You miss watching your Red Wings, we all do. What I would give to see Pavel's dangles, Filppula's pretty face, or Kindl's remarkably easy to stop slapshot.
Well we'll get our chance to keep an eye on our Wings' overseas adventures, as the KHL and ESPN came to a deal yesterday to broadcast a few games on their internet site, ESPN3 (via KHL, Puck Daddy):
The Kontinental Hockey League has reached an agreement with the US sports TV channel ESPN to broadcast games in the 2012/2013 KHL Championship. The games will be shown on the ESPN3 channel in the United States, Territories of the United States, and also in Great Britain....
During the first decade of October, the channel will broadcast five KHL games. The planned schedule includes:
- Dynamo Moscow vs Ak Bars on Oct. 3rd;
- Lev vs SKA on Oct. 6th;
- Slovan vs Dynamo Moscow on Oct. 7th;
- CSKA vs SKA on Oct. 8th;
- Lev vs Dynamo Moscow on Oct. 9th.
I don't know the schedule after that, but Detroit only has Pav playing in the KHL for CSKA Moscow, so we can check him out on the 8th.
If I remember I might make some time to watch, will you?
Espn3 is a farce you can only access it on the Internet IF your television or ISP provider pays for it... These are: Bright house, Comcast, Mid continent, Time Warner and Verizon FIOS... If you don't have accounts with one of these providers your SOL... :( oh and mother fuck the NHL
I didn't see it from skimming the few articles I've read about this, but does anyone know if the ESPN broadcast will have American announcers or just the Russian ones? If it's just the Russian announcers, it's not really much better than an online stream except for a bump in quality (albeit possibly a big one depending on the stream).
For some reason my first comment didn't show up.... Check out Laola1.tv I found it reading yahoo comments, its a free site that streams live KHL games and other sports from overseas. Games have no announcers only sounds from the rink. Good hockey fix for the time being.