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03-20-2013, 05:03 PM
Nicky Santoro
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Originally Posted by G Dawg View Post
Any info on how that compares to the final years of their ESPN2 deal? I believe it's surpassed those ESPN numbers, correct?
that's a great question, my friend. i too would like to know if hockey today has bigger tv ratings than it did in 2004.

if it was possible, i would have also love to have known if hockey today has bigger ratings than it did in the 80's and early 90's when hockey games were fun and wide open and games were 6-4 finals instead of 3-1 like today. i wonder if more americans watched hockey during that time when Mario and Wayne made hockey so fun and 6 players each yr had 150+ pts, unlike today.

it's too bad there isn't a graph on popularity of hockey in the U.S from 1950 to now.. i've always wondered if hockey was alwys the 4th popular sport in america, or was it maybe 2nd when it was original 6 back in the 50's and 60's with Beliveau, rocket, Hull, Orr, Espo, Howe, etc....

anyhow buddy, great question and hopefully someone will be able to answer your question.

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