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How TV Has Helped Kill the NHL

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Hockey is no longer a major sport in the United States, and there are a few factors why.

The lockout caused major damage, and casual fans with some interest in hockey saw they could easily live without it.

Overexpansion to Southern cities where potential fans could care less about hockey spread the product thin and harmed the atmosphere of the sport.

Newer arenas tore apart the atmosphere older hockey venues presented. No matter how great the amenities are in the new arenas, watching games in Boston Garden, Chicago Stadium, Maple Leaf Gardens, the Aud, and the Forum was just more fun.

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