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07-15-2012, 05:18 AM
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More people watched because they put every game on TV. When you stop twisting what the articles you posted say, and correctly interpret the data, you will better understand it.
Playoff hockey has always garnered higher ratings and the biggest difference is the absence of goonism and fighting. You want to take the one exception, this years first round, and twist what the numbers say, to somehow conclude more people watched because of goonism and violence.
No other sport "benches" people who have played all season for the post season. People don't want to see Jody Shelley & Zac Rinaldo in the playoffs. Their style of play doesn't attract people to the game. Players like Giroux, Parise, Kovalchuk, Stamkos, etc are the ones people tune in for.
When the lights shine brightest and the ratings go way up, Rinaldo and Shelley are in the press box where they belong.
Yeah the ratings go up has nothing to do with the fact that it's the post-season. The part that actually matters in hockey.
Bible bashers like you are hillarious.
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