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Hockey Needs The Original Six Teams Back on Top

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As most of you know, hockey has become the least-watched sport of the four major sports in America—hockey, baseball, basketball, and football.

A big factor leading to this was the lockout that canceled the 2004-2005 season.

Before that happened, hockey was still competing with the other major sports for national television contracts. ESPN still carried hockey games a couple of times a week and they also carried the entire playoffs along with ABC.

Sadly, after hockey returned from the lockout, ESPN decided not to offer the NHL another contract, which has led to most people just deciding to forget hockey altogether.

Versus is now the main carrier for the NHL, along with NBC, but Versus isn...

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