Since ESPN's regular programming rarely delves into hockey, now is the worst time for those of us who hate basketball to tune in to their programming, on any platform. In the two months from the Super Bowl to the start of the baseball season, I completely tune out ESPN because they spend 90% of their time talking about the NBA or NCAA basketball, neither of which I care about. To make matters worse, the Team 1040 and 1040 in Vancouver syndicate several ESPN programs, so during my 3 hours of daily commuting, I'm bombarded with basketball.
This is a hockey market, but our two sports only radio stations are brutal. Vancouver needs TSN radio bad, where they actually talk about hockey beyond the Canucks.