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?
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.
Advertise on a Wheaties box.
It is difficult to watch hockey on tv. Therefore, it will never be extremely popular.
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.
Ban the Canadians! Unless of course they bring the beer and reindeer sasuage!
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.
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!
probably depends more on demographics, where cities have hockey teams.
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.
by Mark Shulkosky 6 years ago
If there is no NHL season, what hockey will you follow?If there is no NHL-NHLPA agreement what hockey will you follow? Will it be college, AHL, OHL, USHL, or NAHL?
by elisabeth reid 11 years ago
about NHL? All-Star game is this weekend and that's what got me wondering.
by nightwork4 7 years ago
should the government fund an NHL hockey arena with taxpayers money?is it right to use tax money to pay for an arena for a NHL team when the players and owners are extremely wealthy?
by hockeyunderground 9 years ago
I don't see a lot of hockey talk around these parts/
by possum lover 6 years ago
Which is the better deal for your money, Direct TV or Dish Network?
by wiserworld 5 years ago
Who do you think will win gold in the Olympics for ice hockey?
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