Versus to roll out new NHL nightly show

Hockey fans have complained about the lack of NHL news and highlights coverage on ESPN ever since the network decided not to bid on the contract. Two nightly shows, Hockey 2Night (from espn2′s early days) and National Hockey Night, have faded into history. SportsCenter brings in Barry Melrose and Matthew Barnaby for special coverage twice a week during the season — the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball (three ESPN properties) always get specialized coverage, throughout the day, with multiple guest analysts.
Versus has the NHL contract now, and tonight the network will roll out a new program entitled NHL Overtime. The hour-long program will run Monday through Thursday nights, generally from 11 p.m.-midnight. The show will feature video highlights, guest analysis and feature stories. The show will run after the Hockey Central post-game shows on Monday and Tuesday national games and a host of Wednesday contests as well.
Hockey fans — at least those who don’t subscribe to NHL Network — will finally be served.

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