Paul Kelly is Still Not Happy with NHL TV Coverage, Which Means Eklund Hasn’t Told Him About the New ESPN Deal

NHLPA Grand Poobah Paul Kelly

NHLPA Grand Poobah Paul Kelly

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Read between the lines of the title, we’re not gonna’ dignify that “report” with any further comment today.)

Helene Elliot of the LA Times has this report from the NHL General Managers meetings in Florida:

Kelly told nhlpa.com, the union’s website, that he and Healy also brought up “TV issues, specifically our players’ concerns about a lack of revenue and exposure on television in the United States.”

Translation: Versus hasn’t been a raging success and still isn’t available in enough places like hotels and sports bars. Can we please go back to ESPN?

Apparently Jamie Davis’ memo didn’t get to him yet.  We think you’ll all agree that there needs to be a really, really awkward meeting between Kelly, Davis and Gary Bettman to try (and fail) to smooth things out between everyone and attempt to do what’s best for the NHL and it’s fans as far as the TV situation goes.  But, as you all know, that makes sense, so we won’t be seein’ any of that.

We’re still jonesin’ for a World Cup, though.  Reminder to check out NHL Net’s coverage of the GM meetings at 7PM tonight.

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One Response to Paul Kelly is Still Not Happy with NHL TV Coverage, Which Means Eklund Hasn’t Told Him About the New ESPN Deal

  1. Leafsfan1967 says:

    You mean Eklund might have got something wrong???? Say it aint so…

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