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02-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
Lin is a shiny new toy, one that came out of nowhere. People are right to be excited about him. But even still, nothing like this could happen in the NHL. The Rangers could find a guy begging outside MSG, bring him in, put him on the ice and have him score 4 goals a game in his first dozen games and he still wouldn't get the hype that Lin is getting.
You can't compare hockey and basketball. The casual fan can tune into a Knick game and see Lin on the court for 38 out of 48 minutes and see him bring the ball up the court and make plays every time the Knicks have possession. The crowd can go crazy every time he scores or makes a great pass.

Hockey is not built that way.

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