NHL and the Media: Why Can’t the NHL Get the Respect It Deserves?

April 11th, 2011 by Tom Urtz Jr Leave a reply »
In the world of sports, there is always something going on. Games are played, players are traded, and championships are won. If you want to know if your favorite NBA, NFL, or MLB team had won the night before, you probably tune into to ESPN. The self-professed worldwide leader in sport, many avid sports fans start their morning ritual by tuning in to SportsCenter. If you are in a rush and want to read a blurb or two you can usually read the paper on the train to work or use a smart phone app to get your sports news.

However, God help you if you want to get some information on the NHL. Unless you are a subscriber to the NHL network, you will be hard pressed to find some actual analysis and hockey talk. The United States is home to 24 of the 30 NHL teams, yet you wouldn’t know that if you picked up a newspaper or turned on the radio.

Of all the major networks, NBC is the only one to give the NHL some airtime. For most of the year NBC has its Sunday NBC Game of the Week. Many viewers have tuned in to watch original six rivalries like the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings or New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins. For the most part, ESPN only takes noti ...

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