PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The National Hockey League's Board of Governors on Monday approved a 12-year national Canadian broadcast and multimedia rights agreement with Rogers Communications. The $5.2-billion agreement, the largest media rights deal in League history, begins with the 2014-15 season and continues through the 2025-26 season.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh