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Versus- Here We Go Again

Stars/Canucks game not on VersusHD, golf is on.
In case you ask, via Comcast in Detroit area.
The Versus website states all quarterfinal games in HD.

update 10:06pm, Game is on INHD as noted in the comments.  I have the VS?GLFHD channel, why not use that channel or at least let us know the game was moved?  Even the INHD channel guide shows a movie on instead of hockey.

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Three Games Tonight

The Western Conference is featured tonight.  Another long OT game is OK, my batteries are re-charged.

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Do The Right Thing, CBC

from the NHL Fanhouse,

But there’s one area where the CBC is going backward, not forward, and that’s with its online product.
Last night, the CBC debuted Hockey Night Online, an online only pre-game and post-game program. Unfortunately, as my friend Paul Kukla discovered, the Web cast only works for folks who have Canadian IP addresses.

read on

added 2:37pm, I just made a quick call to the CBC, and they are restricted from showing the streaming material in the US.  That answers that but maybe we can get that worked out for next year?

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I Would Not Be Happy

Listening to NHL Live, a caller just mentioned he was watching the Stars/Canucks game in the Houston area via Time Warner cable.
At 2:00am last night, the game went off the air and an infomercial appeared.

Carriers of NHL hockey, step-up, be prepared for OT games, don’t let this happen again.

added 6:30pm, via Yahoo,

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP)—“We are obviously very disappointed to hear that some fans in a few select markets have reported that they did not see the end of this great game,” network spokeswoman Katie Bradshaw said.
Henrik Sedin scored 18:06 into the fourth overtime—at about 3:30 a.m. EDT Thursday—to give the Canucks a 5-4 Game 1 win over the Stars in the sixth-longest playoff game in NHL history.
“The game did run in its entirety on the Versus network feed,” Bradshaw said. “But based on the information we have received, we are currently working with our affiliates in the affected markets to find out what caused the problem and to make sure that this doesn’t happen again during the playoffs.”

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Tonight’s Games

Please no long OT games, we need some sleep!

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HNIC Online

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail (for Thursday edition),

It was late and a bit tricky to find, but Hockey Night Online made its debut last night and worked pretty well.
HNO is the Internet pre-game show that Hockey Night In Canada is planning to post on CBC Sports.ca before each of its National Hockey League playoff telecasts.
Wednesday night’s show preceded Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Ottawa Senators series. It was scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m. EDT, but we couldn’t get it on our computer monitor until several minutes later.

continued & I tried to access it but Canadian IPs only.

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OK, Enough

from the CBC,

The Nova Scotia legislature has unanimously endorsed a resolution chastising the NHL for its decision to schedule the Pittsburgh Penguins’-Ottawa Senators playoff game for Saturday afternoon rather than the evening Hockey Night in Canada slot.
Conservative backbencher Pat Dunn drafted the resolution. Nova Scotians are keen to see Dartmouth native Sidney Crosby in his first playoff season and a 4 p.m. faceoff makes no sense, Dunn said.
“Most Nova Scotians are very busy with their lives — out, some working, some shopping, running errands and so on,” Dunn said. “Just not a good time to be sitting down watching a hockey game prior to parents getting meals ready for their children and so on.”

more

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Vote For The Best

STAMFORD, Conn. (April 11, 2007) - VERSUS, the national cable television home of the NHL, gives fans the opportunity to relive the greatest Stanley Cup moments of the modern expansion era and vote for the ultimate moment as part of a Stanley Cup playoff feature which launched, today, April 11 on www.versus.com/nhlplayoffs

As the NHL playoffs commence today, 16 teams will begin the Quest for the Cup, with each game a Do or Die battle to the championship. Along the way many heroes will emerge to become forever linked with the greatest memories of the Stanley Cup.  Was it Mark Messier’s 1994 playoff guarantee? Ray Bourque’s crowning glory or Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Cup winning goal?  These are just three of the defining moments chosen by VERSUS that fans can relive on www.versus.com/nhlplayoffs

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Help Out The NHL Fans DirecTV

By posting this, maybe it will open some eyes.  This is a DirecTV issue, not an NHL issue.  Maybe we can persuade DirecTV a bit…

from a KK reader,

Could you do anything to help persuade DirecTV to put Versus HD games on their channel 95 special events channel instead of meaningless April MLB regular season games.
DirecTV has no HD hockey scheduled for the next two days at least and it is quite frustrating to know that Versus is producing games in HD and that viewers can’t watch them.
I have heard the NHL say many times that HD is the future of televised hockey, but it’s not so good when even people with HDTV sets can’t watch it.

More information can be found at this AVS Forum thread...

 

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Drop The Puck

Just in case you don’t know what teams play tonight.

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