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02-22-2013, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by G Dawg View Post
Never is a long time.

If the NHL wants to succeed in the US, they need to make a concerted effort to attract hispanics kids to enroll in hockey. Easier said than done, but that is THE key demographic going forward. The NHL already has white viewers on lockdown. If they get hispanics, it's game over for the NBA. Depending on enrollment numbers, hispanics could do very well in hockey. The NBA, mainly due to the height issue, will likely never have a more diverse field of players, which could be its downfall.
Hockey has one major problem in attracting youth players - the cost of the game.

(the other problem is ice time)

Mike Grier is the classic example of an African-American who had parents willing to support his love of hockey.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Grier

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