Thread: OT: Sabres on MSG?
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10-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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I guess this is a good place to provide the breakdown:

Under current NHL rules, a team may not broadcast more than 50-60 games outside of their designated market area (DMA). They are allowed to fully serve their DMA.

For the Rangers, Devils and Islanders, this is the NYC Tri-State area (including the Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and The Bronx, northern and central New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut). For the Sabres, this is everything north of Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties.

In addition to the NHL restriction, MSG Network agreed with the Sabres not to air a single Rangers, Islanders, or Devils game west of Syracuse. On the other side of the coin, MSG Network does not air a single Sabres game in the Tri-State area. So bottom line, if you're north of Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess counties and east of Syracuse, you'll get all Sabres games and some Rangers games. If you're west of Syracuse, you're SOL.

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