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The NHL is back on ESPN, for a limited time only.More than a decade after the league and the top U.S. sports network split up, they're reunited for the World Cup of Hockey. Starting with exhibition games Thursday and continuing Sept. 17 when the tournament begins in Toronto, live games with NHL players will be all over the ESPN airwaves for the first time since 2004.ESPN won the exclusive rights to the two-week tournament over NBC, the NHLs current U.S. broadcast partner. The World Cup on ESPN has reignited the debate over whether hockey needs the network in order to grow in popularity in the U.S.I think its good for hockey in many ways, San Jose Sharks and Canadian defenseman Brent Burns said. Obviously, they reach a huge amount of households, and a lot of people watch it if youre a hockey fan or not. It may bring in more people, let them see how great the game is and get them addicted to hockey like the rest of us.Commissioner Gary Bettman has been steadfast in his support of NBC, which has showcased NHL coverage on its main over-the-air channel and on cable via the NBC Sports Network. It has domestic TV rights for NHL games through 2021 to feature the likes of Hockey Hall of Fame honoree Mike Emrick, its top play-by-play announcer, and has promoted the sport with gusto through outdoor games and national playoff coverage that now rivals Canada in volume.But, its not ESPN, with its deep connection to American fans of all sports.When you walk into a bar, you walk into a restaurant, you walk into any place in the United States or basically the world, ESPNs on, former NHL coach and current ESPN analyst Barry Melrose said. We still have that over any other sports network in the world: the fact that were on just about everywhere all the time.that's part of the goal with the World Cup: dropping high-level hockey with 150 of the best players into the crowded fall sports calendar to attract viewers who arent hard-core hockey fans. Bettman said last year that the NHL sees the World Cup as an opportunity to rekindle `SportsCenter interest.As SportsCenter anchor and noted puckhead Steve Levy points out, Melrose is ESPNs only hockey analyst compared to countless experts for football, baseball and basketball. Hockey has been shuffled behind the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and soccer on ESPN, which has the rights to those sports.For this month, though, the NHL will get top billing on ESPN, to the delight of Levy and many of his colleagues in Bristol, Connecticut.Weve tried to do the best we can without having the games, said Levy, who said his reaction to the World Cup on ESPN was tears of joy. Were not afraid to lead `SportsCenter with it if its great hockey game or a specific play, something out of the ordinary. ... Hockey dominates top 10 plays on a regular basis.The NHL, of course, was once a fixture on the network when Gary Thorne and Bill Clement were the top broadcast team and Bill Pidto and John Buccigross hosted NHL 2Night. Thorne, now the play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles, said people approach him every day to tell him they loved ESPNs hockey coverage and miss him calling the sport.You did have a national sports audience that was there and I think people who were not hockey fans but were sports fans were brought into the game because it was on ESPN, said Thorne, who wont be calling World Cup games but isn't closing the door on doing hockey again at some point. They werent going out looking for hockey. It came to them. And many of them found they really liked it.The popular National Hockey Night music will be back -- Why mess with a masterpiece? Levy said. Levy, Melrose, Buccigross and former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes will call the games.Last year, NBC said other programming commitments made the World Cup challenging, and NHL Players Association executive director Don Fehr said going to ESPN was a vote of confidence the network would have a successful national broadcast.ESPN executive vice president of programming and scheduling Burke Magnus didn't want to speculate about getting the NHL back full time in a few years.We are excited to televise the World Cup of Hockey and be back in the professional hockey business, Magnus said. There are many NHL fans in Bristol. As far as rights are concerned, however, the next round is years down the road.Levy doesn't believe the World Cup is an audition for those rights, but said there's value to ESPN being good for the NHL.How can you be a big-time sport in the states and not be on ESPN? I think that's the part that's tough for a lot of people to understand, Levy said. I can tell you the players themselves get frustrated. they're on the road, in hotels, and they can't watch their own games, they can't watch action from around the league. Some of the people that have the (NBC Sports Network) channel, they don't know what number it is. It just seems very different than ESPN where you know exactly where youre going at all times.Though the NHLs recent deal with Sportsnet in Canada continued the trend of exclusive TV rights, Melrose and Levy suggested ESPN and NBC could at some point share coverage like other sports.there's no reason it shouldn't be (on ESPN), Burns said. Its the best sport in the world, so youd think theyd want to have it.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno---This story corrects the surname of Kevin Weekes. Air Jordan Retro . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. Jordan Shoes . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.jordanshoesretroforsale.com/ .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Air Jordan Shoes Retro 2016 ., for the next three years with the signings on Monday of Daryl Townsend and Michael Carter. Nike Air Jordan Shoes . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. PHOENIX -- Talk of Rich Hills blister has been quieted by the left-handers blistering pace since taking the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, at least mostly.Hill will look to extend his 19-inning scoreless streak Thursday night when the Dodgers travel to Phoenix to face the Arizona Diamondbacks.Hill (3-0, 0.00 ERA) threw seven perfect innings against the Miami Marlins in his last start but was pulled by Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts for several reasons, including a familiar issue on Hills pitching hand.There was heat on his index finger, Roberts said. It was starting to get tender.Hill, who said his finger was fine, was less than happy to come out of the game but understood where the outing figured into the Dodgers pennant hopes.Dave was in a very difficult position, said Hill, who will be making his fourth start. You look at it, and you move on. that's all you can do.Hill has won his past nine decisions between Los Angeles and Oakland.The Dodgers position has continued to improve over the past week-plus. With Los Angeles 2-0 rain-soaked victory at Yankee Stadium, the Dodgers have won eight of their past ten and are five games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West.Los Angeles posted its major league-leading 15th shutout of the season on Wednesday.Hill will be opposed by Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley (6-9, 5.10), who lasted just three innings in his past start, allowing five runs on eight hits with three strikeouts.Bradley has had success in the past against Los Angeles, posting a 3.06 ERA in three prior starts against the Dodgers.Arizona manager Chip Hale had to dig a little deeper into his bullpen than anticipated in Wednesday nighhts 11-6 against the Colorado Rockies.ddddddddddddRight-hander Rubby De La Rosa was on a rough 60-pitch count which the Diamondbacks optimistically hoped would carry him through at least four innings. Instead, he needed 40 pitches to get through the first, walking two and giving up a home run along the way and earning a visit to the mound from Hale.De La Rosa came back to start the second and promptly hit Daniel Descalso with a pitch and Hale went to swingman Randall Delgado three outs into the game to finish the second before shifting to scheduled piggyback reliever Braden Shipley in the third.Its just hard because that order is so good at scoring runs, Hale said. They were on him pretty well at the end.Hale used seven pitchers but, after Shipley left, none of the final four through more than 17 pitches.Offensively, the Diamondbacks continued rolling against the Rockies.Jean Segura has posted consecutive two-homer games and finished Wednesdays win with five hits in six at-bats. He has four home runs in his past two games and continued his march toward 200 hits, from which hes now 18 away.Brandon Drury became the first Diamondbacks rookie to homer in three straight games and has driven in a run in six straight contests. Light-hitting shortstop Chris Owings also homered on Wednesday for an offense that scored a franchise-record 34 runs in three games against Colorado on a franchise-record tying 50 hits.The Dodgers have won 10 of the first 15 meetings between the teams, though the clubs have split the six prior games at Chase Field. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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