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    Good news for the NHL?

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:04 pm

    Apparently the NBA Union is 99% sure there will be a lockout next season.

    http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/basketball/2010/11/23/16276526.html

    Perhaps this means more people will turn to hockey to get their sports fix?


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    Re: Good news for the NHL?

    Post by spader on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:36 pm

    I'm sure you're right that some would pay more attention to hockey. Many people credit the hockey lockout with the rise of poker as a watchable game.
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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:40 pm

    spader wrote:I'm sure you're right that some would pay more attention to hockey. Many people credit the hockey lockout with the rise of poker as a watchable game.

    I'm pretty sure Leafs fans think it was Sundin who helped the game of poker
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    Re: Good news for the NHL?

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:47 pm

    This could potentially mean some pretty big things for the NHL if they play their cards right. Once upon a time the NBA and NHL were neck and neck in terms of popularity were they not? Hopefully a lockout sends hoards of fans to the NHL and maybe a bunch new ones stick around?


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    Post by PKC on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:47 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Apparently the NBA Union is 99% sure there will be a lockout next season.

    http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/basketball/2010/11/23/16276526.html

    Perhaps this means more people will turn to hockey to get their sports fix?

    I sure as hell hope there is a lockout. The NBA is a mess right now.
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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:54 pm

    More importantly, it would be HUGE when it comes to a TV deal. If NBA is off the air for next season, price automatically goes up for ESPN (as well as pressure to have something to show regularly), NBC, Versus, etc.
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    Post by Ev on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:06 pm

    and the NFL is going to a lockout...the NHL would be the only pro sport on after MLB is over haha
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    Re: Good news for the NHL?

    Post by wprager on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:32 pm

    Big Ev wrote:and the NFL is going to a lockout...the NHL would be the only pro sport on after MLB is over haha

    You guys are forgetting about a few things:

    College Hoops
    NASCAR
    WNBA
    Arena Football (is that still around?)
    10-Pin
    Duck-Pin
    Dodge Ball
    Cricket
    Crickets


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    Re: Good news for the NHL?

    Post by spader on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:58 pm

    wprager wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:and the NFL is going to a lockout...the NHL would be the only pro sport on after MLB is over haha

    You guys are forgetting about a few things:

    College Hoops
    NASCAR

    WNBA
    Arena Football (is that still around?)
    10-Pin
    Duck-Pin
    Dodge Ball
    Cricket
    Crickets

    With the exception of the bolded entries, the shame is that many people south of the border would consider most of those options before turning on the hockey game.
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    Post by wprager on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:03 pm

    Not cricket. Crickets, maybe. Especially with Buddy Holly.


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    Re: Good news for the NHL?

    Post by PKC on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:55 pm

    spader wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:and the NFL is going to a lockout...the NHL would be the only pro sport on after MLB is over haha

    You guys are forgetting about a few things:

    College Hoops
    NASCAR

    WNBA
    Arena Football (is that still around?)
    10-Pin
    Duck-Pin
    Dodge Ball
    Cricket
    Crickets

    With the exception of the bolded entries, the shame is that many people south of the border would consider most of those options before turning on the hockey game.

    You could re-write that sentence using the present tense and still be right.

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