Reunion Between NHL and ESPN Fixes a 17-Year-Old Mistake

ESPN dropped the NHL in 2004 after the two were tied at the hip for a decade

The NHL and ESPN are back together for the first time since the last buzzer sounded at the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals.

The two’s new 7-year deal, announced Wednesday, reverses a mistake many believe the two parties made 17 years ago.

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Tim Baysinger

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