I have Center Ice and Directv. I like it...and playoffs are included.
Blues games are only blacked out on CI if they are televised on FSMW. If FSMW is not televising a home game AND the game isn't on VS, the Blues usually lift the blackout. For example, Center Ice carried the Brett Hull HOF honoring game vs. Calgary when FSMW wasn't carrying it...and I got to watch it. But if you have Dishnetwork, you won't get to watch the visiting team's feed since the Blues do black out those feeds when FSMW is televising the game, even though FSMW and Dishnetwork aren't letting dish customers watch the games.
I say it's worth it from the start of the season. Their deal at the halfway point is a rip-off compared to the start of the season price. Don't they charge like $120 or something? Shouldn't it be half price since half of the season is over?
The playoffs and center ice kick ass. Although VS televises a lot of playoff games, and I think every game after the 2nd round, so center ice won't carry games VS is airing.