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11-14-2012, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogopogo View Post
I spent last weekend in Seattle - even took in the Seahawks game while I was there. Seeing the passion for the NFL, NCAA, Sounders, Mariners and the return of the NBA I again see that Seattle is a GREAT sports city.

I also saw virtually nobody who cares at all about hockey - except for a few visiting Canadians.

Seattle loves sports but hockey will never fly. NHL would be about #6 or 7 on the sports totem pole in Seattle and there is no way to be profitable in that reality.
The lockout probably plays some sort of factor. It would be interesting to see how hockey is currently ranking on the sports scene in current American NHL markets (both traditional & non-traditional). My guess is there is a lot of "out of sight, out of mind" that's going on.

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