'Nucks on the tube

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:23 AM ET

Only one of the Vancouver Canucks' eight televised October road games comes with a price tag.

Canucks open Oct. 5 in Detroit against the Red Wings at 4 p.m. on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Their first home game is Oct. 13 against the San Jose Sharks on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific. The Oct. 16 visit by the Stanley Cup finalist Edmonton Oilers is the first of 17 pay-per-view TV games. Oct. 25's meeting in Chicago with the Blackhawks is the only opening month away game on pay-per-view. Prices were not released. Games were $10.95 each last season or $139.95 for all 18.

Only two of the Canucks' 82 regular season games are not scheduled for local telecast: Oct. 21 at Nashville Predators and April 7 at San Jose.

Sportsnet renewed its deal with the Canucks and is carrying 45 games, including the Dec. 8 visit by the reigning Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes and the regular season finale on April 8, 2007 in Phoenix against ex-Canuck Ed Jovanovski and the Coyotes. CBC will show 13 and TSN five.

The Jan. 7 return to General Motors Place of Todd Bertuzzi and the Florida Panthers will be on pay-per-view.

All Canucks' games are available free on Team 1040 sports radio with John Shorthouse and Tom Larscheid at the microphone.

Meanwhile, "We Are All Canucks" is the club's new marketing slogan. Only a few Canucks are paid six- or seven-figure contracts to carry the Cup hopes of an entire province on their shoulders.


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