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11-02-2012, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
NHL doesn't have to worry about this for 9 years ,, Who knows what TV landscape/etc looks like at that time

Comcast views NHL as just part of its strategy to build viable national sports network. Expect them to be heavy in next round of NCAA/NFL rights negotiations and never doubt the possiblity that NFL Network sells off the Thursday night game eventually to NBCsports.
Well they just dropped out of the MLB talks. They overspent MASSIVELY on the Olympics and Comcast is reeling over the $ NBC Sports (the entity not just the channel) spends. What they want is a national network. They're questioning the affordability of it at this juncture. With the loss of momentum the NHL is providing the rats are starting to jump ship. F1 and Soccer are the new buoys and if I were the NHL I'd be concerned about the chunk I may lose to the latter.

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