Trying to just get some stats and was hoping the ILWT community could help. Based on early Channel Lineup data I gathered from cable providers Comcast (Xfinity), Cablevision (Optimum) and Service Electric, I've compiled a map of which municipalities in New Jersey, you can get the Devils, Rangers, Islanders AND Flyers on basic cable. If you see just a link and not an image, it's because I can't figure out how to properly import a URL image here.
From what I can see, it looks like only Mercer gets all 4 teams on basic cable. SW Hunterdon gets some, and the parts of Ocean County that get Comcast and not Cablevision get all. If you have Verizon, DISH or another provider, your comments will certainly be helpful.
If you live in one of these areas and you have access to 4 Metropolitan Division teams, in addition to what NHL Network gives you, why would you ever want to pay for Center Ice (besides the fact you root for a team other than the 4 mentioned)?
Interested in comments, but I'm also very interested in making an accurate map.