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So i've tried to watch hockey here, the announcers suck and half the games are not televised, or they are on really late like 10pm here. I'm used to watchign them at 7pm and i realized the announcers are extremely lackluster.

I've been forced to watch old clips of Ron Maclean and Don Cherry lol.

I've tried to watch cbc utilizing some proxies etc but i can't seem to get anythign to work :(

I miss the excitement i got from watching it on CBC, and anyone i try and talk to says "we dont care about hockey! and it makes me very sad :(


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Actually, NHL Network (which is usually free with most digital cable packages) airs the early HNIC game on Saturdays. There's a good chance you actually get the channel, even though the channel number is probably well into the hundreds...

I used to have a fairly standard cable package with Comcast, and I received that channel. I'm no Leafs fan, but I was able to catch my Canucks every now and then, and even submitted to watching the Leafs if I was really hockey starved!

I've nearly purchased Center Ice or GameCenter Live a couple of times, but I just can't swing it financially right now. Hopefully soon. I'm in five fantasy hockey pools which helps keep me in the loop!

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Xbox baby! Check it out...you can get all the games. And for FREE!!!

Oh please tell how you do that???


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NHL center ice sometimes airs the canadian feed, but it'####### and miss, and NHL network often carries hockey night in canada games (complete with Don & Ron during the first intermission yes.gif) My husband has turned me into a Sens fan and I do so much love to hear the canadian feed (Dean and Denny crack me up!!) People here don't care about hockey either ( we live in Indiana) I'm from Michigan originally so I was born and bred on the Red Wings, my family teases me that I had to marry a Canadian just so they could understand my hockey obsession! laughing.gif

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Yeah Check out the NHL network. They usually show HCIN on Saturday Nights. I watch it a lot!


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I've also been going through hockey withdrawals! All the places I've found to watch them online are expensive. My hubby and I actually went to watch a game a couple weeks ago. KIngs vs. Canucks. It was awesome..made me soo happy!


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Streem2watch http://www.stream2watch.me/ has all the games free, it works about 80% of the time and its the canadian feeds most of the time. I know for somting like 160 you can do it for the year at nhl.com and get all the games and all the feeds all the time, and direct tv wants somthing like 250 for nhl center ice and its the same thing all the feeds all the time id like to know how to do the xbox though since im still in AOS the hockey package is a needless expense lol

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Now that I have all my household goods here in Nicaragua, plan on getting a VPN and have it out of Montreal, thus I can get Cdn TV on my computer


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

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5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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NHL network is nice. You can pay a ton of money for NHL Center Ice. Also check to see if you get Versus. They are owned by NBC (who has the US NHL contract) and they show a lot of games during the week. And they ALWAYS show every game of the playoffs. Versus usually shows the TSN feeds. Every now and again they don't cut the feed off during commercials and you see a Canadian commercial or two :)

I'm lucky here 'cause I'm a Predators fan and I can get most of the games on FoxSports South.

Hubby was muchopissed off last year during the World Juniors while he was here and it wasn't broadcast. He couldn't get a live feed and had to wait until the next day to watch the games on-line. Since hockey isn't a big deal here, he didn't know the scores before hand.


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NHL network is nice. You can pay a ton of money for NHL Center Ice. Also check to see if you get Versus. They are owned by NBC (who has the US NHL contract) and they show a lot of games during the week. And they ALWAYS show every game of the playoffs. Versus usually shows the TSN feeds. Every now and again they don't cut the feed off during commercials and you see a Canadian commercial or two :)

I'm lucky here 'cause I'm a Predators fan and I can get most of the games on FoxSports South.

Hubby was muchopissed off last year during the World Juniors while he was here and it wasn't broadcast. He couldn't get a live feed and had to wait until the next day to watch the games on-line. Since hockey isn't a big deal here, he didn't know the scores before hand.

Thats were a VPN comes in handy--watch it online


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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See what cable companies in your area carry the CBC feed. I'm a bit closer to the border and one of my local channels frequently carries the CBC feed for hockey games...

Chicago doesn't back the Blackhawks?

ya they do but the games are only available on two channels..and barely if at all. Versus, which you can only get with those higher end packages or a specific comcast sports channel. and i refuse to pay 100/month for freaking cable...my only other option is to listen to it on the radio but again..its not the same :(

Thats were a VPN comes in handy--watch it online

i did this during the immigration process so i could watch hulu etc..but i can't seem to find the reverse possibility for Canada..tried all sorts of proxies. and justin tv half the time its just a black screen i get

NHL center ice sometimes airs the canadian feed, but it'####### and miss, and NHL network often carries hockey night in canada games (complete with Don & Ron during the first intermission yes.gif) My husband has turned me into a Sens fan and I do so much love to hear the canadian feed (Dean and Denny crack me up!!) People here don't care about hockey either ( we live in Indiana) I'm from Michigan originally so I was born and bred on the Red Wings, my family teases me that I had to marry a Canadian just so they could understand my hockey obsession! laughing.gif

I almost started humming the hockey night in canada theme song today at work..LOL. I grew up in Montreal with a big brother and a father who were absolutely NUTS for montreal canadiens...i actually scared my hubby's family the year teh hawks won the cup...i watched the games at their house and i was all yelling and swearing and freaking out...lol


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:D

Streem2watch http://www.stream2watch.me/ has all the games free, it works about 80% of the time and its the canadian feeds most of the time. I know for somting like 160 you can do it for the year at nhl.com and get all the games and all the feeds all the time, and direct tv wants somthing like 250 for nhl center ice and its the same thing all the feeds all the time id like to know how to do the xbox though since im still in AOS the hockey package is a needless expense lol

ya still trying to find a hosue so thats my issue..trying not to spend that..although my part time job i used as an excuse to buy us a new tv to replace the old crt..:D


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