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NHL AS A MAJOR LEAGUE SPORT — TESTIFIED! (opens in new window/tab)

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  1. Not considering hockey a “major” sport in this country is idiocy, plain and simple. I don’t get how that’s ever been a sane discussion. Good deal.

    Comment by Tom Biro — 05/21/2009 @ 1:55 PM

  2. “Sane” or not, it’s an attitude plenty share. Simply, since they never watch or follow the NHL, it doesn’t exist to them. So people develop a vague sense of pro major-league sports as being limited to the Big Three, with their weak-sister out of the mix. Those of us who know how the sportsbiz works, of course, know better.

    Comment by CT — 05/21/2009 @ 2:59 PM

  3. there will always be a cultural of resistance to Hockey because it is not homegrown. This is natural. The fact that it has made it to the level that it has despite this is incredible. In Canada, the other 3 have not achieved the same lofty heights where Hockey, and only Hockey is King.

    Comment by DM — 06/05/2021 @ 3:19 PM


    So much for the Hamilton Coyotes. Bankruptcy court rejected Jim Balsillie’s attempt to buy the Phoenix NHL franchise and relocate it to southern Ontario:

    [Judge Redfield T.] Baum shot down the claim by Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes and Balsillie that ….

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 06/15/2009 @ 11:04 PM

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