NHL: Time To Dump Versus Network!

Posted: 4th October 2009 by MJ Kasprzak in NHL
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The San Jose Sharks were one of the teams chosen to kick off the 2009-10 NHL season because they are a team with All Star talent that plays exciting end-to-end hockey. So why is it a Sharks community leader is unable to even see the game?

Gary Bettman. His short-sighted decision four-plus years ago to take a little more money from a third-rate network rather than let the league continue to be showcased by the top sports network in the country, ESPN.

At the time, Versus was a fringe network no one could find on their cable or satellite that carried pseudo-sports glorifying cruelty to living things like hunting, fishing, and rodeo, as well as boring sports like cycling. Seems like a perfect match: many Americans would put hockey in one or both categories.

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