Rumor has it that it's supposed to premier at the end of the month...well, we're at the end of the month. I was able to catch a half-hour of On the Fly, their version of NHL 2Night at my girlfriend's house who has Cablevision. I really enjoyed the way they do the highlight packages, which are just like Fox Soccer Channel's English Premier League highlight show. No anchors talking over the coverage, just the play-by-play man and lengthier highlights. On the Fly also has live look-ins at current games and last night I was able to see a goal in the Calgary-Minnesota game.
October/November 2007 NHL Network U.S. Game Telecast Schedule
Friday, October 26 Buffalo @ Florida 7:30 ET 4:30 PT
Wednesday, October 31 Columbus @ Los Angeles 10:30 ET/7:30 PT
Wednesday, November 7 Nashville @ Detroit 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Friday, November 9 Toronto @ Buffalo 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Wednesday, November 14 Edmonton @ Vancouver 10:00 ET/7:00 PT
Friday, November 16 Montreal @ Buffalo 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Sunday, November 18 Detroit @ Columbus 5:00 ET/2:00 PT
Wednesday, November 21 New Jersey @ Pittsburgh 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
Friday, November 30 Dallas @ Pittsburgh 7:30 ET/4:30 PT
I'm eagerly awaiting the NHL Network US launch on Direct TV. Just flipping through the programming grid and the upcoming classic games, documentaries, and highlight shows, I'm pretty sure I might never leave my house again and that my TiVo will be on overdrive pretty soon.