Originally Posted by Shifty
That was a problem when the Senators made it to the final, all season long on CBC it was LEAFS! LEAFS! LEAFS! They showed a team that didn't make the playoffs on the national game while the Sens were on the CBC in their region when they should've flipped that format for the last 2.5 months of the season.
That's sort of what the article I linked above stated. NBC all year on their national broadcasts only ever shows BOS, NYR, PHI, WAS, DET, CHI, or PIT.
Only one of those teams made into the Conference Finals. There wasnt much attachment on a National level (or at least outside their home markets) to PHX, LA, or NJ.