EA NHL Exclusive?

EA Nabs NHL License on 1UP (thanks PiTiFUL) is a story based some brief happenings on the EA Sports Website that may have tipped off a future announcement. According to the story, several graphics appeared for a while on the site with the words "exclusive license," indicating the possibility that a deal has been signed for pro hockey rights, along the lines of the exclusive deal EA inked last year with the NFL (story). The article quotes both EA and NHL2K publisher 2K Sports as calling the apparent revelation a mistake, though attempts to contact the NHL about this (in spite of all the time on their hands) were unsuccessful.
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Hockey is a beautiful game, but a horribly broken business. For many reasons, the NHL will never even come close to the big 3 (NFL, MBL, NBA) or big 4 if you want to count Nascar. So it is a niche sport. The players seem unable to grasp this however, and insist on demanding MLB/NFL/NBA-sized salaries. Sorry guys - you have to put butts in the seats first, and hockey has proven woefully unable to do just that.

Don't get me wrong, I love hockey. It's the only sport I still watch (or will watch, if they ever play again). But you gotta be realistic-it IS a niche sport.

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