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Remember Hockey? ESPN and the Demise of NHL Relevance

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

Friday night will bring one of the most magnificent spectacles in all of sports. Game Seven of a championship series is a rare phenomenon that can draw in the most indifferent of casual fans, and thrill spectators everywhere.

For the NHL, the scenario is remarkably refreshing.

A seemingly forgotten organization, the NHL is forced to crave opportunities for exposure. The unified sense of apathy that the mainstream American sports world typically showers hockey with makes the Pittsburgh Penguins' and Detroit Red Wings' quest for a Stanley Cup incredibly important for the sport.

The NHL has been run into the ground for a number of reasons. It has experienced some of the worst league management in p...

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