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posted July 19, 2010 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Ilya Kovalchuk Signs With The Devils
Written by Jonathan Ragus
Monday, 19 July 2010 16:01

The New Jersey Devils announced via Twitter that Superstar goal scoring winger Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to stay with the Devils.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

So many rumors have been swirling the last month. Kovalchuk wanted to play for the New York Rangers, wanted to head to Los Angeles to play for the Kings or he would either sign a lucrative big money deal in Russian with the Kontinental Hockey League.

Now what will the Devils do in order to re-sign Zach Parise?

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posted September 23, 2010 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message
Capitals, Penguins to be in reality show
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The rival Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will be featured in a reality show as part of their showdown in the Winter Classic.

HBO will air four hour-long episodes in its "24/7" franchise before and after the Jan. 1 game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

The NHL and the network announced Thursday that the series will premiere Dec. 15 and air on each of the next three Wednesdays.

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby and Washington's Alex Ovechkin will face each other in the fourth installment of the Winter Classic at the outdoor home of the Steelers.

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posted December 07, 2010 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
The values of the NHL teams - Toronto, no surprise, is on top.

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posted April 19, 2011 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidChang   Click Here to Email DavidChang     Edit/Delete Message

Breaking: NBC, Versus Seal New TV Deal With NHL
Published: April 19, 2011 @ 10:07 am

Comcast and the National Hockey League have announced a new agreement that will give NBC and Versus rights to televise hockey games for the next 10 years at least.

Also read: NHL, NBC to Announce New Broadcasting Deal [1]

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol made the announcement during a conference call on Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but according to the Sports Business Journal [2], Comcast paid north of $200 million a year, far more than the average $120 million that ESPN had paid for the rights from 1999 to 2004.

NBCU outbid ESPN, TBS and others for the rights to broadcast games on NBC and Versus. It is NBCU's first sports rights deal since Comcast took over the company.

Bettman called the new agreement "the most significant media deal that this league has ever had the pleasure to participate in."

The Versus sports network currently pays $77.5 million a year for the NHL rights. NBCUniversal has had a revenue-sharing deal with the league that does not entail paying a rights fee. NBC announced Tuesday that that will change with the new deal, and NBC will pay a "substantial" amount of the rights deal.

Ebersol also announced that, as a result of the deal, there will be a rebranding of Versus. "We are no more than 90 days away from renaming Versus," Ebersol noted.

Ebersol noted that the NHL's lengthy post-season will be crucial in helping NBC and Versus recoup their investment. He added that all 90 games in the regular season will be presented exclusively which, combined with the popularity of the game among the male demographic, is essential to making the deal financially viable.

Bettman dismissed the notion that a sport must be carried on ESPN to achieve a certain level of legitimacy. "I think our fans, over the past six years, have known how to find NBC, and Versus' coverage has been extraordinary," Bettman said, adding that fan feedback has reinforced that assessment.

Bettman noted that Versus will air games three and four of the Stanley Cup finals, while NBC will air the others.

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