I'm sure they will, and I'm interested to see what the ratings will be. Its hockey and there isn't any other hockey on, I could see it pulling in decent numbers. I would assume that on top of what's already scheduled, they will at least show these events
men's hockey gold (and maybe bronze too?)
women's hockey gold
men's curling gold
women's curling gold
figure skating pairs
I'm hoping for snowboarding halfpipe and alpine skiing too, but since Canada didn't get a medal in any of those events I'm not getting my hopes up.
NBJosh: Not totally true. There is still hockey on, just not on channels that are not subscription. NHL Network shows the last Stanley Cup Playoffs plus older games. ESPN Classic Canada and people in Ontario who get LeafsTV get older games.
I do agree that the Winter Oly's were extremely exciting...and that I like sports movies...but this week there is an extremely good Little League World Series baseball tournament going on in Williamsport Penn. that is covered by ESPN/ESPN2 and ABC.
8 championship teams come from around the world to combine with 8 championship US teams to play a double knockout tourney that is nothing short of breathtaking...hey these kids throw 77 mph fastballs (100 mph MLB comparison).
Why TSN/TSN2 don't tap into their sister stations down south (except to show the Canadian game) is beyond stupidity.
What if they decided to do that (only show events when Canada is in them) for the Oly's?
To me...this yearly event ranks up there with the World Juniors at Christmas...as it's incredible baseball.
I agree. I'm not a big fan of double knockout (I preferred group play, then quarters, semis and final), but I always make a point of trying to catch at least 1 Canada game and the final. I might watch more if it was available.
Yes the double knockout that they are using this year has made for a lot of rematches which is unfortunate...because you don't want to be eliminated in the round robin because you can't beat one specific hot team.
Also you'd like the kids to play as many clubs as possible...because matchups make exciting games...as you never know who has someones number.
They are also using a different type of pitch count for the kids this year...making it impossible to win with 2-3 great pitchers...you need 5-6 now.
Too bad Canada doesn't get to enjoy the largest organization of youth sports in the entire world.
On another note...Chinese Taipai looks unstoppable...I'd love to see them play Georgia.
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