I don't know how it is with ESPN+, but with my NHL.tv streaming subscription, I can pick and choose any game of the season prior today and watch from start to finish. So there is no need to DVR anything, its already all done for you. Except (and a big exception) for blacked out games like the local Caps, which are only able to stream previously held games after 2 days from the initial broadcast. And I think that goes for any national broadcasts games on NBC or NBCSN as well. I am not sure how ESPN+ will handle local blackouts. It hasn't bothered me too much before because I'm the dumbass that pays for both cable and online subscriptions, but yeah it's expensive.