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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


              With the NHL Lockout looking like more and more like a full season lockout, we may see some AHL games as fillers on select channels."The effect then was a window of opportunity for the American League to have a greater presence from a media perspective across North America and certainly more live television exposure, and to some extent an even stronger player pool than we normally have," AHL president and CEO David Andrews said. "I'm anticipating that will be the case again this time." It has been reported that the AHL have been talking to NBC, CBC, TSN & Rogers Sportsnet about the possibility of televising their games. But if any network will be broadcasting the AHL games it would be Sportsnet and CBC as they own the rights to the majority of the games until 2016. But that doesn't mean that they can't share the rights.

          I think they will as a matter of fact there is a rumour saying that the AHL will be televised in Canada on TSN, Sportsnet & CBC during the duration of the lockout. But with no NHL regular Season games being cancelled yet, its unlikely that it will be announced this week. But the NHL is ready to announce more cancellations of games by end of this week after the Friday negotiations.  So lets wait until the first week of October to see where the AHL games will be televised.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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