Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/26/05 at 10:44 PM ET
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."continued
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