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  1. Puck Headlines: Wings chronicle their aches; Phoenix fans gloat…

    … since Game 6 between Montreal and Chicago in 1973. Remember that when we’re watching the Blue Jackets and Hurricanes for the Cup next season. [NY Times]

    - Solid ratings breakdown from PopStat. [Population Statistic]

    - Following a team that ….

    Trackback by Puck Daddy - A Y! Sports Blog — 06/16/2009 @ 1:44 PM

  2. “Yup, hockey fans can take pride in the idea that their sport is half as popular as pro hoops!”

    I wonder how that changes if you include Canadian numbers for both sports. I bet, on a North American basis, the viewer totals are fairly close.

    Comment by James Mirtle — 06/16/2009 @ 2:47 PM

  3. @James: Funny, I was pondering that myself separately, also in regards to EA Sports videogames as well. The Canadian base pretty much buoys hockey from a sponsorship/merch angle; the “extra” that comes from the States pushes it to the major-league levels it inhabits.

    Comment by CT — 06/16/2009 @ 3:58 PM

  4. Stanley Cup 2009: Rink Ratings Bonanza…

    From Population Statistic we get a good breakdown of the numbers:

    Gary Bettman must be positively glowing with all the good news. The Courts have temporarily shut out Balsillie, Game 7 draws 8 million viewers and they get to see Sidney Crosby rai…..

    Trackback by Illegal Curve — 06/17/2009 @ 8:14 PM

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