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Recently, I've been toying with the idea of getting wither NHL Center Ice or Game Center Live. Basically, I want to know which one you guys think is better. Whether you have one, have had both, know someone who has it or just have a preference between the two, let me know. Preferably tell me why.

I'm leaning toward Game Center live because my Rogers cable box is in my Rec room and i have regular cable in my room so I wouldnt be able to watch Center Ice in there anyway. With Game Center Live I can watch on any tv by hooking my computer up to my tv. I'm not sure how the blackouts will effect me in Newfoundland. I get RDS as a regular part of my cable package on channel 32 so I can see Habs games anyway. What gets blacked out? Games on TSN, NBC, Sportsnet, etc?

Also, I've heard that if you wait til around January you can get a mid season rice instead of paying the whole season price. Anyone know anything about this?

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I've had both, and like you said you can only really watch Center Ice if you have a cable box or satillite box hooked up. Right now I have Game Center, which allows me to watch it at work ^_^ when it comes to black out games it depends on your local cable/satillite. So if there is a game on TSN or CBC you won't be able to watch them via Game Center. Game Center is nice because you can watch it on a lot of devices (X-Box,PS3-4,Apple TV and smart phones ) so it really comes down to what works best for you. If you are just going to watch the games on your main TV at home maybe Center Ice is the way to go, but if you want to have the flexibilty of watching games anywhere then I'd go with Game Center.

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Well I dont have RDS so theres no point for me to order the French package for just one channel, so its good for me because I am usually able to get the TSN Montreal feed or the opposing team feed, I also enjoy watching the rest of the league play as well so its good in that sense. If your strickly just watching habs games and you have RDS I dont know if I see a point in getting either one, if you intend to more out of the market games then either one would work for you.

As far as I know the only channels that would carey habs games are RDS and TSN Montreal which broadcast out east http://www.tsn.ca/canadiens/

I think there is a mid season drop off in price I'm just not sure when and how much it goes down by...

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Right on,

Well, I do enjoy watching other teams play, but I dont know if I want to pay a couple hundred dollars to see it :lol:

Maybe i'll hold off until next season, especially depending on what happens with the broadcasting of habs games with the new broadcasting deal.

Thanks for the info Bourque!

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Right on,

Well, I do enjoy watching other teams play, but I dont know if I want to pay a couple hundred dollars to see it :lol:

Maybe i'll hold off until next season, especially depending on what happens with the broadcasting of habs games with the new broadcasting deal.

Thanks for the info Bourque!

Not sure if I heard this correctly the other day but I don't think Center Ice will be in Canada next year, just the States. Don't take that as gospel though because I could be wrong.

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Not sure if I heard this correctly the other day but I don't think Center Ice will be in Canada next year, just the States. Don't take that as gospel though because I could be wrong.

They would actually pull out of the most lucrative hockey market on the planet?? :blink: Not a very good business model on their part,, unless they have plans to do some type of separate Canadian package.

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They would actually pull out of the most lucrative hockey market on the planet?? :blink: Not a very good business model on their part,, unless they have plans to do some type of separate Canadian package.

I guess it's alll up tp Rogers on what they want to do.

"Sportsnet officially announced their new broadcast contract with the National Hockey League this morning. And the scope of the new deal is much wider than I could have imagined when news of it first broke 12 hours ago. Sportsnet has bought rights to all nationally-broadcast NHL games for 12 seasons beginning next fall. Sportsnet also picks up rights to the NHL All Star Game and Entry Draft. Rogers will also take over operation of NHL Centre Ice and GameCentre Live in Canada. Rogers is paying $5.2 billion for rights to every game for 12 seasons. The NHL will receive approximately $300 million next season, with fees raising to $500 million by the end of the contract."

Link: http://canadiansportsfan.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/details-of-sportsnets-new-nhl-broadcast-agreement/

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Something to consider about GCL vs. CI: GCL is five to fifteen seconds behind live, depending on network conditions. I had only GCL last season, and it made GDTs somewhat frustrating because people were seeing stuff considerably sooner than I was. But, this may not be that big of a deal for you.

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