There will be no CBA talks between the NHL and NHLPA today as word leaks out that the players were perhaps less than thrilled with the league's newest proposal yesterday, as we suspect they would be. The whole thing, though, will not keep the league from proceeding as if business were as usual. Today that includes releasing a national television schedule we know will very likely not get used in it's entirety.
So in the spirit of putting our hands over our ears and eyes and feigning ignorance like so many other parties these days, here are the Dallas Stars' scheduled appearances on national television for the 2012-2013 NHL Season:
|Tuesday, November 13||Stars||Redwings||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Thursday, November 15||Sharks||Stars||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Saturday, December 1||Penguins||Stars||NHL Network-US|
|Saturday, December 8||Stars||Oilers||NHL Network-US|
|Monday, January 14||Stars||Avalanche||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Tuesday, January 22||Avalanche||Stars||NBCSN|
|Saturday, March 9||Stars||Sharks||NHL Network-US|
|Monday, March 18||Sharks||Stars||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Monday, March 25||Kings||Stars||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Friday, March 29||Red Wings||Stars||NHL Network-US|
|Tuesday, April 9||Kings||Stars||TSN2, NBCSN|
|Thursday, April 11||Stars||Wild||TSN2, NBCSN|
The NHL Network games, of course, will probably still be broadcast on FSSW or TXA-21 locally in the Stars broadcast area, but we include them here for our friends in other parts of the country. Traditionally a local television schedule soon follows the release of the national one, so we'll keep an eye out for that.
Curiously the Stars are featured on NBC/NBC Sports Network (or would be if there were full season) more than any other team in the Pacific that didn't win the Stanley Cup last year. Dallas: 8, San Jose: 7, Phoenix: 4, Anaheim: 1. The Stars were featured 7 times on NBCSN/Versus last season.
The Red Wings would be featured on NBC/NBCSN 17 times this coming season, tying with the Penguins and Bruins.