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?
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.
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.
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!