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09-08-2011, 01:31 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, WA.
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I see what you mean, and agree to some degree. I guess what gets me the most is ESPN our "Worldwide Leader in Sports", couldn't take more than 2 minutes away from talking about Peyton Manning's injuries to even say anything about this.
This is mostly due to the TV contract dispute from the lockout, I'm sure. I think there are more hockey fans in the US than people give credit for, and most of those hockey fans definitely care about news like this.
To be honest, the best thing for hockey would have been an NFL lockout this year. I'm not a big fan of the NFL, so it certainly wouldn't have hurt my feelings - but I'd be willing to bet that a lot of those bigger market fans would jump ship to the NHL, since a lot of them have teams in the same city. ESPN would have also been forced to cover something else.
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