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NHL Facing Challenges

from the Globe and Mail,
In the cramped backroom of the Manhattan sports bar Ship of Fools, 70 expatriate Canadians gathered on Wednesday in front of a dozen television screens tuned to a half-dozen hockey games to celebrate the return of their national sport. In the more spacious front two rooms, a small crowd watched the Boston Red Sox drop their second game to the Chicago White Sox while awaiting the New York Yankees' late-night playoff start. As the National Hockey League relaunched its game with the hopes of captivating U.S. fans, Ship of Fools owner Glenn Treacher declared "hockey is dead" as a draw in the highly competitive New York sports market.

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