Thrashers TV Schedule Announced

I just recieved word that the Thrashers TV schedule has been released. There are 61 of the 82 games that will be televised locally.

Here it is:

DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) TV
Sat. Oct. 3 TAMPA BAY 7 p.m. – FSSO
Thurs. Oct. 8 @ St. Louis 8 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Oct. 10 @ Ottawa 7 p.m. – No TV
Fri. Oct. 16 @ New Jersey 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Oct. 17 @ Buffalo 7 p.m. – No TV
Tues. Oct. 20 @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Oct. 22 WASHINGTON 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Oct. 24 SAN JOSE 7 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Oct. 29 WASHINGTON 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Oct. 31 @ Ottawa 2 p.m. – No TV
Tues. Nov. 3 @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Nov. 5 COLUMBUS 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Nov. 7 @ NY Islanders 7 p.m. – No TV
Sun. Nov. 8 ST. LOUIS 5 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Nov. 12 @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Nov. 13 LOS ANGELES 7:30 p.m. – No TV
Sun. Nov. 15 EDMONTON 2 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Nov. 19 BOSTON 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Nov. 21 PITTSBURGH 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sun. Nov. 22 TAMPA BAY 5 p.m. – No TV
Wed. Nov. 25 @ Detroit 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Nov. 27 @ Carolina 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Nov. 28 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m. – No TV
Mon. Nov. 30 FLORIDA 7 p.m. – No TV
Thurs. Dec. 3 NY ISLANDERS 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Dec. 5 @ Florida 7 p.m. – SPSO
Mon. Dec. 7 @ Toronto 7 p.m. – SPSO
Wed. Dec. 9 @ Calgary 9:30 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Dec. 10 @ Vancouver 10 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Dec. 12 MONTREAL 7 p.m. – No TV
Mon. Dec. 14 @ NY Rangers 7 p.m. – SPSO
Wed. Dec. 16 @ Florida 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Dec. 17 DALLAS 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Dec. 19 NEW JERSEY 7 p.m. - No TV
Mon. Dec. 21 MONTREAL 7 p.m. – No TV
Wed. Dec. 23 @ Boston 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Dec. 26 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Mon. Dec. 28 @ New Jersey 7 p.m. – SPSO
Wed. Dec. 30 @ Boston 7 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Jan. 1 @ Buffalo 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Jan. 2 @ NY Islanders 7 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Jan. 5 @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Jan. 7 NY RANGERS 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Jan. 9 WASHINGTON 7 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Jan. 12 OTTAWA 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Jan. 14 BUFFALO 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Jan. 16 @ Carolina 8 p.m. – SPSO
Mon. Jan. 18 @ Florida 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Jan. 19 TORONTO 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Jan. 21 CAROLINA 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Jan. 23 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Jan. 26 ANAHEIM 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Jan. 28 @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Jan. 30 @ Nashville 8 p.m. – No TV
Tues. Feb. 2 TAMPA BAY 7 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Feb. 5 @ Washington 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Feb. 6 FLORIDA 7 p.m. – No TV
Wed. Feb. 10 @ Colorado 9 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Feb. 12 @ Minnesota 8 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Feb. 13 @ Chicago 8:30 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Mar. 2 FLORIDA 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Mar. 4 NY ISLANDERS 7 p.m. – No TV
Sat. Mar. 6 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Sun. Mar. 7 CAROLINA 5 p.m. – No TV
Tues. Mar. 9 NASHVILLE 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Mar. 11 @ Columbus 7 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Mar. 12 NY RANGERS 7:30 p.m. – SPSO
Sun. Mar. 14 PHOENIX 5 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Mar. 16 BUFFALO 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Mar. 18 OTTAWA 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Mar. 20 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sun. Mar. 21 @ Philadelphia 7 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Mar. 23 BOSTON 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Mar. 25 TORONTO 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Mar. 27 @ Carolina 7 p.m. – SPSO
Mon. Mar. 29 CAROLINA 7 p.m. – No TV
Tues. Mar. 30 @ Toronto 7 p.m. – SPSO
Thurs. Apr. 1 @ Washington 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Apr. 3 @ Pittsburgh 1 p.m. – SPSO
Tues. Apr. 6 NEW JERSEY 7 p.m. – SPSO
Fri. Apr. 9 @ Washington 7 p.m. – SPSO
Sat. Apr. 10 PITTSBURGH 7 p.m. – SPSO

SPSO – Sports South

FSSO – Fox Sporth South

Upcoming Viewing Parties At TJ’s

While we’re on the topic of the schedule…and now that we know which games will/won’t be aired locally…Mark Ecclestone and I have discussed some dates for Thrashers Viewing Parties. Here is what we’ve come up with:

Saturday Oct. 10 – It’s a Saturday night game in the midst of the 19-day gap between the first home game of the season and the second. Perfect for a viewing party date.

Saturday Oct. 17 – This one was already worked out with the Atlanta Thrashers Fan Club. Turns out it’s a perfect time to do so for the same reasons given for the week prior.

Saturday Oct. 24 – This is the Party Bus date for the San Jose Sharks game. If you haven’t procured your tickets yet, there are still some seats available…see here for details.

Saturday Nov. 7 – The Thrashers will get their first look at first overall draft selection John Taveres and the New York Islanders.

Wednesday Nov. 25 – If you’re not travelling for the Thanksgiving holiday, come join us as the Thrashers mosey up to Motown to take on the Red Wings.

Saturday Jan. 30 – The Fan Club will be heading up the road to infest Nashville with Thrashervillians…but if you aren’t able to make the trip, Mark and Tim will have the game, which isn’t aired locally, on the big screen.

Saturday Feb. 13 – Once again, we’ll join forces with the Fan Club to pack the place with rowdie Thrashers fans as the home team heads to the Windy City for a date with the Blackhawks. It’ll be the last game prior to the Olymipc break.

Sunday Mar. 21 – A Sunday night engagement with the Flyers. Think maybe we can beat them once this year?

Friday Apr. 9 – The last road game of the year and the destination will be Washington D.C. to take on Ovechkin and company.

Also, we are keeping in mind the day after Christmas and New Year…they are both Saturday night games being played in Tampa Bay and Long Island respectively. Your input there will be helpful as the time draws near.

And if you know of any other viewing party venues that will happen during the season, please let me know and I’ll help spred the word for you.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

67 comments Add your comment

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
11:47 am

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
11:47 am

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
11:47 am

bronze…I win

Bob

September 4th, 2009
11:58 am

Nikita

September 4th, 2009
12:13 pm

Thank God for Center Ice.

World Be Free

September 4th, 2009
12:14 pm

Can’t wait!

Archie

September 4th, 2009
12:15 pm

Smart that they get all the non-televised games out of the way during football season when most people won’t be watching anyway.

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
12:16 pm

Center Ice better get in HD this year. Is SPSO is HD yet?

Tony C.

September 4th, 2009
12:19 pm

SPSO is in HD on cable carriers. IDK about dish & directv

Rawhide

September 4th, 2009
12:21 pm

I agree it’s better to get the non-televised games outa the way early…that way the games will be on the air when it really matters, during a playoff run

knocking wood

Also, I just got off the phone with our friends at TJ’s and have listed Viewing Party dates in the post above. Check it out and I hope to see ya’ll there.

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
12:26 pm

When is Zherdev getting here?

LSThrasher04

September 4th, 2009
12:32 pm

Any word on HD?

There’s no excuse not to have it for every game this year.

LSThrasher04

September 4th, 2009
12:35 pm

Buzilla-
Center Ice has been in HD on Directv for a couple of years.

SPSO is also carried in HD on Directv, they just don’t produce much programming in it.

Russian

September 4th, 2009
12:54 pm

Zherdev will come back to USA at September 12. He told to Russian news.

Foosball

September 4th, 2009
1:15 pm

Atlanta has a hockey team?

kracker

September 4th, 2009
1:22 pm

Here’s an interesting read from The Hockey News: Put it on the board, Yes!

http://thehockeynews.com/articles/27721-Justin-Bournes-Blog-Put-it-on-the-board-Yes.html

I didn’t know they did that. It seems no matter what the sport, the rookies gotta pay their dues!

Here’s another one from the Sporting News: NHL countdown: No. 27 Atlanta Thrashers

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/article/2009-09-04/nhl-countdown-no-27-atlanta-thrashers

The SN countdown number seems to say the Thrashers are ranked at No. 27 but the article has us improved and possibly contending for a playoff spot. Those two rankings don’t match. If you’re in the bottom five of the league the only thing you are contending for is the first draft pick.

Jennifer

September 4th, 2009
1:23 pm

I noticed that all four games against Montreal are not televised locally. That means that, if you have Center Ice, the games will be in French. C’est la vie!

Scotty

September 4th, 2009
1:26 pm

Dang Rawhide, you’re on the front page again. Hope you got a raise too.

Jimmy

September 4th, 2009
1:36 pm

Do the Thrashers ever put together fan club outings to away games? I think a trip to Montreal or Toronto would be a lot of fun. And having spent time in those cities but having never attended a game they seem like the kind of places where fans of the visiting team might want to have strength in numbers. Especially in Montreal…

Rawhide

September 4th, 2009
1:43 pm

Jimmy – Indeed the Fan Club will be organizing road trips to both Nashville and Carolina this season. Here is a link to there site…they’ll be more than happy to hook ya up if your interested.

As for Montreal and Toronto, I’ve heard rumblings about some wishing to organize roadies to those cities, I think maybe on the Nasty Nest site, but I’m not 100% sure.

Scotty – I wish!

ben

September 4th, 2009
2:16 pm

are they on versus at all

R. Stroz

September 4th, 2009
2:33 pm

Buzilla cheated…he got all the medals.

J.B.

September 4th, 2009
2:40 pm

Russian – Did Zherdev say why he was coming back to the US on the 12th? Was there any other good information in the russian news article? I haven’t seen any quotes from him since he said he was interested in Atlanta a few days ago…

J.B.

September 4th, 2009
2:46 pm

Incidentally, if y’all are interested, here’s another interview with Ilya. He doesn’t discuss, nor is he asked, about the Thrashers at all. But one thing I liked was that he tells the interviewer why he signs so many autographs; his answer is very cool.

http://www.sovsport.ru/news/text-item/345582

It’s hard to find something not to like about Kovalchuk… of course if he goes all UFA on us and pulls a Hossa, then I’ll retract that statment, but I’m confident and hopefull he’ll stay a Thrasher.

World Be Free

September 4th, 2009
2:47 pm

Foosball-you are not the first idiot to come on this blog and ask it Atlanta has a hockey team. But you are an idiot.

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
3:19 pm

Don’t get me started on Direct TV…

I wanted it so bad but alas I have a tree in the way. Who would have thought that in CT? Anyway, I have to use comcast’s center ice package and it better be in HD…or I will watch in normal D

R. Stroz

September 4th, 2009
3:32 pm

GaVaHokie won a contest on hockeybuzz.

j nes

September 4th, 2009
3:46 pm

sportssouth had an HD channel last year, yet no Thrashers game were televised in HD on that channel. If hockey is going to grow at all in the south, it will need the benefit of high definition. My wife wont even watch in standard def. because she cant see the puck. I think most casual fans and non-fans would have the same complaint.
Get it right this year sportssouth!

Buzilla in CT

September 4th, 2009
4:52 pm

I didn’t cheat. I was creative

GaVaHokie

September 4th, 2009
5:31 pm

GaVaHokie won a contest on hockeybuzz.

It’s some kind of major award… it says frah-gee-lay… must be italian. :)

lee

September 4th, 2009
5:44 pm

buzilla in CT-um, it looks like zherdev isn’t comin’. we don’t really need him now. he’s welcome, but he’s not my top priority.

im so pumped for the season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An Old Flame

September 4th, 2009
6:36 pm

According to the New York Post the Rangers are playing hardball with Brandon Dubinski, a Tier II restricted free agent, and offering only $522 K for the next season.

Am I missing something here? Can offer sheets go to T2-RFAs?

If so,…I think he’d be a good fit here. At 6-1, 205 lbs, and 23 yrs old, should the Thrashers consider going after this gritty center?

Sara

September 4th, 2009
6:39 pm

Kracker – awesome link, thanks. I remember a story from the play-offs I think. Penguins were getting their butts kicked in a game and Malkin walked up to the board and put $1,000 on it … then went out and scored the GWG. One more little reason why Malkin > Crosby. ;)

Sara

September 4th, 2009
6:45 pm

As for that other article – the season preview … all I have to say is that tag-line under the photo is brutal.

StateBird

September 4th, 2009
6:49 pm

Did anybody notice that JP Dellacamera is out as tv play-by-play announcer? To be replaced by Matt McConnell. A major downgrade in my opinion.

Does anybody if JP is going to another hockey team or just spending more time on soccer?

Also an interesting development … Directv removed Versus from their channel listing this week, claiming that Comcast, who owns Versus, is demanding unreasonable fees. So for those on Directv, like me, we will likely loose Versus’ NHL package. If not settled this would be terrible for the NHL, limiting their exposure, and especially their playoff exposure even more.

On the upside Directv does carry all available HD broadcasts on both SportSouth and the Center Ice package. Something that Comcast has not done in the past.

Glovesave29

September 4th, 2009
6:56 pm

I cannot imagine that there are tickets available for Toronto or Montreal…especially in bulk. Probably better off going to Nashville and Carolina – although a game in Miami with the afternoon spent drinking on Duvall Street in Key West doesn’t sound too terrible.

ben

September 4th, 2009
7:36 pm

JP was not good at doing hockey i liked matt

LAC

September 4th, 2009
8:16 pm

statebird…. NO MAJOR UPGRADE !!! J.P. was TERRIBLE, no emotion,
and his goal calls were the worst in the NHL, except for that Buffalo loudmouth. I hate his “and a goal” call, how BAD was that ?

Matt does a good job and his flow is much more on an even keel, easy to listen to and far better than JP ever was, Good Move by Thrashers for a change !

Sara

September 4th, 2009
8:18 pm

Wasn’t the Thrashers’ move…JP is leaving to focus on soccer.

Smoothie

September 4th, 2009
8:30 pm

Sara, I would not be surprised if JP was STRONGLY encoiuraged to pursue soccer full-time. A blessing nonetheless as he was brutal. JP has no clue on how to call a hockey game and would rather ask Darren stupid questions. While Matt can be a bit loud and silly sometimes, at least he can keep up with the flow of the game and actually identify who passed the puck to whom. He knows the game so that in itself is better than JP.

Hockey Biltong

September 4th, 2009
8:32 pm

Fox and SS are very cheap. They will not pay for an HD truck even with the away feed getting one.

LAC

September 5th, 2009
12:14 am

Hey Bill, Are the Prospect Games from Michigan going to be on any network ? Checked the NHL Network upcoming schedule and find nothing on any prospects games, Do YOU have any info concerning if they will or will not be on TV. Thanks !!!!!

Rawhide

September 5th, 2009
12:44 am

LAC – It’s my understaning that NHL Network, nor any other, will not be airing the Traveres City games this year. Very disappointing.

lee

September 5th, 2009
9:05 am

hey, any national games this year!??

World Be Free

September 5th, 2009
9:20 am

Old Flame-you wonder what the Rangers are thinking with Dubinsky. I thought Glen Sather was supposed to be some kinda genious? He must have left his genious hat in Edmonton.

Now I am wondering why nobody has not hit Duby with an offer sheet.

GaVaHokie

September 5th, 2009
9:39 am

I’m not a big fan of Dubinsky personally… just another talented player who can’t finish a shot.

But I do find it odd that they won’t give him up for a Heatley trade (which is assinine), and then they’re screwing the guy with a league minimum offer. I’ve also heard mention that they consider him future captain material.

LAC

September 5th, 2009
11:06 am

Thanks Bill, Yes disappointing for sure. Getting REAL TIRED of only having reruns of the 2009 playoffs, who care over and done with.

World Be Free

September 5th, 2009
11:40 am

LAC-I wonder why NHL Network is not breaking out some real old, vintage stuff, unless they have rights issues. I’d like to see some 80’s and early 90’s playoff games. Even a game with alotta fights would be a good break.

GaVa-I think Dubinsky is a good, not great player. I like his intangibles. Like you, I don’t know why the Rangers are screwing with him. Wonder if Darcy Regier and Glen Sather secretly changed jobs.

ranallo10 (in AT)

September 5th, 2009
1:52 pm

TSN has Atlanta at 26th (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=290041) in their power rankings.

LAC

September 5th, 2009
4:30 pm

WBF, there have been a few “old” vintage games, even a few from the 70’s and one from the 60’s.

They had a Philadel[hia video a few weeks back, where Some Flyers player,I can’t rememember just who, said they could bully most NHL teams, but one team, always played tough against them and his comment was, “They NEVER back down and are tough as hell”, he was speaking about Our Atlanta Flames and how they hated playing at The OMNI !

I just wish the Thrashers were as TOUGH as the Flames were, but then The Flames had a MASTER GM in Cliff Fletcher, The Thrashers have a
wannabe GM who knows nothing about running an NHL team, look at the record between Fletcher and Career Loser DUMB don waddell, what an idiot… Gee and Cliffs son could have been here…