2 months ago
ESPN And The Future Of The NHL

The NHL has found its (back-to-the-future) broadcast partner in the United States. Jeff and Elliotte discuss why ESPN was the league’s top choice (13:10), what it means for NHL finances and what it’s like when a broadcaster loses its rights. They also break down the Bill Daly and Gary Bettman virtual media conference (2:00), offer an update on the NHL Draft and Lottery (9:40), wonder which teams are sellers and buyers going into the trade deadline (27:10) and much more. Plus, they answer some #Ask31 questions (29:45 + 1:04:00).

Justine Blainey-Broker joins the podcast (43:00) to talk about the importance of equality in sport, the challenges she faced in her hockey career playing with boys and her successful 1986 sexual discrimination case in the Canadian Supreme Court, which allowed women to compete with men in Ontario sports leagues.

Music Outro: MONOWHALES – Out With The Old

Listen to the new album “Daytona Bleach” on Spotify

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Music for this episode was coordinated by Carson Illidge.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

The NHL has found its (back-to-the-future) broadcast partner in the United States. Jeff and Elliotte discuss why ESPN was the league's top choice (13:10), what it means for NHL finances and what it's like when a broadcaster loses its rights. They also break down the Bill Daly and Gary Bettman virtual media conference (2:00), offer an update on the NHL Draft and Lottery (9:40), wonder which teams are sellers and buyers going into the trade deadline (27:10) and much more. Plus, they answer some #Ask31 questions (29:45 + 1:04:00).

Justine Blainey-Broker joins the podcast (43:00) to talk about the importance of equality in sport, the challenges she faced in her hockey career playing with boys and her successful 1986 sexual discrimination case in the Canadian Supreme Court, which allowed women to compete with men in Ontario sports leagues.

Music Outro: MONOWHALES - Out With The Old

Listen to the new album “Daytona Bleach” on Spotify

This podcast is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman. Music for this episode was coordinated by Carson Illidge.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.