obviously it depends on how the standings look.

Checking on the Canucks and Flames boards, the CBC has just added the Canucks at Sharks game on April 7. It will now be part of a tripleheader! And now the Flames fans are trying to get the Wild at Calagary game on HNIC too. The boards say that with the CBC hiring Scott Moore as the head of CBC sports things look promising for more games added to the HNIC schedule. Let's start complaining and get the last three Saturday Senators games of the regular season on HNIC.]

General Hockey Discussions / A concern for Habs fans.
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:53:38 PM »
A buddy of mined emailed me this Globe and Mail article. It is written by William Houston and is titled, "Tough being a Habs fan outside Quebec."
Here is the link,

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