Had DISH about 14 years ago but switched to DirecTV... Now I thinking of coming back. Trouble is, the thing that drove me from DISH was sports blackouts (specifically NHL games). DISH always pointed the finger at blackout rules, but DirecTV always showed the games. I live in upstate NY, south of Albany, and with DirecTV I have enjoyed seeing all the NHL games from my 4 (yes, 4) local teams (Rangers, Islanders, Devils, and Sabres) on Madison Square Garden (MSG) networks, the NHL network, and the local NBC station. Usually if a game was unavailable on one channel, it would be available on one of the other two. My question to those who have made the switch from DirecTV to DISH: Are you still able to get your NHL games? Are there more blackouts? Do you have the same local teams? Heck, anyone with a DISH subscription feel free to chime in with your experiences vis-à-vis NHL game blackouts (although the experiences of upstate NY residents would be most welcome). In this household, the answer to these questions may be potential deal-breakers (3 people in the household- one a Rangers fan, one an Islanders fan, and one a Devils fan).