Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/01/05 at 10:35 AM ET
To hear NHL officials talk, the league's outlook couldn't be rosier. Attendance is strong, fans are energized and the game is more appealing to watch and has a certain positive buzz about it this season. But here's what won't end up in the league's next glowing news release: Colorado's decade-long sellout streak has been in jeopardy, an Islanders-Rangers game didn't sell out for the first time since 1998 and hockey's miniscule TV ratings, on a network that features "Survivor" reruns, still lag behind poker. One month into the NHL's post-lockout comeback, this much seems certain: fans and corporate sponsors have returned, but not enough to justify bold declarations of financial success.
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