The NHL has long had a troubled relationship with American television. Surely, if you've read a media site over the past decade you've seen it chronicled. From decades without network exposure, to the SportsChannel America failure, to Fox and the glow pucks, to the Disney Monopoly. OLN got in there at some point. It's been checkered in the past, for sure.
Nowadays, however, you'd be hard pressed to argue against the notion that the NHL is in its golden age of American television coverage. NBC and their corporate cousins value it both as a property and in terms of rights fees, the league has long-term stability with the network's contract, and the Peacock hasn't been afraid to give the sport big time exposure, something that will continue into 2013-14.no comments