Hockey in Europe and growth
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10-29-2011, 04:27 PM
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I have trouble getting your point in this post. Hockey is defenitly 2nd or 3rd in Europe. But in the bolded countries, hockey isn't big, like at all. Just because I don't say what the homer hockey fans want to hear, it makes me a football troll? You need to get over yourself.
In many countries, being the 3rd or 4th biggest sport in the country means VERY little, since all focus is on 1 or 2 sports, everything that comes after that is VERY VERY minor.
Not big at all? Hockey attendance in Norway is twice as big as handball. Sure it's miles behind soccer but it's a clear second spectator teamsport.
That doesnt make it big perhaps but it's not as bad as you make it seem either.
Denmark I think handball is just ahead in attendance, but hockey is growing quickly there. Them having 6 players or so in NHL probably helps too.
Hockey is second teamsport in attendance in Germany too. I'm sure handball seems more popular to the average German because of national team often being on tv etc, but just like in norway, the popularity usually stops in front of tv.
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