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03-05-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Parker McDonald View Post
I think the NHL cares more about if the NHL is nationally relevant than globally relevant. If the Olympics are in Russia in a city that no one here heard of, where games are at 4:00 in the morning, I think don't think there's really much to lose.

I'm pretty sure the top three most watched Olympic Hockey games in the US were in 1980, 2002, and 2010. Those three were in North America.
This is really it. I believe Sochi is 10 hours ahead of the ETZ. So, a game starting at 8pm over there is going to be live here at 10am. People will watch on weekends, but that is about it.

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