Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/02/10 at 05:29 PM ET
from Steve Lepore of Puck the Media,
Stephen Lepore: The last time the NHL got a big payday from TV networks was in 1994 and 1999. Do you, as a league, feel the NHL is a better television attraction than in those two years.
Bill Daly: Certainly. I think we’re valuable content, and hopefully we’re in a position to demonstrate that to people. We’re hopeful.
SL: The ratings have been very good for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup Final. When can you start negotiating new deals with NBC and VERSUS, and is there a period of exclusivity for them [to negotiate with]?
BD: There are periods of time in which we will explore new deals. I’m not going to get specific with respect to when they are, but what I will say is we’re very pleased with our partners at both of those companies. They’ve done a good job for us and hopefully we’ve done a good job for them, hopefully. We have no desire to go anywhere else.
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