Why oh whyPosted: 12 January 2008
It seems kind of strange that the Canucks would play back-to-back, home-and-away games (both of which they lost, badly), until I saw today’s schedule. The only late game today, and it’s the second half of this week’s Hockey Night in Canada, involves the Leafs in San Jose. None of the western teams is playing; Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver all played last night. Toronto, like its counterparts in the Northeast Division, must head west this year to play in the Pacific Division. But to reserve the second half of HNIC, which almost always involves at least one team from Western Canada, exclusively for a Toronto match smacks of preferential treatment.
What I would like to have the CBC do whenever it splits the feed for hockey is to have individual regions vote for the game they would most like to see. I would much prefer to watch Montreal or Ottawa instead of the Leafs, but unless you have a digital package that gives you multiple CBC feeds, you’re more likely stuck watching Toronto. I’m sure there are many throughout the country who are just tired of watching the same team again and again every week.
If I’m forced to watch this game tonight (not sure if the birthday party I’m going to has a TV), you can bet that I’ll be rooting for the Sharks. Anyone with me?
(photo credit: HabsBlog)