NBC's schedule of NHL games will start mostly at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

NBC's schedule of NHL games will start mostly at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Post by tmc1.. » Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:48:50


http://SportToday.org/

One of the details of NBC ump***th renewal of their NHL profit-
sharing agreement that made the curious bystander worry was that NBC
was announcing a consistent, Sunday 12:30 PM ET timeslot for all but
two of its broadcasts.  The 1PM ET Winter Classic and the 2PM ET
final day of the season broadcast are the only exceptions.

But, according to this schedule an HF poster put up, they will allow
teams in the central time zone to start their games at Noon CT at
latest.  Unfortunately, they will not be as flexible for a team in the
Mountain/Pacific timezone being allowed to watch later in the day.
Well post the schedule after the jump.  Later today, however, well
revisit our predictions earlier in the season for NHL/NBC flex games,
and see if theyll still hold with the way the standings have gone.

January 1, 1:00 PM ET
Detroit vs. Chicago

January 18, 12:30 PM ET
New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

February 8
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET)
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta (12:30 PM ET)
Nashville vs. Dallas (1:00 PM ET)

February 15, 12:30 PM ET
Colorado vs. Detroit
Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers
San Jose vs. New Jersey

February 22, 12:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh vs. Washington
Colorado vs. Carolina

March 8
Boston vs. New York Rangers (12:30 PM ET)
Pittsburgh vs. Washington (12:30 PM ET)
Phoenix vs. New York Islanders (12:30 PM ET)
Colorado vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

March 15, 12:30 PM ET
Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers
Detroit vs. Columbus
Boston vs. Pittsburgh

March 22
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET)
New Jersey vs. Boston (12:30 PM ET)
Los Angeles vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

April 5, 12:30 PM ET
Minnesota vs. Detroit
Pittsburgh vs. Florida
Atlanta vs. Washington

April 12, 2:00 PM ET
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia
Detroit vs. Chicago
Boston vs. New York Islanders
St. Louis vs. Colorado

 
 
 

NBC's schedule of NHL games will start mostly at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Post by PB » Thu, 01 Jan 2009 08:36:15


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> One of the details of NBC ump***th renewal of their NHL profit-
> sharing agreement that made the curious bystander worry was that NBC
> was announcing a consistent, Sunday 12:30 PM ET timeslot for all but
> two of its broadcasts. ?The 1PM ET Winter Classic and the 2PM ET
> final day of the season broadcast are the only exceptions.

> But, according to this schedule an HF poster put up, they will allow
> teams in the central time zone to start their games at Noon CT at
> latest. ?Unfortunately, they will not be as flexible for a team in the
> Mountain/Pacific timezone being allowed to watch later in the day.
> Well post the schedule after the jump. ?Later today, however, well
> revisit our predictions earlier in the season for NHL/NBC flex games,
> and see if theyll still hold with the way the standings have gone.

> January 1, 1:00 PM ET
> Detroit vs. Chicago

> January 18, 12:30 PM ET
> New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

> February 8
> Detroit vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET)
> Philadelphia vs. Atlanta (12:30 PM ET)
> Nashville vs. Dallas (1:00 PM ET)

> February 15, 12:30 PM ET
> Colorado vs. Detroit
> Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers
> San Jose vs. New Jersey

> February 22, 12:30 PM ET
> Pittsburgh vs. Washington
> Colorado vs. Carolina

> March 8
> Boston vs. New York Rangers (12:30 PM ET)
> Pittsburgh vs. Washington (12:30 PM ET)
> Phoenix vs. New York Islanders (12:30 PM ET)
> Colorado vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

> March 15, 12:30 PM ET
> Philadelphia vs. New York Rangers
> Detroit vs. Columbus
> Boston vs. Pittsburgh

> March 22
> Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh (12:30 PM ET)
> New Jersey vs. Boston (12:30 PM ET)
> Los Angeles vs. Chicago (1:00 PM ET)

> April 5, 12:30 PM ET
> Minnesota vs. Detroit
> Pittsburgh vs. Florida
> Atlanta vs. Washington

> April 12, 2:00 PM ET
> New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia
> Detroit vs. Chicago
> Boston vs. New York Islanders
> St. Louis vs. Colorado

Is there any college or high school bowling or lawn darts competing
for ratings at those hours ?

If so, the NHL doesn't stand a chance. Give it up.

The only good thing about the rough US economy, is that some sun belt
teams may fold and move back to Canada.(Winnipeg, Hamilton, Quebec
City, hell even maybe Halifax) (or better U.S. markets)

Then, maybe the NHL can merge with the Champions/Continental Hockey
League in Europe and stop wasting time selling out a sport to people
who don't want it or even get it.