I feel like I'm reading text messages whenever I read your posts.
Not really sure on the free sites but you could try buying gamecenter from nhl.com and watch just about every game online. I'm sure the mere thought of paying for a service makes you boil with rage against the machine but what price do you put on your sanity when you're trying to watch these terrible free site feeds that make you want to stab your face with dull objects; like spoons and dowels and things? Sure, the free site feeds sometimes work fine, but more often than not they just cause misery and dispair, leading to extended bouts of depression and self-loathing.
++ on both points.