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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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 Philadelphia Flyers' 2008-2009 season schedule.

I have to put together for the Hockey Forum community a news resource thread for the Philadelphia Flyers' 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

Philadelphia Flyers official news releases
(July 17):
Flyers 2008-2009 schedule released

(July 31):
Flyers to play eight preseason games

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's Flyers page
(July 17):
Flyers 2008-2009 schedule released

(July 31):
Spectrum to host Flyers-Hurricanes

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

Philadelphia Daily News' sports page (July 18):
Flyers to open season vs. Rangers

Philadelphia Inquirer's sports page (July 18):
Flyers to see more of West this season

Courier-Post's Flyers page (August 1):
Flyers back at Spectrum in preseason

Delaware County Times' sports page (August 1):
Flyers preseason game scheduled at Spectrum

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)

As of now, the Philadelphia Flyers could make as many as 21 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 Flyers games will be televised locally by Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and WPSG-TV with the number of games for each to be determined at a later date. Any games requiring an overflow channel may end up airing on Philadelphia's local affiliate of CN8 - The Comcast Network.

Versus (7):
NOTE: All games are exclusive cablecasts in the United States except for March 10th and March 17th.
October 14, 2008 - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
October 28, 2008 - Philadelphia at Atlanta
December 2, 2008 - Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
December 9, 2008 - New York Islanders at Philadelphia
March 10, 2009 - Buffalo at Philadelphia
March 17, 2009 - Philadelphia at Detroit
March 23, 2009 - New Jersey at Philadelphia

Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) (4):
October 13, 2008 - Montréal at Philadelphia
November 15, 2008 - Philadelphia at Montréal
December 18, 2008 - Philadelphia at Montréal
February 27, 2009 - Montréal at Philadelphia

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (3):
November 29, 2008 - Philadelphia at Toronto
December 18, 2008 - Philadelphia at Montréal
January 10, 2009 - Toronto at Philadelphia

The Sports Network (TSN) (2):
February 27, 2009 - Montréal at Philadelphia
April 1, 2009 - Philadelphia at Toronto

NBC (potentially up to 5):

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

Philadelphia Flyers official news release (August 11):
Therien named radio color analyst

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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Discussion Starter #4
I usually post anything newsworthy relating to the Flyers...:bt
Awesome! Looking forward to posting with ya!

I figured I'd try to help out and generating some discussion on the new schedule and eventually the broadcasting schedule. Besides the links themselves, I thought it would be a great for fans of all teams to talk about the pros and cons of what the league came up with.
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