Thread: News Article: NBC-VS. likely to keep NHL
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02-09-2011, 10:55 AM
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While I love Ed Snider, and feel that a strong Comcast = a strong Flyers, I can't see how adding ESPN as a secondary network would devalue the NHL brand.

The NHL has the opportunity to dictate terms here, and it's a no-lose situation. They can have their cake and eat it too. Take Vs/NBC as your marquee network, guaranteeing them exclusive national broadcast rights on certain nights, and then have ESPN fill in with regional coverage on other nights. If ESPN refuses taking the backseat role, the NHL simply walks away.

Let's face it, more networks means more playoff coverage. Don't we all miss seeing 4 playoff games a night in the opening round?

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