It’s not looking good for any Canadian teams to make the NHL playoffs this year. It’ll be the first time since 1970 that this has happened and there is concern that ratings will take a hit. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is hopeful that Canadian fans will still watch saying in a recent interview…
“As long as the hockey is entertaining and exciting and competitive we’re hoping and expecting that fans will tune in and watch great hockey”
He reminded hockey fans that fifty per cent of the players are Canadian “so for people to suggest that there isn’t still a Canadian-centric focus I think is a little misleading.”
Will you still watch?