So, I have something in the works but between the tearjerker that I decided to watch yesterday afternoon, Boomer being super demanding and ultra borky, and my head being in a bad space, I didn’t finish that article. And at 10:17pm, I’m not finishing it tonight either. I’m not sure it will be good but it will be done for tomorrow.
Let me tell you something: the new broadcast partner of ESPN+ (available in the US as a package with Hulu and Disney+) is pretty neat. It’s super easy to open the Hulu app and see all the games that are available to watch. Around 7pm, the game was Toronto at Ottawa from a TSN feed. We decided that neither of us wanted to watch that. Later on, when tucking in Boomer, I was able to watch Florida at Dallas from the Dallas market. I could also watch the Oilers take on the Jets. I could have switched between either or put one game on one TV and the other on another device. So cool. Ultimately, I decided to tune into the Seattle Kraken tasking on the Flames in Calgary. It seemed to be a Seattle feed with John Forslund interviewing Brandon Tanev for most of the 10 minutes I’ve seen so far.
I forgot that Dan Vladar was traded to the Flames. He was in net.
I know it’s a small sample size, but I’m enjoying this variety. It’s exactly what I hoped would happen when they announced the broadcast partners and when they announced that they would do away with the domestic version of NHL.tv.
What has surprised me is that many teams are playing their stars. Dallas played Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Calgary is playing Johnny Gaudreau and Milan Lucic. Seattle is playing, well, just about everyone they drafted.
When we start seeing some of the Bruins roster players and stars? Maybe tonight when they play at the Garden tonight against the Flyers. The game is on at TNT at 7:30pm.