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NHL TV Partners Brace For Lockout; TV Dollars Should Factor Into CBA Talks
Published July 17, 2012
BLACK FRIDAY? On Long Island, Steve Zipay wrote, "Don't ignore one element that will be a factor when push-comes-to-shove down the road in the CBA talks: Television dollars and commitments." NBC's national network broadcasts "are reportedly scheduled to begin on Thanksgiving Friday." Should the "hard-line spit hit the fan and the October schedule is lost, both sides have to seriously target a Thanksgiving Friday start." Zipay: "Figure two weeks of training camp and a few exhibition games, so a deal would have to be in place by mid-November, about a month after the scheduled season debut" (NEWSDAY.com, 7/16).