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Looking for the best source you need to find the season schedule and broadcasting information?

You have come to the right place! Welcome to the Hockey Forum's official resource for the Minnesota Wild's 2008-2009 season schedule.

I have to put together for to the Hockey Forum community a news resource thread for the Hockey Forum’s regular season game schedule and upcoming broadcasting information. Such information isn't just for here, but also for individual team boards. The posts are organized to show both schedule types and are easy to find what you're looking for.

The first post in this thread will contain news hyperlinks for the game schedules themselves. The second post is reserved for the broadcasting information.

I would like to invite everyone's participation in helping me track down any news items you find in the posts that follow! You see something that you think I should add to either the game schedule news link list or those for the broadcasting schedules, please by all means post them and I'll then add them.

My goal is to encourage participation in this thread where once the schedules are released, let's hear what you think are the most anticipated games you think should be circled on the 2008-2009 hockey calendar! Also, what do you like about the new schedules? What do you not like about them? Many other fans would like to know what your answers would be.

The National Hockey League unveiled the 2008-2009 regular season schedule on July 17, 2008 at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. For more on the entire league schedule, please go to this thread for further details.

Here are the most resourceful news items available online.

National Hockey League official site
(July 17):
*European opening, Canadiens centennial highlight 2008-2009 season
Matchups not to be missed
2008-2009 NHL schedule page

(July 18):
Inside the 2008-2009 schedule

(August 11):
NHL announces 2008-2009 pre-season schedule


Minnesota Wild official news releases
(July 17):
Wild announces 2008-2009 schedule

(July 23):
Wild announces 2008-2009 preseason schedule


The Sports Network's (TSN) NHL page
(July 17):
Season to open in Europe as NHL releases 2008-2009 schedule
2008-2009 NHL schedule
2008-2009 Canadian calendar

(August 11):
NHL releases pre-season schedule


CBC Sports' hockey page
(July 17):
New NHL schedule heightens Canadian rivalries

(August 11):
Senators host Rangers to open NHL pre-season


ESPN's NHL page (July 17):
The can't-miss games of 2008-2009 NHL season

Star Tribune's Wild page (July 17):
Veilleux still belongs to the Wild; 2008-2009 Wild schedule
Wild to open season at home

St. Paul Pioneer Press' Wild blog (July 17):
Wild release 2008-2009 schedule
 

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2008-2009 REGULAR SEASON BROADCASTING INFORMATION

As of now, the Minnesota Wild could make as many as 20 national television appearances this season.

No full broadcast schedule has been finalized for both the NHL Network and NBC, but will be announced soon.

78 of the 82 regular season games the Wild are scheduled to play will be televised in the Twin Cities and other coverage areas in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. Viewers will get to see 70 of those 78 from Twin Cities channels.

FSN North will air 45 games
KSTC-TV has 24 games
KSTP-TV will show just one game (February 8, 2009 - Edmonton at Minnesota)

Versus (8):
October 27, 2008 - Chicago at Minnesota
November 18, 2008 - Minnesota at Pittsburgh (exclusive cablecast)
November 24, 2008 - Washington at Minnesota
December 1, 2008 - Colorado at Minnesota
January 6, 2009 - Minnesota at Boston
January 19, 2009 - Minnesota at Chicago (exclusive cablecast)
March 24, 2009 - Minnesota at New York Rangers
April 7, 2009 - Dallas at Minnesota

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (4):
November 8, 2008 - Minnesota at Vancouver
January 31, 2009 - Minnesota at Vancouver
February 28, 2009 - Minnesota at Edmonton
March 28, 2009 - Minnesota at Calgary

Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) (1):
October 30, 2008 - Montréal at Minnesota

The Sports Network (TSN) (1):
December 17, 2008 - Calgary at Minnesota

NBC (potentially up to 6)


For more on the league-wide national television schedules, see these news sources below.

National Hockey League official site (August 14):
League releases TV schedules for 2008-2009


Minnesota Wild official news releases
(June 13):
Wild re-signs television, radio broadcast teams

(August 14):
Wild selected for eight national broadcasts

(August 18):
*Wild announces 2008-09 television schedule


The Sports Network's (TSN) NHL page (August 14):
TSN announces 2008-2009 NHL broadcast schedule
2008-2009 NHL on TSN schedule
NHL: Hockey Lives Here (video clip)

CBC Sports' hockey page (August 14):
Hockey Night in Canada unveils season schedule

Versus' NHL page (August 14):
Versus announces schedule for 2008-2009 NHL regular season
Much to see on Versus this season
Versus' 2008-2009 broadcast schedule

Kukla's Korner blog (August 15):
The Eye on the Media 2008-09 National TV Guide: Team-by-Team Network TV Schedules
 
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