Lacrosse is really serious about moving in on hockey, as I’ve mentioned before.
Who’s helping lacrosse?
That’s right. The majority of National Lacrosse League teams are owned and operated by NHL franchises. It makes sense. It gives them something to showcase in their arenas when hockey goes dark. And because the lacrosse season is just 16 games, even if lacrosse catches on like wildfire, it’s still only taking up eight home games during the hockey season, which isn’t impossible to work around.
Shockingly, the NLL even has broadcast outlets. The ones on that link are from last season. I wonder is ESPN2 will pick up any games to fill the hockey void.