NHL, Turner Agree to 7-Year Deal

On Tuesday morning the National Hockey League made another significant announcement regarding the future of its television rights in the United States.

The NHL and Turner Sports reached a multi-faceted, seven-year agreement set to begin with the 2021-22 season.

This historic multimedia rights agreement will bring the Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup Playoffs to TNT and TBS for the first time, along with providing Turner Sports rights to up to 72 regular season games and exclusive rights to the NHL Winter Classic each season. TNT will own broadcast coverage of three Stanley Cup Finals over the seven years of the deal. They will also air half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs each year.

This deal, coupled with the previous deal with Disney (including ESPN) will more than double the revenue the NHL is getting from its previous broadcast deal with NBC in the US.

28 thoughts on “NHL, Turner Agree to 7-Year Deal

  • April 27, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    show us the monaaaaaaay (to raise the Cap)!!!

  • April 27, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Wow. I wonder if any of the hawks will be alive after this game? Maybe when they hit the golf course soon they can hit from the ladies tees. Hilarious. Softest team in the league. Almost feel bad for what a terrible franchise you guys have become. Even your “goalie of the future” crapped the bed tonight…

  • April 27, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Full circle its all coming around. Blackhawks are next. Salary cap raise every yr right when we start to need it and not a yr before.


  • April 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Maybe Zadorov and Murphy should go back to putting their collective tails between their legs. After the separate beatings they took tonight they have the potential to really get hurt.

  • April 28, 2021 at 12:19 am

    As an out of town fan, it would be helpful to learn details about what these ESPN and Turner deals mean for the subscription viewers of NHL.com. There is very little that was lacking in the NHL.com Blackhawks streaming package. It sounds like the out of market games will be from ESPN + but we have no information yet on replays, highlight packages, number of games, which feed etc. Hopefully, it will be forthcoming soon.

    Nervous in Texas.

  • April 28, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Was that Keith who was on the ice for 4 goals against us AGAIN? At least he scored one gol to offset this… LMAO.

  • April 28, 2021 at 6:48 am

    To Tampa Joe:
    Shut up.
    You were probably just a kid in diapers when the Hawk franchise was beating up people left and right.

    You were probably just a little boy when Tampa got awarded a franchise, and openly wondered what a face off dot was.

    Yeah we know the Hawks ae not the team that beat Tampa for a Cup 5 -6 years ago.
    Yeah we know our coach teaches a soft style and our GM put together a soft team.

    We don’t need loser trolls from another team fanbase telling us that.
    Because unlike the Tampa fan base we know ho0ckey and, BTW, during the SCF, we allow other team fans to wear whatever colors they want, IF they can find a ticket.

    Keep quiet. Its 5 oclock somewhere.

  • April 28, 2021 at 7:09 am

    I knew we were in deep trouble when Shaggy pulled Lankinin and started Subban in the second .

    The wheels sure fell off the bus in a hurry after the amateur coaching move .

  • April 28, 2021 at 7:29 am

    It’s hard to listen to the Tampa Joe’s but can we really argue with what he said? Hawks are the softest team in the league and nobody likes how the franchise has fallen. Time to take our lumps?

  • April 28, 2021 at 7:42 am

    How did Hardman look? anyone?

  • April 28, 2021 at 8:01 am

    active. 7 hits in ten minutes.

  • April 28, 2021 at 8:02 am

    I didn’t see the whole game but Hardman looked like he could be a thing – faster than I realized and had 7 hits in 91/2 minutes of ice time – hope he gets a run here although I’d like to see Gaudette play as well

    This is what the Hawks were expected to be all year – a bunch of rookies and young inexperienced players playing against men yet with better goaltending it would have been a much closer game – Hawks had their chances and Vas let in a couple of softies

    Konroyd said after the game that Lank’s previous high in games played in a season was 25 – last night was his 34th – so hopefully that’s why he hasn’t been as sharp lately – a couple of those first period goals were ones he would have had at the start of the year

    Boquist has to learn to deal with contact – that was hard to watch – he put himself in a vulnerable position

    I’m still positive about the future but this is the reality of a rebuild – Kane is the only impact player (Kampf and Carpenter aren’t impact players) who could be described as being in their prime – that’s a lot of inexperience but also a lot of room for growth

  • April 28, 2021 at 8:14 am

    does anyone have a final count on how many times foley referred to connolly as “coleman,” who wears #20 for tampa?

    anyone know who taught foley the word “activate?” when did that word become part of the hockey broadcast lexicon? as in “de brincat activates.”

  • April 28, 2021 at 8:19 am


    want to see de brincat do it again next year, but he certainly is performing as an impact player in his prime this year.

  • April 28, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Hawks 29 – you’re right about DCat – I didn’t think of him at first because he’s still so young and could have room to grow yet but in hindsight he could have been included and probably Murphy too

    However my point is still that this a team of players mostly made up of those yet to reach their prime compared to say Tampa with a team full of players in their prime

  • April 28, 2021 at 10:59 am


    spot on.

  • April 28, 2021 at 11:42 am

    “Jarnkrok, er um, Coleman, um….”

  • April 28, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Hawks29, I noticed that about Foley too. He called Connolly “Coleman” for pretty much the whole first period. I had to check the Hawks’ roster to see if I missed something.

  • April 28, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Hard Nosed Tough NHL Hockey – 7
    Euro Foo-Foo Hockey – 4

    If anyone needs evidence that Colliton’s brand of hockey getting more gets run over in the NHL and will not win, they got it last night.
    (Bowman’s inability to get lots of grit along with skill also plays a hand in that.)

    Really embarrassed of this organization last night, watching #16 and Murphy try to fight and getting beaten soundly, while watching Colliton hockey getting plowed over in every loose puck battle.

    In the 1970’s Dollar Bill had no confidence in his team, such that he booked the Chicago Stadium in April for led Zeppelin, forcing the Hawks to play their ‘home’ playoff game in home jerseys out in Uniondale, NY versus the powerhouse Islanders.

    That episode, and last night’s exhibition are 1 and 2 in the Blackhawks embarrassed fan column.

    But hey, why upset the warm and fuzzy Colliton supporters, now?
    They might break a nail typing so hard, that he sticks around next year.

  • April 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Perimeter Player. LMAO. Fitting. Staying out of the tough areas just like the chicken hawks you root for. I’m a transplant from up north but nice try. Also I am sure you are as tough in real life as you are on a message board. Glad I could rustle your jimmies so easily.

    Oh…I gotta go…I think I hear Stan signing another undersized Euro. No…it’s Brokevist getting hurt again. Wait…no…it’s Murphy jumping a guy after ducking him previously and getting fed a steady diet of rights. I could go on and on…

    If the future is Dachshund and Slowme I actually feel bad for you…kind of.

  • April 28, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Get off the ledge folks!! We knew this was going to be a tough year but there are some things to like as well. Lanks had a tough night but he could be a solid follow-up to Crow. Hagel is what every player needs to be, tough and tenacious with some skill. The defense will get sorted and Kane is Kane (thank God!). Our captain is back next year and fully rested. Hopefully SB makes some good off season moves and drafts. I would put JC on a shorter leash next season, I don’t think he’s the guy to take us to the next level but he’s letting the kids play and learn and learn is what they did last night. They learned they have a ways to go.

  • April 28, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Tampa Joe. Still stinging from when the Hawks bounced you guys in six?

    Was so great to see us win theCup at home. Thanks for the memories.

  • April 28, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    PP, yea I would be embarrassed if our team whined about other teams wearing there colors. Home teams cant be sellouts of there tickets to ousiders. Have to eat your ticket for the team unless home fan.

    Everytime I see the orange in the PHI uniforms I still get chills. Everytime I see the yellow in the BOS uniforns I get chills. Everytime I see the blue in the TAM uniforms I still get chills. From winning. Raising the Cup.

    No one hit wonders here at this site/blog.

  • April 29, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for backing me up, Morrison and Eugene.

    Yeah this Tampa Joe is a moron.

    He shows up here couple times a year crowing about the Lightning.

    He was nowhere to be found when the Hawks were dominating everyone, was he?
    He was probably digging manure out of his boots as part of his career, in the Dakotas somewhere.

    He knows nothing about the current 2021 Hawks team we have watched get pushed around by every team they have played this year, except Detroit and Columbus.

    Yet, this troll has the arrogance and ignorance to think he is the one ruffling feathers?

    Makes me glad I did not retire in Florida if that is what that state can present for hockey knowledge.

    He proves Abraham Lincoln correct when he said, ‘Better to keep mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

    I know you are reading this, Tampa boy, cause that is what trolls do.

    Checkmate. You lose.

  • April 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Nah…I’m good. The team I root for Won the cup last year and may repeat (something the chicken hawks could NEVER DO). Not upset at all, or sad about the long time ago win from a once relevant Hawks team.

    So let me get this straight Perimeter Player, you are glad you didn’t retire in Florida because of a blog post that for some odd reason means people down here have no hockey knowledge. Ok. Got it. Also I am poor and dumb because I worked a blue collar job in the Dakotas somewhere? AND you got all of this from a post poking you (which clearly worked. As we all can see). Then calling your rambling, brain dead post a check mate? Haha. You’re an even bigger loser than I thought.

    You need help. Seriously, you are an angry and sad, stupid little guy. I actually do feel bad for you now. And thinking the mentally deficient guy that talks to himself for ten straight drunken rambling posts at a time is “helping you”? Wow. You should just step away from the computer and take your lumps like the tuff guy you claim to be. Hilarious. Quite an imagination you have there.

  • April 29, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I’ll give my regards to your goat, Tampa Joe.

    You just got played like a fiddle.

    Proof is in your long and rambling post

    Checkmate again sucker. You lose.

    Let me know when Amalie Arena finally sells out a game.

    Been there 15 times.
    Hasn’t happened yet, and did not for a game 7 SCF vs Calgary back in the 2000’s.

    You are down 2-0 and I am going for a sweep just like Columbus.

    L. M. A. O.

    Perimeter out!

  • April 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I am literally a a slow adult…durrrrr L. M. A. O. and I use my own name to “sign off”

    Kind of like the group of dudes that finish on my daughter do…

    My jimmies are rustled and some dude I have never met is living rent free in my pathetic fake Hawk fan head.

  • May 4, 2021 at 3:47 am

    joe, had we won it last year we wouldnt even count it. but you go right ahead if it makes you feel good.
    and we very well were capable of a repeat, 1 Carter offside call away in 14, when you were probably playing with your sister’s Barbie dolls.

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