http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/04/19/nhl-nbc-sign-announce-10-year-tv-deal/the league has announced a 10-year deal that will leave NBC as the exclusive network for the game in the United States. The agreement, widely reported to be worth around US$200-million a year for the NHL, also keeps the league on VERSUS, the U.S. cable channel. The league will have a game broadcast nationally on the Friday of U.S. Thanksgiving weekend, while NBC Sports Group will televise 100 regular season games.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/nhl-announces-new-us-tv-deal/article1991065/the league and its current U.S. network/ cable partners have reached agreement on a new 10-year deal, the NHL is bidding sayonara to ESPN, the highly influential sports force in the U.S., and casting its lot in America with an upstart 24-hour sports property being formed between NBC and Comcast, the huge U.S. cable company. Estimates are that the league will make $2-billion over the course of the decade-long deal.