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If the NHL returns to ESPN?

Old 02-11-11, 10:54 AM
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If the NHL returns to ESPN?

How will this affect their 24/7 coverage of their favorite sports team(besides Yankees,Red Sox) the LA Lakers? I would think they would put the games on Friday night(a rather weak night for College Basketball). I could see them doing a weekly doubleheader. They(the NHL) still could be on Versus and NBC.
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Old 02-11-11, 12:43 PM
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Re: If the NHL returns to ESPN?

I absolutely do not want it to go back to ESPN. This article covers several of the reasons why (that I happen to agree with) = http://nhl-red-light.si.com/2011/02/...u-s-tv-rights/
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Old 02-11-11, 12:49 PM
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Re: If the NHL returns to ESPN?

If the NHL goes to ESPN, I predict people will continue to piss and moan about ESPN and about how the media is shoving things down our throats.
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Old 02-11-11, 01:16 PM
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Re: If the NHL returns to ESPN?

I think an NHL doubleheader on Friday night on ESPN2 would work. As it stands now,NBC and Versus don't know that there are NHL teams west of Pittsburgh. If they had a late game on ESPN2 ,it would guarantee coverage of the Western Conference. I get NHL Center Ice ,but if the NHL is too grow,they need ESPN more than the other way around. Versus besides NHL,College Football and Basketball has questionable programming. What other options are there for a Friday night package? Is USA Network interested in the NHL?
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