Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/19/06 at 08:09 AM ET
Soccer's rising popularity is ice hockey's biggest threat in the increasingly competitive North American sports market, says Rene Fasel, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). "We have to be aware, soccer in North America is getting bigger and bigger and bigger," the Swiss told Reuters in an interview on Thursday during the world championships. "I don't think the NFL will lose people, NBA will not lose fans, but the market will be even more difficult for hockey.continued
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