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12-28-2012, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
The NHL needs Atlanta only in so much as they are willing to pursue the fools errand of the national (us) TV contract. We've been down this road before, the plan of shoring up the current weak sisters by bringing in even weaker sisters does not do anything to strengthen the teams currently struggling.
Much more important than a national tv deal is a partnership with a viable US sports network.
People don't care about network TV like they used to. It's far more important that the NHL get love from ESPN and that NBCSports takes off,

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