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#15 : April 19, 2007, 03:33:36 PM

Mr. Bucjam... says the guy who watches HOCKEY. Are the playoffs even on TV? Basketball in your mind may suck but more people would watch a Grizzlies Pacers game then a hockey playoff game.
Basketball as a game doesn't suck, but the NBA does.

The NHL is not what it used to be, but the product is still much better than that of the NBA.

If people would rather watch an NBA game over an NHL game, then that is their loss.



people have had the choice time and time again they choose basketball over hockey. Thats why hockey is on versus and the nba is on espn and abc.

This was a good point. However your forget to mention that the NHL ratings for it's regular season games on Sundays (on NBC) were decent, and comparable to national NBA games during the same timespan. The NHL game of the week even beat the Kobe-Suns matchup a few weeks ago, in the same time slot. You also forget to mention that while TV viewership is struggling in the US, they are phenominal in Canada, where the NHL just signed a nice new deal with CBC. They also set attendance records this year league-wide. Also, local ratings on stations like Fox Sports have been very strong this year. Once Versus pays more to have thier station number closer to ESPN so it would be easier to find, the league won't have so many problems with primetime game ratings because of the inability to find the Versus channel.

Just to let you know I like Hockey way behind the NFL, MLB, NCAA Football. NBA has fallin off. Without guys with FUNDAMENTALS like Nash and Nowitski this game would be completely unwatchable. Kobe Bryant is the only player in the league who truelly has every skill. Yet he still can't carry the league like MJ.





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#16 : April 19, 2007, 03:35:46 PM

NHL>NBA

Though make no mistake quoting Jim Rome and Baseball Tonight isn't exactly grounds for winning an argument.
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