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#1 Joel Heyman

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:02 PM

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League and Sportsnet, entering the second year of a five-year relationship, announced today that Sportsnet will begin coverage of the AHL's 77th season with three live, national Saturday night broadcasts this month.

On Oct. 13, the defending Western Conference champion Toronto Marlies (top affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs) will host the Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres) at 5 p.m. ET.

Then on Oct. 20, it's an AHL doubleheader as the Marlies host the Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal Canadiens) at 7 p.m. ET and the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver Canucks) visit the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary Flames) at 10 p.m. ET.

All three games will air live across Canada in high definition on Sportsnet ONE. Hockey Central host Jeff Marek will be joined by analysts Brad May and John Shannon for pre-game and intermission analysis. Joe Bowen, Greg Millen and Paul Hendrick will provide the call from Toronto, while Rob Kerr, Charlie Simmer, John Garrett and Roger Millions bring home the action from Abbotsford.

"As we prepare to embark on an exciting 2012-13 season in the American Hockey League, we are thrilled to be teaming with Sportsnet to bring our sport's best young talent into the homes of our fans across Canada," said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer.

"There is a great hunger and passion for hockey across this country, and we are thrilled to partner with the American Hockey League to provide fans with access to premium, live hockey destination viewing on Saturdays for the coming weeks," said Navaid Mansuri, Vice-President of Finance and Sports Programming, Rogers Media. The American Hockey League, which begins its 77th season of play on Oct. 12, continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 11th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2011-12. Through the years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, including legends such as Johnny Bower, Andy Bathgate, Gerry Cheevers, Larry Robinson, Patrick Roy and Brett Hull.

Yay! Now we can watch the Wolves play the Heat!
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Cool beans. At least I'll be able to watch something
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Great, can watch atleast one game.

I wonder if they will broadcast more later on..
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

SportsnetONE .... LAME!
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#5 Ossi Vaananen

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

I'm very pleased with this.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

OH nice.. At least we can watch some sort of hockey on TV.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

SportsnetONE .... LAME!


You expect AHL hockey on their main channel?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

You expect AHL hockey on their main channel?

God forbid they replace Poker w/ AHL hockey :sadno:
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

Baseball gets higher numbers than AHL hockey even in Canada.
TSN2 is worth it, SN1 just for the canuck games, I'd just upgrade
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

AHL hockey more exciting to watch then KHL hockey. No joke.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

I would prefer even more time devoted to WHL or even CHL in general, but at least its something!
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

Nice, Looking forward to seeing Marlies and Wolves. I'd also like to see some OKC Baron's games. I want to see all the Oiler's young up and comers playing on the same team with Nuge, Hall and Eberle. Although Hal will have to wait but he might be ready next month.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

pff .. telus dont even give sportsnet for basic.

i hate telus and their crappy contracts. i miss shaw cable.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

pff .. telus dont even give sportsnet for basic.

i hate telus and their crappy contracts. i miss shaw cable.


Nobody forces you to sign the contract.

Pay the extra money for the sports package.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

Hahaha does anyone remember that thread a couple of days ago with the OP asking if SNet would air the Wolves games? Everyone pounced on him with a resounding "no, are you dumb or something" type of response. Just makes me chuckle is all
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

Nice, I hope I bump into John Garret at the game.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hahaha does anyone remember that thread a couple of days ago with the OP asking if SNet would air the Wolves games? Everyone pounced on him with a resounding "no, are you dumb or something" type of response. Just makes me chuckle is all


Most people on these boards are idiots who think they know everything about everything, the wanna be moderators who have 8000+ posts are the worst.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

Baseball gets higher numbers than AHL hockey even in Canada.
TSN2 is worth it, SN1 just for the canuck games, I'd just upgrade

Yeah, I only have cable for hockey to start with (and I don't even have cable right now since I disconnect it during the summer). I'm not going to double my cable bill and buy an HD box for hockey, let alone AHL hockey.

When did I say anything about baseball?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Nobody forces you to sign the contract.

Pay the extra money for the sports package.


i assume sportsnet was free to begin with cause of shaw including in theirs.. 40$+ a month for nothing to watch.. add money just for a few sports channels? i think not.. telus cost a dam fortune to get where shaw basic is at.
Plus they didnt have to call my place at 9pm trying to convince me telus is better, i see their ads everywhere enough. they didnt force me but they lied to sell their crap. telus hd box is just pathetically slow. the channel i get are spread out on 600+ channels.. where i only get about 40 channels... sooo hard to find the channels that you are paying for. i could go on and on and on .. oh and my phone plan.. lol with shaw phone, my house phone worked.. when i switched my phone stopped dialing out.. so i call them (telus) they said to buy a phone that is compatible with telus.. seriouslly!!!!!?? had to fork out another 70$+ for something that works but not for them? lame sauce.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:22 PM

Baseball and poker on CH 22 made me stop watching sportsnet since last regular season. AHL games should just replace poker or baseball
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