It may be a bit late for the start of the season, but Verizon's added the NHL Center Ice package, letting viewers subscribe to 40 out of market NHL
games every week and early round playoff games, with "select" games in high definition. Beyond the $169 season bundle, FiOS
also will soon be home to the NHL Network channel promising 75 HD games this season, along with 24 hours a day to talk cross-checking, zambonis and whatnot. We don't know if it can save hockey
but we're glad Verizon is providing another option to the MLB, NBA and NFL action going on right now.
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