This is why I don't get the Center Ice package. Too. Many. Games. Would I like to catch South Buffalo native Patrick Kane in a Chicago-SJ regular season tilt? Sure. Do I need to? Not really. With all 82 regular season Sabres games televised, Hockey Jesus Sid Crosby on Versus once a week, and the most important TV program in history, Hockey Night In Canada, on every Saturday on CBC, there are enough games for me to watch. Not to mention I'm not a big fan of flipping between 8 different games every 10 seconds. And I do on occasion like to do things other than watch hockey for 2-1/2 hours every night for 6 months straight (believe it or not I have a social life too.)
The regular season is one thing; but this is where I reach my major dilemma: The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Maybe I should consider myself lucky, being in a hockey market on the US-Canadian border, and that Time Warner carries CBC here in Buffalo. Maybe I should be grateful that I can chose between Red Wings-Predators on Versus or Bruins-Canadians on CBC. But with 7 of the first 10 days of these playoffs featuring at least 1 time slot with 2 games on, I'm going to have to make some decisions. I tried going with the two TV setup last night, but inevitably all you end up with is catching the replay when someone scores. I really shouldn't complain; this isn't a bad thing. Unless I want to take a week off from work to watch DVR'd games, I'm going to have to live with it. But it’s not easy, when all this hockey is on and I have to pick which game I’m going to watch.
I wonder what Melrose would do?