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04-17-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ChompChomp View Post
I can pretty much guarantee you Ducks/Kings on Jan 25, 2014 will NOT even be on NBC in the US. Maybe NBCSN/NHLN-US. So ratings will be an issue.

Perhaps, that does seem to be the weak sister of the group. But if they can sell the gate out and even get a pretty good local rating I would think the NHL might consider that a success. Plus you will get some casual people who might tune in to see NHL hocky with palm trees in the near distance, so it may not be a complete disaster ratings wise.

I like that they're doing it smart with the NY games. Three NY area teams, so travel & hotel is not really a huge issue in the wake of the SB. Pretty ingenious if you ask me. The only issue is that there is a good chance that all 3 teams might be pretty mediocre or bad when they play.

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