NBC released its 2015-16 season broadcast schedule yesterday, and because there was almost nothing else to talk about, every single SB Nation wrote up a piece on it!

Well, all except the Canadian team blogs of course. NBCSN doesn't show games with Canadian teams, except the Habs for some reason, who make it on to NBCSN SIX times, including the Winter Classic.

The Leafs will also make one appearance on NBCSN this coming season explicitly because of Mike Babcock. NBC will air his first return to Detroit on October 9!

Oh wait.

Make that the second Leafs game in Detroit on March 13; because of course the Leafs will probably already be way out of the playoffs by then so it will be really dramatic, won't it NBC?

If you actually care about any of this, you can go to SCC and read up on the big winner of the NBC TV sweepstakes.

Blackhawks to appear in 21 games on NBC Sports during 2015-16 season - Second City Hockey

Of course this only matters if you even still have cable!

Cord-cutting grows as more people flee traditional TV, report says - Business - CBC News
Cord-cutting will gain momentum over the next five years as people abandon traditional television for the growing choices and ease of use of online video streaming services, a new IDC Canada report projects.

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The mental game inside concussions and the NHL - Pension Plan Puppets
On concussions, mental health, and a professional sport at a crossroad.

Colin Wilson Signs 4-year, $15.75 Million Contract - On the Forecheck
Now we can rejoice.

Contract Negotiations: Whose Side Are You On? - Silver Seven
Do the fans seem to side with the team by default?

Is this a new Avalanche Jersey? - Mile High Hockey
Icethetics.co has released a concept design they believe to be a new Colorado Avalanche jersey. Is this really it, and what do you think?

In Breakaway of Its Own, Arizona City Scores on NHL’s Coyotes - Bloomberg Business
What Glendale did "is almost the exact opposite of what happens in these extortion situations," said sports economist Victor Matheson of College of the Holy Cross. "Typically the team extorts more payments out of the taxpayers."