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On 1/2/2021 at 5:03 AM, Sweetnsourpoke said:

Good Lord. End of discussion 

 

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His +124 in 1970-71 will never cease to make my eyes pop out of their socket. Unreal.

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16 hours ago, Beau Vine said:

20 minute banner raising ceremony in an empty arena in Tampa seemed kind of excessive.

and it wasn't even the official one, I don't think. I think they're planning to do another in front of fans. They should do that shit before game time

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So they sit on the bench right next to each other without face mask along with playing and practice. Plus probably tested daily. Yet if they get together in there hotel without mask its a risk.

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NBC holds the NHL’s national rights, but NBCSN aired more NHL national games than NBC. The NHL’s TV deal with NBC is up at the end of the 2020-21 season. This leads to a natural question, what does this mean for the NHL?

Apparently, the gloom and doom talk should be put on pause for the league.

“It’s all good for the NHL,” Patrick Crakes, a former Fox Sports executive who now runs Crakes Media Consulting said. “There is no bad here for the NHL.”

According to Crakes, it’s a two-fold development of positivity for the NHL. For starters, if NHL games are moving from NBCSN to USA, the league is moving into more homes and gaining more viewership.

Crakes said it’s possible that NBC could use the NHL to put exclusive games within it’s Peacock streaming platform, which NBC has been working to bolster, but the NHL likely wouldn’t allow that to happen without at least keeping a similar number of games broadcast on USA or NBC, if not more.

And even if NBC is looking for fewer NHL games, which is possible, it opens the league to more easily pick up a second national TV partner.

“The NHL can now make more money with another high-quality partner in addition to NBC at the end of this deal,” Crakes said. “If that’s the case, where is the bad?”

This could set up a situation where the NHL has a national partnership with NBC and either ESPN or Fox, which both have been reportedly interested in NHL rights once NBC’s deal comes to a close.

Industry observers have looked at the NHL’s national television deal as something that could somewhat mimic what the NBA does with multiple partners. Whether it’s a coincidence or causation, the shuttering of NBCSN could make it easier for the league to explore those options.

 

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6 hours ago, Longhorn_Fan68 said:

Lol, Laine playing for torts is gonna work as well as a fart in a space suit 

Was thinking the exact same thing.  On the whole, Laine is better than Dubois, and Roslovic is better than a 3rd-rounder, but I doubt that Laine will be better under Torts.

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