The NHL controls broadcast rights, not the teams. I'm sure the Yotes and Preds owners don't want the Leafs and Wings making money they can't dip their paws into, or worse, stream the games free on the Wings site so no one makes any cash.
And the NHL has relatively reasonable prices. The AHL and WHL charge $300+ for a full season.
I would like to see the NHL negotiate the next TV contract to give them the ability to offer a no-blackout service to fans.
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