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NHL Unveils A Chunk Of The Oilers TV Schedule

The NHL unveiled the television schedules today for NBC Sports, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS, and NHL Network Canada. The majority of Oiler games are televised on Sportsnet or Sportsnet One but this announcement gives fans a look at when the team will be seen by a national audience.

CBC will carry 14 Oiler games including the season opener against Calgary, 12 Saturday games, and one random Thursday night game against Montreal. CBC spread out the Hockey Night in Canada late game pretty well this season; the Oilers will host that game 7 times, Calgary 7 (including the Heritage Classic), and Vancouver 10. This is a big improvement on last season.

TSN picks up another 10 Oiler telecasts; no games are scheduled to be seen on TSN2. The remaining 58 will all be on one of the two Sportsnet channels. I heard on the radio that as many as 18 games are scheduled for Sportsnet On (this makes sense since Sportsnet carried 40 games last season) so if you haven’t done so already call your cable provider and request that channel.

Something I find a little interesting looking at the television schedule is that Taylor Hall will not be seen a single time on either NBC or Versus this season. I’m sure neither network would be thrilled to show multiple games featuring a small market Canadian team that finished dead last the previous year but I would have thought the draw of the number one overall pick might have at least gotten them to carry one game this season.

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