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Rogers' NHL Rights Deal Hurting League Profits As Canadian Dollar Sees Decline

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 15

The Canadian dollar has "sharply declined in value against the U.S. dollar" after the NHL's 12-year, C$5.2B TV contract with Rogers Media was announced in November '13, and the league as a result is " taking a large hit in the contract’s first season," according to David Shoalts of the GLOBE ...

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