Thursday, August 14, 2008

All Leafs, All The Time


The Toronto Sports Network ...errr Total Sports Network released its NHL television schedule today and the lowly and now completely faceless Toronto Maple Leafs lead the pack with 17 appearances.

The Habs are next at 15 while the rest of the Canadian teams get a perfunctory 10 games (Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary).

While definitely more balanced than before, the same basically holds true over at the CBC who will load up on the Maple Leafs during the regular season and scramble to attract other Canadian viewers during the playoffs who don't know any of the Senators or Montreal players.

No sense in trying to figure it out anymore. It's simple economics and the Leafs could send out a beer league team and still get the same play on television.

The Leafs season is going to be like a train rolling off the tracks into hell but we'll all be watching it over and over and over and over again all year.

1 comment:

Meaghan said...

Same old, same old. I never really expect CBC to change but I always sort of have this tiny glimmer of hope deep down that it will, so I'm always mildly disappointed. Oh well.