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Versus extends contract with NHL

1972_gump_worsley_minnesota_north_star_at_olympia_photo.bmpVersus has extended its contract with the NHL for three more years, through the 2010-11 season.

(As far as I can tell, the NY Times was the first to report this, showing some gumption in keeping up with non-Giants news.)

Ratings have been creeping upward on the much-maligned TV outpost, and fans gradually are getting the hang of turning to the channel if they care enough.

The real question is whether this precludes ESPN from getting back into the NHL business at some point by negotiating with Versus and the league for the right to do so.

As far as I know, it does not. Stay tuned!

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