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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30 PM   Topic Starter
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So you know that sport where players skate on ice and hit a little disk into a net?

Turns out the players are locked out and have been for 3 weeks.



Heh...learn something new everyday.

Seriously...how sad is it that NFL refs lockout got more publicity than this?
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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It doesn't help the NHL that ESPN doesn't have a contract with them. ESPN doesn't cover what it doesn't carry.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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I didn't even know there was an NHL lockout. It's weird living around people who care about hockey, I can't even name 1 player in the entire league.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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I didn't even know there was an NHL lockout. It's weird living around people who care about hockey, I can't even name 1 player in the entire league.
That doesn’t really fly anymore. Theres other sports networks now that carry the games like NBC Sportsnetwork. Plus if your in a local NHL market a local affiliate will carry the games.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #7
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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I was a big fan in the late 80s-early 90s.

NHL peaked in the 90s.
FWIW, this is factually untrue. Hockey has experienced pretty steady growth in terms of attendance between the 90's and 2000's. The highest season thus far by attendance was 08-09 with 23m attendees. The higest in the 90s was right around 20m.

In terms of revenues, it's an even bigger difference from what I've heard, but I can't find a good stat on that one.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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FWIW, this is factually untrue. Hockey has experienced pretty steady growth in terms of attendance between the 90's and 2000's. The highest season thus far by attendance was 08-09 with 23m attendees. The higest in the 90s was right around 20m.

In terms of revenues, it's an even bigger difference from what I've heard, but I can't find a good stat on that one.
Bigger arenas? Expansion teams?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Bigger arenas? Expansion teams?
They expanded a bit, but that's not the only reason for the increase. With the exception of a few teams, games aren't typically sold out every time, so the increase is a combination of more games and higher attendance.

Here's the source I found BTW.

http://www.hockeycentral.co.uk/nhl/i...ce-Records.php

In terms of per-game attendance, it went up from about 16.5k per game in the late 90's to about 17.5k/game in recent years.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:59 PM   #12
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Locked out it's still better than the NBA.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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Locked out it's still better than the NBA.
Heh, yep.

It also peaked in the 90s.
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Locked out it's still better than the NBA.
As of right now, it's not even better than the WNBA.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #15
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As of right now, it's not even better than the WNBA.
Maybe, if you have a vagina.

I'd rather be urinated on than watch WNBA games.
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