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Postby dbacksfan414 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:53 pm

With the NBA lockout starting in about five hours and the NFL season in question, will more people start to watch hockey? I don't want a whole bunch of unknowledgable people watching, but this is a golden opportunity for the NHL.
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Re: Lockouts

Postby nyihater4life » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:23 pm

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Re: Lockouts

Postby Arkubis » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:47 am

Bettman has a way of fucking up golden opportunities... unfortuneately. However if the NHL is one of the remaining 2 of the big 4, I don't think even he can screw it up that badly to not see a huge increase in interest. Hell, just the gamblers from the NFL will be a massive boost for the NHL.
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Re: Lockouts

Postby WinnipegWingnut » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:14 am

For sure there will be new fans, but this morning TSN is reporting a deal in the NFL is almost complete, but even just basketball off would help alot.
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Re: Lockouts

Postby Arkubis » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:05 pm

Well to be honest, the #1 competition is Basketball. There is no way you can compare the NHL to the NFL... it's just a different animal. However the NBA playoffs matchup side by side with the NHL's as well as the entire regular season so it would certainly help. I really wish they would get rid of the gnome in charge though.

I doubt we see either sport miss a season though. Everyone realizes the insane amount of money that both sides lose in a lost season, I doubt we see another for a long time. Full season lockout that is.
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Re: Lockouts

Postby WinnipegWingnut » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:15 am

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