This is a much larger story about NESN and CSNNE's ongoing war, but one tidbit on the 3rd page says that we could be just weeks away from Tappen leaving Boston for the national stage. Initial thoughts: good for her and great for the NHL Network, since her tenor and delivery is exactly what they desperately need, but man, the local broadcast is going to take a hit.
NESN's broadcast of Thursday night's game between the Bruins and Canadiens returned a 4.7 rating within the Boston television market. This was the highest regular season rating for a NESN Bruins broadcast in over 14 years. it looks like the folks over at NESN are hoping for a Boston-Montreal first round matchup.