This proves to me that Bettman cares only about the immediate cash and doesn't want to grow the game.
Sportsnet is a &^%$* mickey mouse operation. They have terrible announcers, terrible analysts & third world production values. A crap net. TSN really improved the production values. I don't understand this short sighted move that by moron commissioner.
As for TVA vs RDS. The difference isn't as big as Sportsnet & TSN but RDS is still a far superior network.
Man, what a terrible move from the fans' point of view.
No big deal. Sooner or later TSN hockey guys will end up at Sportsnet anyway.
CBC only did a side deal with Rogers for HNIC, that's all.
because they were going to get nothing with tsn? maybe that's a good thing...sometimes tradition is hard to go without; although, the odd thursday game, playoff games, and hockey day in canada are my favourite days.
cbc puts on a show, but out of all of this...I hope with the new deal happening in ottawa, there will be a way for netflix to take on tv packages. that'll open the nhl door to a whole other opportunity of money making.
What concerns me the most is the availability of Habs games on Radio-Canada. It's a damn shame that people can't watch the Habs without a cable access in Quebec.
i hope they get at least 10 games per season.
That's probably not going to happen. TVA (not TVA Sports) would broadcast some games if that's an issue. I wouldn't be surprised if games on Saturday nights are on TVA next year. What brings in more ad money, a Habs hockey game or the umpteenth showing of Independence Day?
It's been 10 ****ing years since I Watch the Habs on RDS and I ****ing don't want it to change. ARGH **** THIS **** dammit Im mad dammit Im mad.
I don't have TSN at home but I have sportsnet and CBC so I'm OK with the Anglo changes, though.
**** TVASports, I hate them. **** TVA. **** Quebecor.
edit: so RDS keeps around 60 Habs game... I'm less mad.
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