Bye-Bye NHL: The Sport That Is Disappearing As We Speak

Andrew NasonContributor IFebruary 20, 2009

Truly, the National Hockey League isn't dying? Right?

Let the results speak for themselves.

The 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs had a bad break.

In the second week of their coverage, the Detroit Red Wings' victory over the Calgary Flames had a overnight rating of just 1.3 and the Devils' series win over the Tampa Bay Lightning had a rating of 0.9.

On top of that, the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals Game Three received only 1.73 million viewers. That is a huge drop from the year before with a mere 2.8 million viewers in the 2006 SCF's.

Amazing, that's a 3.4 percent combined viewers that watched both Stanley Cup Finals out of all the households in the US.

Hockey in the United States is dying. Fast.

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