Here are two BRUTAL stories if you’re a hockey fan. First, the tv ratings are out for Sunday’s epic USA/Canada hockey game. It’s not pretty for those of you who were screaming that the game should have been shown on NBC. The game actually drew barely HALF as many viewers as the ESPN telecast of the Pro Bowl three weeks ago. That’s right. An exhibition football game drew twice as many viewers as the biggest hockey game in 30 years.
Also, there is a report that the NHL may be leaving the Atlanta market in favor of returning to Winnipeg. Successful sports don’t abandon the U.S./Atlanta market in favor of Winnipeg, Manitoba.