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01-23-2006, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by PF
It doesn't accomplish zip, the olympics puts the sport out to a much wider audience than usual and encourages more people to watch or try the sport, I'm sure you can see the benefit of that. Having the highest level of players is going to encourage more people than watching amateurs playing it.

I personally look forward to the winter olympics so I get to watch a few more games than my usual one per week. Sadly I don't have the channel that shows most of the NHL hockey in England because I can't really spare the money so this is something I'm going to enjoy greatly.
it's a fallacy, more people will watch the games because it is the olympics... but it doesn't figure into more people watching the NHL.

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