The NHL will remain on NBC through 2008-09
Here is my big story about NBC and the NHL staying together through next season.
It's under the part about the Flyers winning in OT.
This is a good thing for the NHL. There are plenty of puckheads at NBC who genuinely want what is best for the league. And of course promoting NHL stars in advance of the 2010 Olympics doesn't hurt.
You can fairly assume that the people at NBC are very pleased to have the Avs facing the Red Wings and the Rangers taking on the Pens in the second round.