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01-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
We don't have the history or the exciting players that team usually have in the Winter Classic. We aren't a draw on national TV. Our TV numbers struggle here. We have to give away thousands of tickets to sell out at already very low prices. I turned on the radio this morning, no talk what-so-ever about the NHL, the Winter Classic, the WJC US team choking, the Olympic roster. They'd rather talk about MTSU women's softball than our NHL team. This isn't the market that could support a Winter Classic.

Not saying we won't get there eventually, but at this time, this is a struggling hockey market.
Hmm that's why more games are on fox this year than ever. The t.v. ratings must be horrible. The Nashville media talks about the Preds the next day after every game. 102.5 has a segment with a preds color guy it's seems like everyday and coffee with a coach on Wed. No they are not going to be talked about more than the Titans. Neither do the Penguins in Pittsburg over the Steelers.

Struggling hockey market who has more kids playing hockey than ever before Middle TN and in the process of building a multi million dollar new facility in South Nashville. Yeah the hockey market is hurting.

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