ESPN Still Considering TV Deal
The Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that ESPN might want to keep the NHL:
Despite some public display of non-affection, ESPN officially wants to keep the NHL, sources say, although the network balked in April at renewing its annual contract with the league for $60 million a year when it appeared there would be no agreement reached to start the 2005-06 season.
ESPN’s decision might be made only to help quash rumors that Comcast, the cable company that owns OLN, wants to establish its own alternative sports channel to compete against ESPN.
This contradicts many of the rumors out there, take it as you like.