Originally written June 04, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
The Los Angeles Kings are cashing in on their playoff success. The team recently announced that they have reached an agreement with Fox Sports on a new television contract that will keep Kings hockey on Fox Sports West through 2024. In the deal the Kings are guaranteed a sum of approximately $250 million.  The deal, as reported by the LA Times, not only paints a clear picture of LA's recent success but also offers an idea of how volatile the television market is in Los Angeles.  Let's give credit where credit is due. The club's playoff run likely tacked on to the already large price tag they were seeking for television rights. Without a run that may very well end with the Cup, the team wouldn't have quite as much leverage with Fox Sports as they do right now. In terms of timing, the Kings could not have reached a deal at a better time. The two sides deny that this played a role in the negotiating process but it seems that any incentives or bonuses that were tac...
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