My understanding is that the only hold up between Notre Dame and the NCHC was the NBC Sports deal Notre Dame wanted to maintain. It makes sense that Notre Dame wasn't willing to do anything to harm their relationship with NBC due to their long history together and the amount of money involved. In my opinion, the NCHC should have bent on that or worked with Notre Dame to get the whole NCHC on NBCSN. NBCSN would have been a vast upgrade when compared to CBSSN. NBCSN is available in way more homes and on the regular Midco cable packages. Another plus is NBCSN is the same channel NHL is on.