Why Doesn’t ESPN Cover the NHL?

Posted: 25th March 2010 by Renee Perron in NHL
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After watching an exciting game last night between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, I turned on ESPN this morning to catch a little analysis of the showdown between Crosby and Ovechkin. And I waited. And waited. And waited. Despite the fact that the game came down to the last goal in a shutout, it took around 45 minutes to hear news of any hockey from Sportscenter.  When they finally did highlight the game, the coverage lasted fewer than five minutes and then switched back to more NBA play-by-play. I was pretty annoyed. This isn't the first time that I've wanted more solid hockey coverage from the network.  Between "Mike and Mike" and Sportscenter, hockey receives significantly less coverage than other team sports. I'm not the only one who's noticed this. USA ...

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