Originally posted by tai_pan1
As for the american ratings, I read an article earlier in the year, and next to NASCAR, the NHL had the largest tv growth in U.S. sports.
That's TV though.. Ever watched a New Jersey game on TV? Unless the fans are showing up to the games dressed as empty seats, the fan fare just isnt there anymore. And that's New Jersey, they draw larger crowds then teams such as NYI, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Florida and a bunch of others.. There are very teams out there now turning a profit.. It's unfortunate that such a fast paced game as this, is falling off the radar to sports like Baseball.. i'm not knocking baseball, i just think of it as a sport that more people would rather play, then watch.