Schedules known? Translation needed

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  1. ColoradoHockeyFan

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    The first part of the article says that a calendar has already been distributed among all NHL teams. The season will begin one week sooner than expected, because of the olympic games. The habs will begin the season in Boston (excellent match up to start a season!) October 5th. The author says that all this should be made official very soon - in a matter of hours or days at worst. ESPN is expected to participate in the NHL comeback plan, and the league is also investigating internet diffusion of its game (like in baseball)

    The second part of the article is a reharsh of what has already been discussed on this board about rules changes (goalie equipment size, shootout, change in line size etc. etc.). Nothing really new.

    The author also claims that the draft will be held August 6th.

    edited to add:
    Note that I have no idea who Pierre Trudel is. Never heard of him. I would take this article with a grain of salt, although everything he is saying sounds reasonable.

    I changed the date, I misread the article, sorry.
     
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    I like what I heard in the first half. ESPN getting rights back? meh I can live with it.

    Who's got dibs on the Habs over the Bruins Oct. 5th.
     
  6. Old Hickory

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    I will translate
     
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    You mean Alta Vista Babel Fish will translate.. Horribly I might add.
     
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    Yeah, but you've gotta admit, those online translators give you hilarious results!
     
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    Poor trainers
     
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    So then if they have a date set for the draft, one could assume that they already have a set draft format?
     
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    Habs vs Leafs Saturday the 8th. We need to rekindle our hatred for each other.

    Our rivalry has lost its "umph"...
     
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    Pierre Trudel

     
  13. Old Hickory

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    I think it should read coach
     
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    Last year, the schedule was released 7/14.

    Also, 99% certain that a US cable deal is already in place and will be announced later this month.
     
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    I know ;)
     
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    "Translation":

    Yup, good old Bobsled Gainey.
     
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    Please god, not ESPN.
     
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    I have a sick feeling they will be back with ESPN and kept 2nd rate :rant:
     
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    Unless there is a clause in the supposed ESPN contract that says something like

    "First rate coverage on ESPN"

    You know, not worded like that, but something that would have the NHL knowing that ESPN won't hose us again.
     
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    Well Im sure ESPN will broadcast games, but obviously at a much lower price and then I guess u have NBC as a primetime network
     
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    Apparently Comcast and Fox are teaming up and they will carry hockey. What I heard is that they'll do more regional broadcasts, much like baseball does it.
     
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    I hope radio broadcasts are still free
     
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    Do you have any more info on this? Link to a source? Not doubting you; just wanting to find out as much as possible. And when you refer to Fox, are you referring specifically to the network of Fox Sports regional outlets, which are strictly cable (as opposed to the Fox network, which is not)?
     
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