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NHL Says No to Televising Draft

from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
A number of television networks have pleaded with the National Hockey League to have access to the coming draft lottery. However, the NHL, already overburdened with far too much publicity and an even greater amount of public goodwill, has imperiously rejected all of those pleas. And who can blame them? It's far better to have these events conducted in secrecy. After all, a draft lottery which determines the future home of Sidney Crosby is none of the fans' business. One of those television networks, somehow managing to remain unoffended by this haughty and condescending approach from the NHL, asked if it could take another tack. With hockey about to come back into the sporting world, it seemed reasonable to assume that the league's public-relations department would be gearing up for a big splash. The network made it clear that it would like to do a positive story, one known in the industry as a puff piece. Therefore, it requested permission to send over a cameraman and do some shooting in the PR offices. The request was flatly denied. Tell us again about the new, positive, fan-friendly NHL
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