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During the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons, the NHL had games on CTV. The
TV deal with CTV had with the NHL was started by the Quebec Nordiques
and the U.S. based franchises to try and break the monopoly CBC had on
nationally televising games in Canada. The main sponser of the NHL on
CTV was Carling O'Keefe breweries who also owned the Quebec
Nordiques.


1984-85:
2/15: Edmonton-NY Rangers
2/22: St. Louis-Buffalo
3/1: Minnesota-Detroit
3/8: Philadelphia-Washington
3/15: Winnipeg-Quebec
3/22: Montreal-Washington
3/24: Quebec-Hartford
3/29: Edmonton-Hartford

(Please see Stanley Cup index for 1985 CTV playoff games)

1985-86:
11/8: St. Louis-Buffalo
11/15: Vancouver-Washington
11/22: Winnipeg-Pittsburgh
11/29: Montreal-Buffalo
12/6: NY Islanders-Quebec
12/13: Hartford-Buffalo
12/20: NY Islanders-NY Rangers
12/27: Montreal-New Jersey
12/31: ZSKA Moscow-Montreal (exhibition)
1/3: Washington-New Jersey
1/10: Edmonton-Quebec
1/17: Quebec-Hartford
1/24: NY Islanders-Washington
1/31: St. Louis-Detroit
2/2: Toronto-Chicago
2/7: Montreal-Washington
2/14: NY Rangers-Detroit
2/21: Quebec-Minnesota
2/23: Toronto-Minnesota
2/28: Quebec-Buffalo
3/7: Hartford-Buffalo
3/9: Calgary-Detroit
3/14: Calgary-Quebec
3/21: Winnipeg-Washington
3/28: NY Islanders-Washington
4/4: Montreal-Buffalo

(Please see Stanley Cup index for 1986 CTV playoff games)

CTV was also slated to televise the 1986 All-Star Game from Hartford,
but had commitments to televise a US mini-series. They then sold off
the ASG to TSN.

Normal commentators were Dan Kelly and Ron Reusch in the booth, with
Dan Matheson as host, assisted by either Brad Park or Bobby Taylor in
the studio.

Not to nit-pick, but the New Year's game between Montreal and CSKA,
although on CTV, was not part of the "NHL on CTV" package, which was
presented by Carling O'Keefe. That package did not have any games
from the six Canadian cities where Molson owned the television
rights. The New Year's Eve game was in Montreal and was presented by
Molson, and was a "Special Presentation of CTV Sports", although they
utilised the NHL on CTV on-air talent.

CTV/Carling O'Keefe signed a contract well into the 84-85 season and
wanted cram as many games as possible in the brief window they had.

Khoa Nguyen

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Jan 14, 2022, 1:14:20 PMJan 14
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On Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 9:16:21 PM UTC-5, TMC wrote:
> http://the506.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1268541325
> During the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons, the NHL had games on CTV. The TV deal with CTV had with the NHL was started by the Quebec Nordiques and the U.S. based franchises to try and break the monopoly CBC had on nationally televising games in Canada. The main sponsor of the NHL on CTV was Carling O'Keefe breweries who also owned the Québec Nordiques.
> CTV was also slated to televise the 1986 All-Star Game from Hartford but had commitments to televise a US mini-series. They then sold off the ASG to TSN.
> Normal commentators were Dan Kelly and Ron Reusch in the booth, with Dan Matheson as host, assisted by either Brad Park or Bobby Taylor in the studio. Either Brad Park or Bobby Taylor will also serve as the third-man in the booth with Kelly and Reusch.
> Not to nit-pick, but the New Year's game between Montreal and CSKA, although on CTV, was not part of the "NHL on CTV" package, which was presented by Carling O'Keefe. That package did not have any games from the six Canadian cities where Molson owned the television rights. The New Year's Eve game was in Montreal and was presented by Molson and was a "Special Presentation of CTV Sports", although they utilized the NHL on CTV on-air talent. Bob Cole, Ron Reusch, and Dick Irvin, Jr. called the action.
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