Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Brunswick - Shaw Direct
NBC's weekday coverage was a bit confusing (wasn't bad here in Canada with NBC east/west feeds and TSN), but their coverage of the finals was first rate.
NBC promised live coverage coast-to-coast starting in 2014 when them and Versus would have taken over exclusive rights, had they won. ESPN's current weekday contract was supposed to run out in 2013.
I guess this is ESPN's "revenge" for NBC getting the Olympics? It sure is interesting to see these bidding wars between Fox/Comcast/ESPN (and even CBS) in the US and Rogers and TSN in Canada.