Red Wings set to appear 14 times on NBCSN and twice on NBC for the 2015-16 NHL Season

Today, NBC Sports Group released their full NHL broadcast schedule for the 2015-16 season. All told, NBC and NBCSN will show 105 NHL games this season, including the hilariously-named Wednesday night "Rivalry Night" schedule that will sometimes pair heated rivals like Pittsburgh and Chicago against one another, despite there not really being a rivalry between those two teams.

At any rate, the Red Wings will show up on either NBC or NBCSN 16 times this season, so if you're planning on buying a subscription package like NHL Center Ice or Gamecenter, just be prepared to have 20% of the Red Wings' season blacked out already.

Here's how it breaks down.

Wednesday Night Rivalry night!

Detroit shows up 5 times on Rivalry Night

Date Away Home Time (ET)
Nov 18th Washington Detroit 8 p.m.
Jan 20th St. Louis Detroit 8 p.m.
Feb 3rd Detroit Tampa Bay 8 p.m.
Mar 2nd Chicago Detroit 8 p.m.
Apr 6th Philadelphia Detroit 8 p.m.

Washington and Philadelphia are apparently rivals because they both have met the Wings in the Cup Final on the last 20 years. Personally, I think a playoff win against a team is a requirement for a Rivalry, but whatever. At least it's not Pittsburgh/Chicago being touted.

Sunday Night Hockey

Date Away Home Time (ET)
Jan 17th Philadelphia Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Feb 21st Detroit Rangers"]" style="padding: 2px 3px 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; font-size: 100%;">N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
Mar 13th Toronto Detroit 7:30 p.m.

Stadium Series

The February 27th game at Coors Field in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche will be aired on NBC on 8pm. It will be Colorado's only visit to NBC this season and one of just 12 nationally televised games for Patrick Roy and the rest of those chumps.

Full NBC/NBCSN Red Wings Schedule

Date Away Home Network Time (ET)
Tues., Oct. 13 Tampa Bay Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 18 Washington Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 8 Detroit Washington NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 17 Philadelphia Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 20 St. Louis Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 3 Detroit Tampa Bay NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 14 Boston Detroit NBC 3 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 18 Detroit Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 21 Detroit N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 23 Columbus Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 27 Detroit Colorado NBC 8 p.m.
Wed., March 2 Chicago Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 13 Toronto Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 15 Detroit Philadelphia NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Mon., March 28 Buffalo Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Wed., April 6 Philadelphia Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.

You'll notice that only three of the 16 games happen before New Year's. So, while it works out that just about 20% of Detroit's season will be on NBC/NBCSN (and therefore will NOT be on Center Ice/Gamecenter), the balance comes out that it's closer to 30% of the games that Detroit plays in the 2016 portion of the calendar will require you to have NBC or NBCSN to watch.

As always, these schedules are subject to change at NBC's or the NHL's whim.