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02-15-2011, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
Hockey probably will never be mainstream, its not a major sport. The reason is Hockey ! Take away fighting and its probably less attractive to the casual observer.

But the league wants to grow. Well how do you grow when the people who's money you want think the league is a bunch of apes? Take out fighting? Then you lose that certain section of fans that only watch to see the fights and blood, like those charming people that watch Nascar for the crashes(though the crashes are not sanctioned and staged like the NHL).

All those other sports guys getting in trouble was about off field issues, not the same.
the basketball riot was during a game, the cheating in baseball happens on the field. all the hits to the head in football happen on the field. all these sports are fine.

hockey isnt where it should be because of 2 things, its totally different from every other sport. so different that many people arent interested and 2, the league is horribly managed. i highly doubt the league doesnt get the coverage it should because of the perception that its nothing but apes on the ice.

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