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08-22-2012, 04:27 PM
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Yahoo Sports:NHL will get its NBC rights fees even if lockout cancels 2012-13 season

But any notion that the NBC deal would pressure the League to settle is misguided — did you really think Gary Bettman and the owners wouldn't have a contingency plan in the deal, in case there's a lockout?
From agent Allan Walsh via Twitter on Wednesday:
"Key part of NHL/NBC Comcast Universal TV deal, NBC makes a $200M payment to NHL in 2012-13 even if entire season lost to lockout.
"If lockout wipes out 2012-13 NHL season, NBC makes $200M payment to league and extra year is added onto deal for no rights fee."
The $200 million payment might be a lump sum or incremental; either way, the League is getting its money from NBC even if there's no product to put on the air, according to Walsh.

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