MONTREAL -- Well, it looks like everyone is going to get what they pay for as Fox Sports and Dish Network have come to an agreement. For sports fans, that means the Fox regional networks return to Dish.
For hockey fans without Dish -- but who have the Center Ice package -- that means the blackout is over. If you recall, Fox was blacking out games from out of town markets (that they didn't cover) that involved the home team.
For instance, those Panthers fans living in South Florida who wanted to watch the Panthers play the Islanders on Saturday (FS Florida wasn't covering but MSG was) couldn't. If you lived outside the Florida territory (which is like anything north of Jupiter I've heard) you were cool.
Anyway, it was a lot of nonsense that has been worked out -- as it always does.
Your friends at FS Florida are covering the next bunch of games, with the non-local broadcast not coming until Nov. 20 at Long Island. I would guess that MSG broadcast will be allowed to be shown in South Florida, but one never knows about these things. Will make sure once we are closer to game time on that one.
Might see Goldie and Billy tonight. Will send them everyone's best.