In one of the most exciting games of the season the Avs scored with 14 second left as new Acquisition, Salei, take a booming shot from the point, and "Super" Joe Sakic pounds home the rebound to get the point. The Avs would go on to beat Luongo in the shootout after a fast paced OT in which neither team was able to put it past either goalie, who were both playing very well. Both Vancouver and Colorado are battling for the playoffs as 7 and 8 seeds. Normally those are average teams, but in the very deep western conference the 8-seed could easily represent the Western conference in the finals, while the 9 seed watches it all unfold. That makes for intense thrilling hockey that could draw fans.

Obviously this game was so important, probably the most important game of the night, that it deserved to be on a network that is accessible in only 10M homes in the US> Wait? WHAT?!? That's right die-hard fans around the country who have shelled out $170 for Center Ice in order to follow their team, or just follow games, were unable to see this game unless they are lucky enough to have an unobstructed south-facing access to the southern sky. I, instead, had to listen to the game on the radio and follow the live game-thread over at MileHighHockey.com.

So I got to miss the most important game to date. Awesome. Did the late Bill Wirtz come up with this idea of NHL network? I have no problems with the network, but you have to give at least center ice subscribers access to it right? I know why the cable companies don't want it on the expanded basic tier, but I mean I'm paying for hockey games, shouldn't I be able to watch them?