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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 07:02:39 PM »
The first time we had streaming hockey in the UK was on the ESPN Player. It was pretty much exclusively set up for NHL hockey over here as far as I’m aware. That service still exists but really only seems to show the espn documentaries and some college sports.

I wonder if that’s where they’ll go with streaming here again or if NHL TV will continue to exists for overseas streaming rights.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 02:39:49 PM »

I believe this was mentioned before, but finally official now. It'll be sad to see Ferraro go, but I'm glad ESPN was smart enough to realize how good he is at this.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 03:20:24 PM »
Is Ferraro's deal exclusive to ABC/ESPN?  Not even part time on TSN?

I know he suggested a couple years back he had something like 8 years left on his TSN deal, which I believe aligned with the amount of years left on the Rogers deal.  So they must have given a substantial pay raise, and the blessings of TSN to pursue such an opportunity.

I'm not much of a fan of Ferraro to be honest, but he's one of the best this country has, so it's a huge loss for the coverages up here.

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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 03:34:07 PM »
The first time we had streaming hockey in the UK was on the ESPN Player. It was pretty much exclusively set up for NHL hockey over here as far as I’m aware. That service still exists but really only seems to show the espn documentaries and some college sports.

I wonder if that’s where they’ll go with streaming here again or if NHL TV will continue to exists for overseas streaming rights.

Maybe: "International rights in Latin America, the Caribbean and parts of Europe are also part of the deal, as are extensive highlight rights for ESPN's digital platforms."

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/31039351/nhl-back-espn-7-year-multiplatform-deal

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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2021, 04:22:06 PM »
I really wish Sportnet didn't get the rights.

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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2021, 05:14:04 PM »
I really wish Sportnet didn't get the rights.
Yes, TSN has the better colour guys and analysts. I'm just glad we won't be getting Hughson for at least the 1st round. I like Cuthbert but don't like Simpson, the Craig one. I like Christine though. She adds to the broadcast. Ferarro will be missed for sure. i think he and Miller are the best.

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2021, 05:26:58 PM »
I really wish Sportnet didn't get the rights.
Yes, TSN has the better colour guys and analysts. I'm just glad we won't be getting Hughson for at least the 1st round. I like Cuthbert but don't like Simpson, the Craig one. I like Christine though. She adds to the broadcast. Ferarro will be missed for sure. i think he and Miller are the best.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2021, 06:51:13 PM »
I really wish Sportnet didn't get the rights.
Yes, TSN has the better colour guys and analysts. I'm just glad we won't be getting Hughson for at least the 1st round. I like Cuthbert but don't like Simpson, the Craig one. I like Christine though. She adds to the broadcast. Ferarro will be missed for sure. i think he and Miller are the best.
I'll miss Ray for sure, but I'd be satisfied if Mike Johnson could replace him on the Leafs broadcasts.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2021, 04:35:57 PM »
That picture of Boucher looks like he is spying on the hockey game.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2021, 04:43:17 PM »
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2021, 09:14:02 PM »
Signing Gretzky to headline that panel suggests to me that we aren’t going to get anything close to an entertaining product. 

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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2021, 10:31:59 PM »
I love Gretzky as much as the next guy but his personality is as if a cup of vanilla yogurt came to life.

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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2021, 10:35:58 PM »
I love Gretzky as much as the next guy but his personality is as if a cup of vanilla yogurt came to life.
Or as Ned Flanders once said, he's as exciting as a baked potato.
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Re: NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2021, 06:03:37 PM »
Or as Ned Flanders once said, he's as exciting as a baked potato.

I'll take a piece of plain white bread, thank you. Maybe with a glass of water on the side for dipping