How should the NHL capitalize on the success of the Olympics?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    During the Olympics this year, a recent surge in popularity has hit hockey.  Which is something that this sport might actually need.  Now pretend for a moment you were the comissioner of the nhl, now how would you capitalize and promote your league after the success of the olympic hockey tournament?

    1. Greek One profile image76
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If I was NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, my first post-Olympic act would be to acknowledge that I am not the right man for the jobm and would finally resign.

      While cleaning out my desk, I would leave a note for my replacement urging him to ignore my previous musings that NHL players might not be allowed to participate at the next Olympics.

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Love it!

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Advertise on a Wheaties box.

      It is difficult to watch hockey on tv.  Therefore, it will never be extremely popular.

  2. kingis profile image74
    kingisposted 8 years ago

    Move the NHL to a better cable network like ESPN or TNT.  If you have Directv, you cannot get Versus because their owners, Comcast and Directv are in a contract dispute.  I was happy to watch the Stanley Cup Playoff last year but I guess I will have to rely on NHL Network for coverage.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Ban the Canadians! Unless of course they bring the beer and reindeer sasuage!big_smile

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image88
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, but you do realize you'd be banning half of it's fans,  since the nhl gets over half it's audience from there.  lol

  4. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    this past olympics had the largest media audience in over 16 years.  there was no problem watching that hockey game on tv!
    people have larger screen tv's now and the sports bars are full of hockey fans watching on the big screens.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's for one game. 

      Yes there is a problem for most Americans to watch hockey on T.V.

      The Olympics are a one time thing. 

      I'm not going to argue this point, just look up the Nielsen ratings for yourself, and explore why they cannot get people tuned in regularly to watch hockey.  As they say, "it's too hard to watch."  So...., yes it is.  I love it.  I am not the norm.  Lets GO B L U E S!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    probably depends more on demographics, where cities have hockey teams.

  6. Rico0930 profile image53
    Rico0930posted 8 years ago

    Might not be capitalizing on the Olympics, but it would be cool....

    I heard the NHL was considering having Crosby and Ovechkin pick their own All star teams next year.... playground style...

    I think people would definitely tune into see that.


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