6 Things the NHL Could Do to Make Hockey More TV-Friendly

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6 Things the NHL Could Do to Make Hockey More TV-Friendly
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A superior play-by-play man like Mike Emrick makes a hockey TV broadcast much more enjoyable.

Among casual fans, hockey has never been known as a great television sport.

Fans who are not fully invested in the game may have a hard time following the puck on television, don't understand the rules, can't understand the nuances of a line change or many of the game's subtleties.

High-definition television has gone a long way to improve the visual product, but further improvements can be made in the broadcast concept as well as the way the game is broadcast technically.

These improvements would help casual fans as well as hardcore fans who love the game and would still watch it on a 12-inch black-and-white television with rabbit ears if that's all that was available.

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