The cable channel, which before the hockey deal had focused on hunting, fishing, bull riding and bicycle racing, is reportedly trying to add major-league baseball and indoor lacrosse to its programing mix.
“I think (the free-agent period) has gone as good as anybody could have anticipated,” Jacobs said. “I’m really pleased with it. I wish we had played a better role in the (Peter) Forsberg situation, but he chose not to come here (and instead signed with Philadelphia). I think we wound up with probably a more dependable center (in Alex Zhamnov). He probably would’ve made more headlines, but I think the result is better and Zhamnov was a better move for us. And I think he’s going to fit in here and he’s going to be stable and be somebody that we would really look forward to.”