2012 Winter Classic video

and I quote Glen Quagmire: “Allllllriiight” The NHL’s worst-kept secret is about to be revealed during a Monday afternoon press conference at Citizens Bank Park…so says an NHL.com story and a press released sent out by the Phillies this afternoon. Unless it’s to say that several high-ranking members of the organization are actually aliens from the race of ancient-Egyptian-looking gods from the original Stargate movie, we’re finally getting confirmation of the 2012 Winter Classic.

NHL, NBC announce new 10-year partnership

Courtesy of NBCUniversal NEW YORK (April 19, 2011) – The National Hockey League and the NBC Sports Group have reached agreement on a landmark 10-year television and media rights deal, taking the partnership through the 2020-21 season. The expanded partnership, under which NBC remains the exclusive network home and VERSUS the exclusive cable home of the NHL® in the U.S., is highlighted by the first-ever national distribution of all Stanley Cup® Playoffs contests, including, for the first time, exclusive coverage starting with the Conference Semifinals. The agreement also calls for the NBC Sports Group to televise 100 regular season games …

Hockey Day in America

Hey kids! Can’t stand all that trash talk about how the NHL is the sixth most popular sport in the United States? Are you tired of trying to find hockey games on your cable provider because your eyes become like pinholes after buzzing through the first 90 stations? Feel like strangling the next person who asks why teams wear dark jerseys when they play at home? Then I’ve got something for YOU! The very first Hockey Day in America, coming Sunday to an actual national network famed for international sports and a basic cable channel best known for outdoorsy-type endeavors. The marquee matchup …