is become less greedy. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=642812&navid=DL|NHL|h...
Being a Columbus, OH area resident, I hate to see this. With the product that the Blue Jackets have put on the ice for the last decade, this could literally kill professional hockey in Columbus.cbull
Betthole & the Donald badly need to be HUNG!!!
Except for a few states in the U.S., the NHL barely has a foothold in this country and both sides keep shooting down that little foothold. It seems both sides want to kill whatever little chance they have of growing the league any further.Almost any few allegiances I still had to the NHL after the last lockout are fading fast as I start going to more junior A games.
Except for a few states in the U.S., the NHL barely has a foothold in this country and both sides keep shooting down that little foothold.17 states is a few? 23 out of 30 NHL teams is barely a foothold? I think the lockout is dumb, but I don't see the validity in your assertion. Grape
Sure,the league might have teams in many U.S. cities, but just how popular is it really in most of those cities? I'd say just a few.....Detroit, Boston, maybe New York and Chicago would be considered hockey cities where team news would make page 1 of the sports section or even the front page without winning the Stanley Cup.Now I'm not saying all those other cities don't have their fans,but you have to admit that many of those cities also have teams that are struggling financially. N.H.L. hockey might be something to do in those cities, but it isn't the be-all , end-all sport that it is in a few U.S. cities and Canada.
It certainly isn't anything like the other 3 big sports in the US. Some major papers don't even carry stories during the SC finals game 7! It's like it doesn't exist in some cities and papers. With the other sports, even if a city doesn't have a team they will have BIG stories during BIG events. When sports are mentioned in movies and tv shows, they talk about the NFL, NBA, and MLB. NHL? It's rare and noteworthy when mentioned. Hockey is all but ignored.
Delraydella hit the nail on the head...I read the NYC papers almost every day...if the Knicks and Rangers play on the same day during regular season, 9 times out of 10 the Knicks story will be the top headline in the sports section over the Rangers...Question for Grape: who gets the top headline of sports in the Boston Globe if the Bruins and Celtics play on the same day???
Sure,the league might have teams in many U.S. cities, but just how popular is it really in most of those cities? I'd say just a few.....I look at "presence" versus popularity against other sports as two different issues. Hockey is often 4th when compared to baseball, football, and basketball. Grape
"Question for Grape: who gets the top headline of sports in the Boston Globe if the Bruins and Celtics play on the same day???"Yeah, what's it like these days? I know in the "Orr" era hockey was top dog in Boston. Heck, not only in the papers either. Ice skating rinks popped up all over the place during those days! Then I bet when Orr retired they went down hill and out of business (but I don't know that for sure).
Yeah, what's it like these days? I know in the "Orr" era hockey was top dog in Boston.It varies depending upon how the teams are doing. Right now, the Red Sox might be number 4! Grape
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