July 13, 2005

Let the television pre-emptions begin

NHL team owners and the NHL Players' Association have reached a tentative agreement that will end the NHL lockout.

Short version: The union caved. TSN has the details.

This is, of course, very good news for hockey fans, but very bad news for those of us who have been enjoying "Movie Night in Canada," which the CBC has been using to fill in the airtime they would normally need to broadcast Hockey Night in Canada. Too bad; they've been playing some really topnotch films; better, the CBC even likes to broadcast the letterboxed versions.