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Edmonton's National TV Coverage Is About What You'd Expect

National TV schedules for the upcoming NHL season were released today, and you likely won’t be surprised at the vast array of Oiler coverage.

GOOD

Thirteen Oiler games will be shown on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.  That’s about what I expected, and it’s a number that I can live with.  Calgary will be shown twelve times.  The Habs got an ungodly number along with the Leafs, and the newly minted Winnipeg Jets will be shown a hefty 22 times.  All’s fair in that room.  Add to that the ten games shown on TSN, and I think we’re all happy.

REALLY

The Oilers will be shown a whopping zero times on any other national network.  This includes

  • the soon to be renamed Versus network
  • NHL Network (US only)
  • NBC

On NBC and the US version of the NHL Network, there will be no Canadian teams shown.  No Leafs, no Habs, certainly no Oilers, and there will be no Winnipeg Jets.  Although I’m sure the frenzy over teams like Detroit and New York will again be in full force, some States viewers would likely appreciate seeing a mixer of Leafs or Habs thrown in for flavour.

View all the NHL TV schedules by clicking here.

BARONS!

Barons! Logo courtesy Cox Convention Center

One of my favourite people on the Internets is a good guy and big Oklahoma City Barons fan Neal!  I like to yell out Neal’s name and put an exclamation point after it.  Punctuation marks no know boundaries here at Oil On Whyte.

Neal! is likely quite happy because the AHL schedule was released today.   Click here to view the OKC Barons schedule, and you may now plan your trips to Abbotsford.

Or Toronto.

Or Rochester.

Or Texas.

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