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We Need Controversy

from the Chicago Tribune,
I've been spending a lot of time lately watching TV—mainly the NHL and NBA playoffs—and I have questions. Where is the NHL version of Charles Barkley? Or Stephen A. Smith? Where is the fun and irreverence in hockey telecasts that I see when I watch an NBA game on TNT? Why has hockey not embraced the hip-hop and pop culture of this country the way the other four major sports have? Why does hockey take itself so seriously? These may seem like idle questions but they really explain, in part, why hockey lags behind the other sport in interest in this country.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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