Monday, June 08, 2009

Pittsburgh is preparing for the Red Wings

If you have Michigan ID it might be tough buying live octopus on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Hopefully no new group announces plans to bring another hockey franchise to Toronto on the same day Game 6 is to be played. Bad enough the Coyotes bankruptcy proceedings continue in Phoenix on Tuesday. Which will get bigger headlines?

Meanwhile the NHL continues to shoot itself in the foot. Red Wing fans have just learned that there will be no broadcast of Tuesday night's game inside Joe Louis Arena because NBC would not rescind its exclusive rights to the telecast. And what does the NBC pay for those exclusive broadcast rights? $0!!!