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NHL, ESPN announce broadcasting deal

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Beginning next season, a new agreement will bring the NHL back to ESPN in a broadcasting deal announced on Wednesday. Workings of the deal The last time ESPN broadcast an NHL game was way back in 2004. That same year, the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed their first Stanley Cup. In …

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NHL Opens New Season with New Format

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When the NHL left the playoff bubble in Toronto, there was a growing uncertainty on the terms of the 2021 season. Growing speculation led fans to believe that the NHL would opt to wait until fans could return to stadiums. With the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic still rampant, the NHL had …

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NHL gearing up for return

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As July approaches, NHL players and league officials eagerly anticipate the return of hockey. Commissioner Gary Bettman is ready. He appeared in SportsCenter’s Return to Sports special, which aired Monday on ESPN. Mike Greenberg interviewed Bettman and five other professional sports commissioners. Bettman covered the new playoff format and safety …

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NHL moves to 24-team playoff if season returns

The NHL announces that it will end the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if the season returns. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the plan to return to play yesterday still needs to go through the approval of the NHL Players’ Association. The plan also includes …

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Reacts to Virus

A week ago, the National Hockey League (NHL) made the decision to suspend the remainder of their regular season. This news came following word of NBA player Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus. The NHL league suspension is just one of many parts of a sporting world that has …

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