What $5 billion Canadian TV rights deal means to Rangers, others
1. For U.S. viewers, nothing different. NBC in second year of 10-year deal worth $2 billion. You may see some changes in online coverage outta the North.
2. For NYR, Isles, Devs, other U.S.-based teams, the dough is split evenly, though the seven Canadiens teams get a tad more. So about $15 mil per season, over 12 years, starting next year.
3. Cap will rise, some say to $80 million in three years.
4. Rangers could eventually be playing against Quebec in a few years #expansion
BTW, on the concussion lawsuit, Curt Bennett, one of the 10 plaintiffs, (will be plenty more joining, I assume) played 16 games for NYR in 1972-73. One assist, 11 PIMs.