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2009 Stanley Cup Finals: Did the NHL Manufacture a Game Seven?

Published by on June 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Before anyone assaults me with the nonsensical "you don't know hockey" arguments, I ask that you hear me out prior to the personal attacks.

Since the pre-lockout days, the NHL has been begging for mainstream credibility.  For many, the league was no longer even considered a "major" league.

However, since the NHL tweaked its rules in the wake of the lockout and parted ways with longtime TV partner ESPN, the league has been making strides to regain what it once had years ago.

As a gauge for this, look no further than the ratings for the Stanley Cup Finals.  In each successive year since the new-look NHL took the ice, ratings have risen. 

This year is no exception.&n...

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