NHL Has Homework to Do Before Landing a Major US TV Deal

January 14th, 2011 by Mike MacDonald Leave a reply »
They say timing is everything.

After years of being ignored and ridiculed, the NHL is poised to reap the benefits of a major US television deal—something that could very well be argued is an absolute necessity to keep the game viable and continue its growth throughout the United States.

With potential doom looming over the NFL and NBA as work stoppages seem to be more than rumor, the National Hockey League could very well be in a position to bring hockey to Americans through a major television network for the first time in quite some time.

While work stoppages have plagued the NHL in its recent past, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman knows that right now might be the prime opportunity of the NHL, as potential work stoppages in the NFL and NBA may occur.

This might also be a once in a lifetime shot at securing a major long-term US TV deal.

Before the NHL goes head first into potential options, there are some things that the league should consider doing first in conjunction with any potential TV deal.

No, we are not going to bring up any glowing pucks or fancy outside winter games...those things are all done wi ...

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