From the Direct Tv web site......
Unfortunately, Versus is no longer available on DIRECTV. Comcast, the largest cable company in the U.S. and our largest competitor, owns the channel and has forced us to pull it down. Here is the situation.
So hockey season starts tomorrow. As a direct tv subscriber if an agreement is not made any games broadcast on Comcast I will miss. If you're a direct tv subscriber you'll miss them too.
Email direct tv and tell them how you feel. It only takes a moment. Show them we are aware of this situation.
Don't be sorry. We dont want to miss any Sharks games do we?