So maybe this whole OLN thing isn’t the best thing for hockey fans.
Steve Zipay from Newsday lays out a scenario where OLN will box fans out of games. How? Their exclusivity clause.
If OLN is showing a game, it’s blacked off of your local carrier. So if you don’t subscribe to (or get) OLN on your cable system, you’re out of luck.
Phil Mushnick confirms all of this, while mentioning OLN is only exlcusive on Mondays (login info.).
Zipay says there will only be one Monday night game next season, so OLN and the NHL are trying to minimize blackouts, it seems.
But don’t get your heart set on Monday-night hockey if you don’t have OLN on your system this season.