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#26 OFFLINE   StephenT

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

So it sounds like either live in your favorite team's market and get all games for free with a base package, or live far away from it and pay to get all games on Center Ice plus the national games won't be blacked out, but don't live near your team's market or you get screwed.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

So it sounds like either live in your favorite team's market and get all games for free with a base package, or live far away from it and pay to get all games on Center Ice plus the national games won't be blacked out, but don't live near your team's market or you get screwed.


That works unless your team is featured on an NBC sunday game where they show different games in different regions of the country (like football).

So if you live far away you'll see San Jose vs Detroit instead of a Penguins Flyers game that you really wanted to watch.

Also if the team in your home market is playing your favorite team you might miss out on it that way as well if the stars align in rare cases like the ones discussed in this thread.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:24 AM

I think the NBC problem only happens on Hockey Day in America. Every other Sunday NBC picks a single game. However, your point is well taken.

I've been a Penguins fan living in the Baltimore/DC area for 13 years. I've had NHL Center Ice on DIRECTV the entire time. I barely remember the early days, but I think maybe some games weren't broadcast on Center Ice for reasons I can't remember. It's been a long, long time since I haven't been able to watch a Pens game. Every Caps game is broadcast so when they play them, I'm just forced to watch it on their channel. This year's Hockey Day in America did force me to watch a Pens game on NBC.com, but I was able to see it.

That's why I was surprised by this thread. I didn't know people had this problem. I guess I'm lucky.




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