Fallout from new Canadian TV deal uncertain, but expect prices to rise

Jonathan Willis
November 27 2013 07:47AM

With the news yesterday that Rogers and the NHL had agreed on a 12-year, $5.232 billion Canadian television deal, the overwhelming reaction was uncertainty. We don’t know how this will effect TSN or CBC, we don’t know how Rogers will cover the game, and we don’t know if the hockey-watching experience will be better a year from now than it is today.

What we know for sure is that NHL hockey is going to be on Rogers. What we also know, with barely less certainty, is that it’s going to cost more to watch.

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LFR7 - Game 24 - Kablooey - CBJ 6, Tor 0

Steve Dangle
November 26 2013 04:00PM


Holy crap.

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Leafs lose more than the game: Lupul out

Justin Fisher
November 26 2013 11:27AM

Joffrey Lupul is injured again. Earth is round, water is wet.

Lupul, who missed the third period of Monday night's 6-0 loss to Columbus, will not travel with the Leafs on their upcoming road trip. The 30-year old winger has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 groin strain, and will likely miss the next three games against Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Montreal. 

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A post about Mason Raymond, a good find

Cam Charron
November 26 2013 10:36AM

Let's sweep that loss to Columbus under the rug. I woke up strangely sick Monday morning and wasn't myself, so I can't blame the Leafs for putting together such a stagnant effort against Columbus. The beauty of an 82-game season is that a 6-0 loss in November counts the same as a 3-1 loss once all is said and done, and the reality is that teams don't really dwell on losses as much as they're perceived to. After a 7-0 defeat at home to Washington earlier this season, all Philadelphia did was win the next game 4-0, then lost consecutive games, then won three straight… almost as if games are independent of the last ones.

I want to talk about Mason Raymond.

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Leafs Are Bad, Lose 6-0 to Blue Jackets

Justin Fisher
November 25 2013 08:29PM

Nothing gold can stay, or at least maintain a save percentage of .947.

James Reimer, starting for the second time in as many games, looked to prove that he can hold the net from Jonathan Bernier for an extended period of time. That didn’t go very well, as the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets managed to put six goals past Reimer on only 21 shots.

To be fair, it wasn’t all Reimer’s fault. A few of those he’d probably like to have back, but the Leafs in general looked like poop personified. 

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