What Do You Mean Lack Of Viewers? Hockey Rating Soar

Brenden MonroeCorrespondent IMay 14, 2009

WASHINGTON - MAY 13:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.The Penguins defeated the Capitals 6-2 to move into the semifinals.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The NHL could not be more happier this morning, receiving some great results from last night's games.

Ratings doubled.

Yes, the NHL got twice the amount of viewers last night with a whopping 30 people watching their games last night. 

With their golden boy Sidney "please for the love of God become Wayne Gretzky so people watch" Crosby moving on, and some of the original six teams going forward, the NHL has created a dream scenario for itself.

"We are still celebrating here at our headquarters, getting those ratings last night was more epic than the battle at the end of the third Lord of the Rings" said commissioner Gary Bettman.

With their dream scenario in full swing, the NHL has a lot to look forward too; but the American public doesn't.

"I'd rather watch 2 hours of Brett Farve coverage than watch a single minute of the NHL," says the Average American.

If you are an average American looking for two hours of Brett Favre coverage, don't turn to Craig's List, just put on Sportscenter in the morning.

Sure the NHL is in trouble, but the only way they can go is up.