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SBD/January 15, 2013/Media
MSG, NBC Sports Network Look To Recover Audience Following End Of NHL Lockout
Published January 15, 2013
PACKAGE STORE: In DC, Stephen Whyno reported NHL Center Ice "won't be free for fans after the lockout, and neither will NHL GameCenter Live." But both products "are being offered at a discount for the 48-game regular season." NHL Center Ice is available "for $49.99 on inDemand," and NHL GameCenter Live also is available "for $49.99" (WASHINGTONTIMES.com, 1/14).
NETMINDER ON THE NET: The NATIONAL POST's Cam Cole notes Canucks G Roberto Luongo has "just rehabilitated his tattered image among the faithful with a brilliant eight months' worth of self-parody on Twitter." Just as he is "about to be shipped elsewhere, he's been revealed as humble, honourable, hilarious." Luongo has "never acknowledged" the Twitter handle as his own, though yesterday he "came as close as he ever has in an interview." From that a "thin cloak of deniability sprang a personality so engaging, reporters are now reconsidering their haste in endorsing the passing of the goaltending torch" (NATIONAL POST, 1/15).