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For diehard hockey fans who don't pay much attention to other sports during the NHL season, this fall/winter will allow people to enjoy their other local sports teams with family and friends.
The MLB playoffs will begin soon, and even though you may find baseball a bit boring, playoff baseball in October provides some of the most memorable "where were you?" moments in sports.
Another sport that hockey fans might enjoy is world football. With the English Premier League and the Champions League seasons now underway, this is a great time to become a fan of the world's most popular sport.
Even though October should be the start of a new NHL season, hockey fans won't have to put much effort into finding some exciting sports action this fall and winter.