Originally Posted by Oxilon
Don't count on it. Once NBC/Versus got rights to the NHL, ESPN put Women's Basketball ahead of the NHL on their priority list.
They can try to ignore the NHL all they want, but people are still watching. Walk into just about any bar in the Greater Cincinnati area these days and chances are the NHL playoffs are on most of the big screens while the NBA is relegated to the smaller TVs, if it's on at all. I don't hear any buzz about the NBA playoffs, let alone women's basketball.
ESPiN can continue to alienate its viewers at its own peril. I already barely watch it now unless there is an actual game on. SportsCenter is borderline worthless. I'd rather watch the MLB/NHL/NFL/Big Ten networks for news/highlights.