sound is back with Bell, but I preferred the BESN broadcast in 5.1 dolby audio. The Oiler PPV audio is flat
I would have been thrilled to stay with the Boston feed. The pregame back and forth was solid and both commentators were professional and knowledgeable (memo to BESN though: Rexall doesn't have the fastest ice in the league anymore) - it was interesting to hear a different view of the Oilers.
Oilers PPV, on the other hand, was embarrassing, particularly the intermissions. I thought the coaching interviews were good but would have liked to hear from the Boston coaches - maybe I was refilling the popcorn bowl during those interviews. The on-air guys all seemed to me like radio folks who haven't spent enough time in front of a camera to be more at ease so they could provide thoughtful commentary. The Oilers PPV staff needs to raise the quality of the production to a level that reflects the general competence and class of the organization.
It doesn't have to be TSN or HNIC but it needs to be better than Sportsnet - at least Sportsnet Pacific that we get to watch in BC - particularly if the feed is being used for Center Ice.