Blackhawks Coming to a Television Near You
By Todd McClamroch in News on Nov 6, 2007 6:33PM
The Chicago Blackhawks have released a schedule for home televised games for the 2007-2008 season that includes seven dates starting with Sunday's 6pm game against the Detroit Red Wings.
All the games will air on Comcast SportsNet and will be available in high-definition. Rocky Wirtz, chairman of the franchise, commented, "It is one of the few sports that it is better live then on television." He plans to use television to help rebuild a fan base that will want to check out the sport live at the United Center. He also said that GM Dale Tallon would make the action on the ice something fans would want to see.
Unfortunately, the Blackhawks have not had much success at home this season. They lost their third home game in a row last night to the Nashville Predators 5-2. The Blackhawks are 3-5 at home this season with a 7-7 overall record.
Chicagoist is aware many might complain that the games are not on free local television and only available via Comcast, though the team plans to air games on cable and free television next year. According to a Tribune article as many as 70 Blackhawks games could be aired next season through a combination of free and cable channels.
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