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Flames get plenty of air time

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:01 AM ET

Flames fans will get their fix this season.

All 82 of their games will be broadcast either nationally or on Rogers Sportsnet West or Sportsnet ONE for the 2010-11 season.

Sportsnet already announced they'd carry at least 58 Flames games regionally every year for the next 10 seasons. Wednesday, the other 24 regular-season broadcasts for this year were divided up between the CBC and TSN.

Kicking off their season in Edmonton against the Oilers Oct. 7 in the late slot of Hockey Night in Canada, the Flames will also be featured in the rematch Oct. 16 in Calgary.

Four of the six Battle of Alberta games will take place on HNIC.

The centrepiece of the national schedule is the outdoor game against the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium Feb. 20 -- picked up by CBC, RDS and Versus south of the border.

Snagging 10 regular-season games and the pre-season contest against the Phoenix Coyotes Sept. 28, TSN is paying attention to the Flames.

They'll feature games in high definition against the Colorado Avalanche (Oct. 28), Detroit Red Wings (Nov. 3), Coyotes (Nov. 12 and March 15), defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks (Nov. 19), New Jersey Devils (Nov. 24), Vancouver Canucks (Dec. 1), Minnesota Wild (Jan. 19), Dallas Stars (Feb. 16), and Anaheim Ducks (March 30).

Other notable CBC games include Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals' visit to the Saddledome Oct. 30, the Flames and Maple Leafs in Toronto Jan. 15, and the season-ending contest against the visiting Canucks April 9.


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