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NHL Is A Niche Sport

from Michael Rosenberg, special to Fox Sports,
The NHL recently took some hits for selling its national cable rights to something called OLN. In a case like this, it's hard to tell the bad news from the really bad news. The bad news is that most people had never heard of OLN. The really bad news is that even when the deal was announced, nobody bothered to look it up. Apparently it stands for Outdoor Life Network, which is ironic, because you probably don't watch much hockey on TV if you have an outdoor life. All of which is my way of saying hockey has a long way to go. A really long way to go. As in: If the NHL were entering a triathlon, the sport would be at the stage where it is learning how to walk. Yes, the NHL is a niche sport. But then again, it always was.


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