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USA Hockey Fans Take Note

from Slam,
Gary Bettman has announced a two-year deal worth $135 million US with the Outdoor Life Network to show NHL games. This seems to be a perfect fit for a network whose lineup includes croc wrestling, bass fishing and hunting beloved woodland creatures with big, soft eyes. You know, since folks in the U.S. consider hockey players to be animals anyway. For Bettman, the good news is that the channel reaches 64 million households in the U.S. The bad news is all of them believe frozen water is just a waste of a good fishing hole. How good is this deal for the NHL? Well, instead of being ignored by 89 million households on ESPN, it now will only be a turnoff in 63 million American living rooms. If your name is Bettman, this is called progress.

Any other U.S based hockey fans offended by some of these remarks like I am?

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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