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from Steve Lepore of SB Nation,

... I wrangled together a motley crew of seven people I'd call "sports media experts" to answer some of the tough questions, and maybe come up with solutions to the NHL's possible problems with their television coverage.

Neil BestNewsday 
Ken FangFang's Bites 
Bill HanstockSB Nation, Progressive Boink
Matt YoderAwful Announcing 
Richard DeitschSports Illustrated 
Bruce DowbigginThe Globe & Mail
Chris BottaSports Business Journal

An easy question to start us off: How much damage has the NHL done to itself on television with this third lockout in 18 years?

Neil Best: I think it has done tremendous damage. Fans can understand and live with the occasional self-destructive labor dispute, but at some point they inevitably must ask the question: If you guys don't care about actually playing games, why are we supposed to care about them?!

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Hank1974's avatar

This isn’t a TV thing, it’s a hockey thing, but can we please shrink the damn goalie equipment once and for all? Those guys look comical with their current suits of armor, and it is making it too difficult to score!

Thank-you Neil Best!
Shrink the goalie equipment already!

Posted by Hank1974 on 01/10/13 at 03:47 PM ET

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