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NHL's landmark deal with Rogers has massive impact on HNIC

Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner, and Robert Depatie, president and CEO, Quebecor and Quebecor Media,...

Gary Bettman, NHL commissioner, and Robert Depatie, president and CEO, Quebecor and Quebecor Media, along with the Stanley Cup during a press conference at the Rogers Campus in downtown Toronto, Ont, November 26, 2013. NHL and Rogers Communications announced a national multimedia rights agreement. Rogers also secured a multi-year sub-licensing agreement with CBC and TVA Sports. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:28 PM ET

The reverberations from the Rogers Communications deal to scoop up the exclusive rights to NHL games and content on all multimedia platforms in Canada will be felt for at least the next 12 years, the length of the precedent-setting agreement.

Depending on how things spin out with Rogers taking over Hockey Night in Canada, it could be felt much longer than that.


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