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NHL Missed A Chance To Showcase The Game

The NHL explanation in my mind just doesn't cut it, they used the old excuse "the games were scheduled well in advance........" Hey guys, this is 2005, anything is possible and you should have planned to switch to this game a month ago. from the NY Times (Sunday edition),
The National Hockey League's version of Bird and Magic -Sidney Crosby of the Penguins and Alexander Ovechkin of the Capitals - faced each other for the first time as professionals on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. For a league starved for attention after the cancellation of the 2004-5 season, the game was the kind of marquee matchup that should have had a national audience. But the league did not ensure that a wide audience could see the game. OLN, in its first season as the N.H.L.'s cable television-rights holder, was locked into the Tampa Bay-Philadelphia game. "I don't think we missed an opportunity," Adam Acone, the N.H.L. vice president for broadcasting and programming, said Wednesday. "And OLN did a very good job of covering the game."

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