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NBC Sports Releases '14-15 NHL Schedule, Puts Added Emphasis On West Coast Teams
Published July 23, 2014
WHAT ABOUT SMALL MARKETS? THE HOCKEY NEWS' Ryan Kennedy notes a "greater emphasis has been placed on West Coast games on this schedule," with 10 matches slated to begin at 10:00pm ET or later. NBC and the NHL will use flex scheduling once again, meaning the "broadcast schedule on Sundays could change, giving the Islanders and Panthers a slim chance at getting back on the slate" (THEHOCKEYNEWS.com, 7/22). SI.com's Allan Muir wrote fans understand that the Panthers, Islanders, Coyotes, Blue Jackets and Predators "aren't huge national draws, but to push them off to the side is an insult to their supporters and denies hockey fans the chance to see such young stars" as Predators D Seth Jones, Blue Jackets C Ryan Johansen, Islanders C John Tavares and Panthers D Aaron Ekblad, the top pick in the '14 draft (SI.com, 7/22).