This almost doesn’t deserve the two minutes it will take me to post it, but here is the latest in TSN and Sportsnet’s silly “war” about which channel is better. In case you missed it, TSN sent out this press release last week.
Hockey lives here. This weekend, TSN wrapped up its most robust hockey production slate ever. Overall this hockey season, Canada’s Sports Leader has produced and broadcast 272 hockey games, or more than 700 hours of live game coverage. TSN’s slate of live hockey coverage includes NHL ON TSN regular season and playoff games, the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and a series of Hockey Canada domestic and international events.
An overview of TSN’s hockey productions from the 2011-12 hockey season is below:
• 85 games – NHL Regular Season Regional Games (Jets, Canadiens)
• 74 games – NHL Regular Season National games
• 30 games – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (3 Rounds)
• 27 games – Hockey Canada domestic and international events
• 26 games – IIHF World Junior Championship
• 21 games – IIHF World Championship
• 9 games – NHL Pre-Season
Today Sportsnet tagged this on to the end of their Memorial Cup press release.
Sportsnet is Canada’s unparalleled home to all things hockey, producing and broadcasting more than 300 games – more than any other Canadian broadcaster – for the 2011-12 season including the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup, CHL Playoffs, Friday Night Hockey, NHL, AHL and CIS:
- NHL Preseason – 7
- Vancouver Canucks Regular Season – 57
- Edmonton Oilers Regular Season – 58
- Calgary Flames Regular Season – 59
- Ottawa Senators Regular Season – 52
- Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season – 29
- CHL Canada-Russia Series – 6
- CHL Regular Season – 15
- CHL Top Prospects – 1
- CHL Playoffs – 8
- MasterCard Memorial Cup – 9
- Young Stars Tournament – 2
- AHL Outdoor Game – 1
- AHL All-Star – 1
- Canadian Interuniversity Sports Men’s Championship – 2
We get it, TSN and Sportsnet both show a lot of hockey.