source- Everybody at HBO enjoyed working with the NHL and its teams on 24/7 the past four years. It was an exciting endeavor and we’re very proud of the never-before-seen presentation of the world of hockey that 24/7 was able to capture. There was never an expectation that HBO would chronicle the lead-up to the Winter Classic every year. So we will not be involved with the NHL this season. We wish the NHL the very best and the door will always remain open.
Well this sucks. 24/7 was a great show. It gave an awesome inside look at what the NHL life style was really like. It helped the fans really connect to the teams and the players. I think that's an integral part of running a business in this day and age. I can't imagine that there won't be some form of 24/7 this season. Everyone I know loved it and that's including people that weren't even the biggest NHL fans. Caps and Blackhawks would be two good teams to follow as well. ESPN's hockey expert, John Buccigross, tweeted this out earlier which is pretty promising, guy knows what he's talking about.
(S/T to Awful Announcing)