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HEY, WE'RE ON TV

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/sports/olympics/tv-series-will-focus-on-nhl-players-in-olympics.html The N.H.L., once ambivalent about breaking up its 2013-14 season to enable players to participate in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has come to embrace the break in its schedule. The league announced Monday that it has hired producers to make a seven-hour series that will track teams and players through the Olympics and five outdoor stadium games. The series, "NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other," will be shown on NBCSN in the United States and on CBC in Canada, networks that are also carrying the Olympics. The model for the series is the "24/7" series on HBO that has focused on the two teams playing in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. The NBC Sports Group and CBC are contributing to the production costs of the series but are not paying any rights fees, the league said. As with "24/7," certain players will be wired for sound, and the story lines about them will follow them on and off the ice. The series is expected to focus on leading players like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, John Tavares, Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist. The players and coaches’ profanity, often rife on HBO’s "24/7," will be bleeped. The two networks have far more viewers than HBO, allowing the league to market its players to a wider audience and to give second life to the outdoor games and the Olympics. Two of the outdoor games, on Jan. 26 (Rangers-Devils) and Jan. 29 (Rangers-Islanders), will be played at Yankee Stadium, which the league had previously sought to host the Winter Classic. The series will be shown on NBCSN on Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 5 and 27, and March 5 and 12.

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