For what it's worth, getting Center Ice will not guarantee HD programming. I'm in FL and have seen two games in HD, one local broadcast against Tampa Bay and the other was the national broadcast on Center Ice. Some cable networks don't broadcast the games in HD even if they're being shot in HD. Totally annoyed me after I paid for Center Ice. No one mentioned this to me at all when purchasing either so I've gotten used to watching the games in regular definition but at least I'm getting the majority of the games.
Can't wait to see the guys live and in person on Saturday night though. First game of the year in person for me. Talk about hockey withdrawal.
HD coverage is largely dependent on your carrier. Directv is pretty good about HD coverage .... Time Warner sucked.