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RE: OT NHL realignment
Chew on this for a minute and note how many NHL teams are there
FWIW, I was surprised Raleigh got a team that was relocating from a cold climate in Hartford. Don't get me wrong though as I love the Hurricanes and their presence in NC has given me a reason to watch more hockey. That Cup didn't hurt either.
It seems to me that the NHL needs to do a) better marketing, b) better tv deal, c) more intense analysis of areas it wants to get into, and d) realize that in order for it to grow it will HAVE to move into non traditional markets. D is especially important as the more it localizes into Canada and northern US cities the lower the pool of possible fans it will have.
|05-14-2011 10:54 PM