Jul 282010

Some good news from the Vancouver Canucks today:

The Vancouver Canucks in partnership with Rogers Sportsnet announced today that they have reached a three-year agreement to broadcast 13 regular season games a year on Rogers Sportsnet ONE, beginning in the 2010.11 National Hockey League season.


This new partnership is in addition to Rogers Sportsnet Pacific’s 45 game Canucks broadcast schedule available to fans in British Columbia and the Yukon Territories. This is another extension of the strong strategic alliance with Rogers Communications.

A little bit more info about Rogers Sportsnet ONE here.

A quick look at the Canucks’ schedule this upcoming 2010/2011 season shows 15 games on Saturday night. Assuming these Saturday night games will be broadcast on Hockey Night in Canada – and I think most, if not all of them, should be – that’s a total of 73(-ish) games to be broadcast potentially on CBC, Rogers Sportsnet Pacific and Rogers Sportsnet ONE. TSN showed 10 Canucks games last season so it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that TSN can pick up the remaining games. City-TV, another Rogers property, also broadcasted 1 game last season; I noticed Shaw added City-TV HD to its channel lineup not too long ago.

So what does this all mean?

The Canucks have always maintained that the only reason games were available only on pay-per-view was because they didn’t have a network to broadcast the games for them. And now that they do, well, simply, it’s no more pay-per-view.

Sep 032009

Believe it or not, we’re only 10 days away from the Canucks’ first preseason game. The team hasn’t officially announced their broadcast schedule yet, but they are listed on CDC’s September wallpaper.

  • Sept. 14 vs New York Islanders – Sportsnet Pacific
  • Sept. 17 vs Anaheim Ducks – Sportsnet Pacific
  • Sept. 21 vs Calgary Flames – Sportsnet Pacific
  • Sept. 23 vs San Jose Sharks – Sportsnet Pacific
  • Sept. 26 vs Calgary Flames – TSN2

So far, it doesn’t look like their games on Sept. 18 (Sharks), Sept. 19 (Oilers), Sept. 24 (Ducks) and Sept. 26 (Oilers) are televised.

(Hat-tip to the guys at HF Boards.)

Sep 162008

A quick hit on this one… I was just looking through the Vancouver Canucks schedule that was inserted in Sunday’s Vancouver Province. Did anyone else notice that the team moved Fan Appreciation Day from the last home game of the season to a mid-season January 4th game vs. the Dallas Stars? Did you also notice that that same Stars game is only available on pay-per-view?

How ironic.

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