It is way too complicated for some people to watch sporting events. The content industry is frustrating as hell. Just put the crap online for a reasonable price without blackout restrictions. It's incredibly stupid to reject customers like that.
Not going to happen for quite a while. Sports are the only reason to subscribe to TV really anymore. Everything can be streamed or NetFlixed or whatever. That's what companies like Comcast and Cablevision have their own sports channels, and buy the content. This way, you HAVE to subscribe to their cable to get the local sports.
Every game of the playoffs will be on either NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, or NHL Network. Only "local feeds" are for your local team. If you have all four of those channels, you should be able to see every playoff game, regardless of what your cable's guide/show lineup says. So regardless of what your guide/TV lineup says, at the time of games you should check all four of those channels.
If anyone is interested, i MAY be able to stream some high quality games soon. I don't have cable tv at my house but i am about to get a slingbox running and if that's the case i would gladly hook up my PC using wired and stream high quality to these flyers fans in a private server. Let me know if anyone is really interested in this.
every game of playoffs are broadcast nationally in canada
cbc covers every game which has a canadian team ( and others if no canadian teams left in it )
and tsn / tsn2 covers others
its a split 50/50
its been done this way for quite a few years now
Technically they are not. I have just the basic cable package and on my CBC channel I could only watch the Senators/Rangers game, not the Caps/Bruins.
But if you have satellite, you can get numerous CBC channels across Canada, and one of them may be showing the other game.
It's the same thing during the regular season, when Montreal and Toronto both play on Hockey Night in Canada, but in separate games, depending where you live in Canada, you get a different game. If you live in the Montreal region, you get the Habs game, and if you live in the GTA, you get the Toronto game.