This article im about to share proves part of my therory this league is a)this league is in trouble, b) Bettman still doesnt get it and c) proves that causal fan still doesnt care about NHL
Can’t Follow The NHL
Seriously, here they are, playing the conference semifinal games of the playoffs and I had no idea that the season wasn't over. Have we as Americans completely forgotten about a sport that was once so prominent in this country? I'll admit I'm not much of a hockey fan, but usually when playoffs hit, I'll at least keep track of who's playing and who's winning.
Don't act like I'm the only one either. There are plenty of others out there just like me. So I began to ask myself, why doesn't the NHL have any viewers these days? Why are the ratings on the Versus Network a measly 0.2 (which is 60 percent less than when ESPN carried the games)? Why is it that Arena Football can get more people to watch?
I came up with several reasons why. First of all, it's on a station that most people have never heard of which means only die-hard hockey fans will turn the channel to watch it. Secondly, the only time ESPN will talk about it is when they bring in that loser Barry Melrose who spends most of the time talking about his mullet which, by the way, looks like road-kill on the top of his head.