The network and the NHL announced Thursday that four hour-long episodes of HBO's "24/7" franchise will air before and after the Jan. 1 game at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field.
"When we learned who the two teams were, it piqued our interest," HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg said. "It helped, there's no question. You're taking the two biggest stars in the sport and the two biggest rivals and putting them on the ice."
...you think HBO would have still been interested if it was Rangers/Islanders at Citi Field? Me neither.
...as a reality TV junkie I am super excited for this, but the fact that it's more Crosby tempers some of my enthusiasm.
...h/t to reader Joseph for the link.