NBC Bans Rangers And Devils Viewing Parties, Because TV Money Rules All

Fire And Ice reports that NBC will not allow the Devils to have a viewing party at the Prudential Center for tonight's game, nor the Rangers to do the same thing at the Garden on Friday. This despite both teams having viewing parties earlier in the series. What changed? Well, TV numbers have been consistently down from last year, and a source confirmed to Fire And Ice that the decision is ratings related. Can't sell those commercials if folks aren't watching next to their Nielsen Boxes!

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