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NBC Criticized For Not Airing Crosby's Chance At 1,000 Points; Strader Returns To Booth

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 20 / 17

The NHL's television deal with NBC "continues to be utterly baffling," according to Mike Harrington of the BUFFALO NEWS. NBC games featuring the Penguins and C Sidney Crosby are "total overkill." But on Thursday, with Crosby at 999 career points and fans "more than ready to check out his quest for 1...

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