The Russian government is going after Artemi Panarin in the only way they can: defamation.
Half of the broadcast rights.
I'm surprised that the NHL, MLB and NBA aren't more upset about this.I see this as net positive
More games will be accessible to more people
ESPN+ takes the place of NHL.tv. That's fine I guess. Now kill dumb ass black out rules.
The NHL on ESPN theme is good
You're still kind of fucked if FSN has your local games as the group that owns them will only stream games on Comcast services with boomer style cable service. Unless that's somehow changing too.