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Friday, July 15, 2005

nhl- Realistic Option

from the LA Times via the Northwest Herald, They wiped out a season, they wiped out more than 300 days, and they wiped out a $60 million TV contract with ESPN.
Now that the NHL appears to have gotten that pesky self-immolation phase out of its system, how does it go about picking up the pieces of its shattered national image and drag its scarred and battered face back onto TV screens across America?
If it takes the advice of sports media analysts and experts, the league will go back to ESPN.
"I think there's certainly a likelihood that they will renegotiate their deal with ESPN," said Neal Pilson, former president of CBS Sports. "Perhaps at a lower number and probably with fewer games. That's a speculation, but I think ESPN2 is a perfect carrier for hockey, and I think it works for both parties."...continued...