As a Blues fan more than 100 miles away from the city of my birth, it can be a battle to lay eyes on my favorite hockey team.
Actually watching the Blues play is, to me, critical to seeing just how well they've improved and whether or not the criticisms leveled are deserved or not.
The search for a solid Web feed of the games can be a challenge at best and damn annoying at worst. I get KMOX on my car radio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin more reliably than I can find a feed many times. I don't even have cable so a subscription to NHL's Gamecenter is also out of the question for this poor journalist.
My solution to this has been to regularly search Yahoo's upcoming NHL broadcasts to see if they've got Blues games in the lineup. Thus far this season, I can't think of one game they've broadcast featuring the 'Note.
In contrast, the Kings will have their games broadcast on Feb. 4, Feb. 6 and Feb. 8 (in addition both the Feb. 4 and 8 broadcasts feature the same two teams, Anaheim and LA). Blackhawks games will be broadcast on back-to-back days. And even the lowly Atlanta Thrashers make it on the air twice between now and Valentine's Day.
So what the fuck gives, Yahoo!? Did I miss the memo where you decided the Blues aren't worth a single broadcast more than halfway through the season? And better yet, can my fellow SLGTers come up with a suitable way we can let our displeasure be known?
Liut! (aka Jeff)