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10-30-2012, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post

The unknowns are things like interest in the WC. Does that continue and grow, or does it start seeming like a fad or rehash? Is there something to take its place? The NHL was willing to take a fixed sum that was generally not massive as compared to the other leagues or their Canadian contracts for the next ten years. I'm not sure why they weren't more optimistic.
I think they were just more concerned about the commitment someone could make to them rather than the dollar figures. NBCU came and said "wanna be the flagship of our channel for the next 10 years?" and the NHL smartly said absolutely.

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