Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/05/06 at 02:58 PM ET
The hue and cry is that Edmonton-Carolina will produce some of the worst sports television ratings ever registered and that this is further proof that hockey is a fast-fading niche sport and that Commissioner Gary Bettman's NHL is a failure and that the league and its broadcast operations have been hopelessly mismanaged. I say: bunk. (Actually, I would use a much stronger word, but kids read this and I for one will not contribute to their already hopelessly crude use of the English language.) Look, for starters, do you really believe, even for a moment, that Commissioner Bettman didn't anticipate the day that in a 30-team league there might be a possibility that two very small markets would compete head to head for the Stanley Cup?read on
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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