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Pass the Remote, eh?

It appears that a cable TV deal is getting closer for the NHL. Comcast has supposedly submitted a bid that has national games broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network, which recently gained attention for its coverage of the Tour de France. ESPN has the right to match the deal, but either way, it looks like there will be a cable deal in place for the upcoming season.

Who knows, if OLN gets the business perhaps it will attempt more "special event" outdoor games, like the Heritage Classic game of November 22, 2003 when Edmonton faced Montreal in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium. That game drew an NHL-record crowd of 57,167. Can you imagine how many people might attend a Wings/Blackhawks game at Michigan Stadium, or a Rangers/Devils game at Giants Stadium, or a Coyotes/Sharks game at... err... never mind...