Re: Anyone watch the outdoor Hockey winter classic game on New Years Day?
Date: January 2, 2008 16:47
Pretty interesting gimmick, let's face it, the NHL needs all the help it can get to get some eyeballs watching it. It brought some high-profile fun back to the game of hockey,hurrah for them.
Losing ESPN as a broadcast outlet and moving their games to a cable outlet no one ever heard of (and many can't receive) was nearly a mortal blow to the NHL. If they could get rid of the ugly, boring "trap" style of play that has plagued the league for the last decade or so, and return to the kind of hockey Wayne Gretzky and the Oilers once played, the game might have a chance of rebounding. But I won't hold my breath waiting.