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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 New York Islanders' 2008-2009 season schedule.

I have to put together for the Hockey Forum community a news resource thread for the New York Islanders' 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

New York Islanders official news releases
(July 17):
Islanders 2008-2009 schedule released

(July 31):
Islanders pre-season schedule announced

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

Long Island Newsday's Islanders page
(July 17):
Here's the Isles' 2008-2009 schedule (On the Islanders Beat blog)

(July 18):
NHL new schedule: Rangers, Islanders play 6 times

New York Post's Islanders page (July 17):
Islanders face Devils in opener, October 10th

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As of now, the New York Islanders could make as many as 11 national television appearances this season.

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

All other Islanders games will be televised locally by MSG+ with the number of overflow games for MSG Network to be determined at a later date.

Various cable systems in the New York City television market will set up a second overflow channel on either occupied or normally unused cable channel slots in the event both MSG Network and MSG+ are airing other games at the same time an Islanders game is scheduled. Check with for the most updated on-air overflow channel schedule during the season.

Versus (4):
NOTE: All games are exclusive cablecasts in the United States except for December 16th.
December 9, 2008 - New York Islanders at Philadelphia
December 16, 2008 - Washington at New York Islanders
December 29, 2008 - New York Islanders at New York Rangers
March 2, 2009 - Colorado at New York Islanders

Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) (4):
November 1, 2008 - Montréal at New York Islanders
November 24, 2008 - New York Islanders at Montréal
March 12, 2009 - New York Islanders at Montréal
April 2, 2009 - Montréal at New York Islanders

The Sports Network (TSN) (1):
April 2, 2009 - Montréal at New York Islanders

NBC (potentially up to 2)

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

New York Islanders official news release (August 14):
National TV schedule released

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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