NHL vs. NBA: Five Reasons Why the Ice Is Much Cooler

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IOctober 18, 2009

Five Reasons (Four serious, One humorous) why the NHL is Better than the NBA

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NBA Salaries to NHL Salaries

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    CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 25:  Darko Milicic #31 of the Detroit Pistons shoots a free throw during the game against the Chicago Bulls on February 25, 2004 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Pistons won 107-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledge

NHL Fandom is 10 times better than NBA Fandom

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    DETROIT - JUNE 06:  Pittsburg fans and Detroit fans enter Joe Louis Arena before the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Detroit Red Wings in Game Five of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Image

The Spread of Talent

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    BOSTON - APRIL 19:  The Boston Bruins celebrate a win over the Montreal Canadiens during game six of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series on April 19, 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruin

NHL is Way More VIolent

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    CHICAGO - MAY 05:  Officials attempt to seperate players from the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks as they fight along the boards during the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

(Humor) Sean Avery Can Make Ron Artest Cry

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    PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Sean Avery #16 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Phildelphia Flyers on November 24, 2008 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


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    28 Apr 1998:  Tim Taylor #26 of the Boston Bruins fights his way thru Joe Reekie #29 and Joe Juneau #90 of the Washington Capitals during the Bruins 3-0 Eastern Conference playoffs loss at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Mandatory Credit: Craig
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