CBC starts out with the game that shows the pecking order for Vancouver Canucks fans. City TV handles this game in a simulcast. The Toronto Maple Leafs "can't" be seen at 10 pm Eastern so Canucks fans get a local 4 pm home start. The NHL Network remain scared to carry these teams playing each other. The Battle of Alberta in Calgary is the late game on CBC.
Rogers Sportsnet has a nice Original 6 game with the Red Wings in Montréal. Hometown Hockey from Winnipeg as the Ottawa Senators come to Manitoba to play the Jets. Wednesday Night Hockey has the Calgary Flames at the Air Canada Centre to face the Maple Leafs.
Rogers Sportsnet One jumps onto the ice with a Wednesday late game with the Edmonton Oilers hosting Philadelphia.
The NHL Network feed in Buffalo and Pittsburgh will get the Habs on Saturday. The feeds in Los Angeles and Chicago will have the Hometown Hockey game on Sunday.
Friday Vancouver @ Nashville, 1p
Toronto @ Edmonton, 2p
Saturday Ottawa @ NY Islanders, Noon
Monday Ottawa @ Winnipeg, 2p
Thursday Philadelphia @ Edmonton, 1p
Toronto @ Vancouver, 7p
Edmonton @ Calgary, 10p
Toronto @ Vancouver, 7p
Detroit @ Montréal, 7p
Ottawa @ Winnipeg, 7p
Calgary @ Toronto, 7:30p
Rogers Sportsnet One
Philadelphia @ Edmonton, 9:30
Usually the Hockey Night in Canada crew mentions the Grey Cup, especially when the #1 crew is in Toronto, one of the teams in the CFL championship game. The Argos are the CFL champs. If the Argos get mentioned during Saturday's game, only CBC viewers will know.
The NHL Network picked up the Edmonton feed for the Sunday game that was not the Hometown Hockey game. The U.S. channel ran a 2-hour, tape-delayed version of Hometown Hockey, but carried the U.S. feed instead of the Hometown Hockey feed.
There is another Jason York sighting. The former Montréal Canadiens TV analyst for Rogers Sportsnet East provided the colour analysis for the Ottawa Senators games in Stockholm. York worked with Dave Randorf in the Jets-Sharks game on Saturday since Rogers had to cover 5 games. York is still way better than Louie DeBrusk, yet Rogers wants DeBrusk in the high-profile role.
Chris Cuthbert went from the CFL snow in Ottawa on Sunday to the warmth of Nashville on Tuesday thanks to NBCSN. Cuthbert was teamed up with the untalented Brian Boucher.
The CBC promos are in the same order and sense of time, especially the current trend of reading 2 quick promos just after the start of the 2nd period. Last week, the time from the beginning of the first promo and the end of the second promo, in real time, was 54.95 seconds. This past week, the time increased to a whopping 1:32.41. That is still less than a NHL power play.
Early game: Frankie Drake Mysteries; Great Canadian Baking Show (1st); Kim's Convenience; Rick Mercer Report; The Goods (2nd); The Stats of Life (3rd)