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03-26-2007, 01:58 PM
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They'll have second HD truck for the western games starting next year, if i recall correctly.
Actually, they just said they are getting a second HD truck... it may or may not be for games in the West (i.e. they could have one for Toronto, one for Montreal).

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03-26-2007, 01:59 PM
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has anybody heard what the numbers are like? im guessing CBC had to really shell out the dough as TSN was reportedly willing to pay a very steep price
Haven't heard yet. But one wonders if those TSN numbers that were being thrown around were maybe an attempt to get the CBC to pony up more....

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03-26-2007, 02:03 PM
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Problem is that the Leafs have such a large following that of course CBC will show their games first, better ratings.

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So we have another 6 years of Bob Cole regaling us with bleats of "THE LEAFS NEED A GOAL!!" at random intervals whenever he's doing the occasional Oiler game?

Sweet.
Oh give me a break, as bad as cole is, he never said that, or anything close to it.

you just want to hate on CBC

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03-26-2007, 02:15 PM
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Actually, they just said they are getting a second HD truck... it may or may not be for games in the West (i.e. they could have one for Toronto, one for Montreal).
Pretty sure someone mentioned that it was going to be stationed in Edmonton.

As for my comment regarding TSN/Sportsnet, I wish someone like TSN would get the Oilers contract that Sportsnet currently has. Or at the very least, I wish Sportsnet would get more HD channels and start broadcasting hockey games the way they are meant to be broadcast.

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03-26-2007, 02:25 PM
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If CBC ever loses the NHL contract they will pretty much lose their entire reason for existence so I would be very surprised to see them let it go. Even the CBC braintrust has to be smart enough to know that the only 'nation building' they ever did was getting people outside southern Ontario to agree that they hate the Leafs.

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Oh give me a break, as bad as cole is, he never said that, or anything close to it.

you just want to hate on CBC
I've heard him say it before over the years during a Leafs/Oilers game...it's no big deal, just an annoyance that shows his homerism on a supposedly national broadcast.

And I don't "hate" on anything. Life's too short for petty stuff like that.

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03-26-2007, 02:48 PM
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Can't click on link, is taht free you think? So you think maybe instead of watching leafs games, we can watch regional Sens games? That would be awesome
Yah, it will be free.

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has anybody heard what the numbers are like? im guessing CBC had to really shell out the dough as TSN was reportedly willing to pay a very steep price
It's being reported as about a $100M/year here http://www.globesports.com/servlet/s...326.wspthnic26
and $85M/year here http://www.thestar.com/article/196075

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Woo, this is great news!

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For all those who are slagging CBC for showing Leafs games so often, this is a quote from the globesports.com article oilersrule14 posted just now:

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Although the NHL has not completed a contract negotiation with TSN for national cable rights, it is expected to be completed in the few months.

TSN is seeking more Canadian content, specifically games involving the Leafs, and also participation in Canadian series during the playoffs.
It's not a conspiracy, folks, just population numbers....

Also, another interesting point that seems to be part of this new contract--CBC will only have the rights to the *first two rounds* of playoffs that involve Canadian teams. After that, a third (and presumably fourth) round that involves a Canadian team goes to TSN, apparently.

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For all those who are slagging CBC for showing Leafs games so often, this is a quote from the globesports.com article oilersrule14 posted just now:



It's not a conspiracy, folks, just population numbers....

Also, another interesting point that seems to be part of this new contract--CBC will only have the rights to the *first two rounds* of playoffs that involve Canadian teams. After that, a third (and presumably fourth) round that involves a Canadian team goes to TSN, apparently.
they still hold the rights to the finals as well.... so that would leave only the 3rd round, which would be *very* weird.... im guessing that its just a typo or something... id be utterly *shocked* if they dont have the rights for all the playoffs

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OK, this should make Oilers fans happier. From the CBC article on the new contract:

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Bettman said the new deal calls for a maximum of 23 Toronto Maple Leafs games and 17 Montreal Canadiens games during the regular season, with more dates being allocated for other Canadian teams.

"The mix is not going to be what it's been in previous years," said Bettman. "We decreased the number of the Leaf games, and increased the number of games of the other Canadian teams that can be made available."

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they still hold the rights to the finals as well.... so that would leave only the 3rd round, which would be *very* weird.... im guessing that its just a typo or something... id be utterly *shocked* if they dont have the rights for all the playoffs
Just curious--where did you see that they still hold the rights to the Finals? I haven't seen that as part of any article on the new contract.

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03-26-2007, 03:19 PM
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I don't have as much a problem with HNIC as I do with the playoff coverage. HNIC is awesome except when they don't carry your team. No excuse, pick -it up or let someone else have the rights, imo.

And for the playoffs I think Sportnet should get western games, and CBC can have eastern games. That way we get guys who have been calling our games all season doing the playoffs, and we don't need to hear guys learning our players names.

Oh well, can't teach an old dog new tricks I suppose . . .

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03-26-2007, 04:27 PM
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Just curious--where did you see that they still hold the rights to the Finals? I haven't seen that as part of any article on the new contract.
"The CBC also retains exclusive Canadian coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL all-star game and the annual NHL awards, and continued coverage of Canadian teams in the playoffs, ensuring national coverage of all Canadian clubs involved in the post-season."

from the CBC article... seems like they have the entire playoffs for canadian teams and the final no matter whos playing

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03-26-2007, 04:35 PM
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"The CBC also retains exclusive Canadian coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL all-star game and the annual NHL awards, and continued coverage of Canadian teams in the playoffs, ensuring national coverage of all Canadian clubs involved in the post-season."

from the CBC article... seems like they have the entire playoffs for canadian teams and the final no matter whos playing
Hmmm...thanks, don't know how I missed that. In that case, you're right, that's pretty strange...it does sound like they have the rights to every round except the third? Weird.

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03-26-2007, 05:15 PM
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Why would CTV be any better than CBC? Have you watched TSN's broadcasts? They're terrible. McGuire/Healy etc. always take shots the Oilers and I hate their lame idea of putting McGuire right on the bench with the players and then forcing interviews during commercial breaks even.

CTV/TSN would be just as Toronto oriented.

At least CBC has history, and although yes they too favor the Leafs, the Oilers get some nice play on CBC too and are a big part of CBC history with the Gretzky days. I liked how they showed all our of past Cup wins during the SCF week last year.

The other issue is CBC is free anywhere. With CTV, a lot of the games would have to be put on TSN, since they can't pre-empt American Idol or Lost (etc.).

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03-26-2007, 05:31 PM
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Fewer Leafs games, more other Canadian teams

Bettman said the new deal will feature fewer Toronto Maple Leafs games during the regular season, with more dates being allocated for other Canadian teams.

"The mix is not going to be what it's been in previous years," Bettman said. "We decreased the number of the Leaf games and increased the number of games of the other Canadian teams that can be made available."

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03-26-2007, 11:59 PM
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Good news as I like HNIC. The early game is always Toronto but i'm glad it is going to change as the west games are usually split between Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. There are two things I do not like about the second game, that it is not in HD and that the announcers always love to talk about a star player like with Peter Forsberg last week and Joe Thornton another time. Both were Oiler games with alot of their starting lineup out so maybe they don't want to talk about AHLers but there are other players on the ice like Arnott and Kariya, Horcoff. ect. It's like they pick the biggest star of the game and have a man crush for the whole game and it gets boring fast.

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03-27-2007, 12:22 AM
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playoffs + cbc = garbage

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playoffs + cbc = garbage
I agree, personally, and I don't know for sure, but NBC is the best as far as regular season goes. The finals were amazing last year. Mike Emrick and Chris Cuthbert are sooooo good. They know what to talk about to keep the viewer's attention and their voices aren't boring and stale like Cole and Neale. I hate those guys.

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The other issue is CBC is free anywhere. With CTV, a lot of the games would have to be put on TSN, since they can't pre-empt American Idol or Lost (etc.).
As someone who literally only had rabbit ear "peasant vision" the first 18 years of my life, that's exactly it.

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staying on cbc means i can still watch games while at the cottage, very nice.

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