Note To The NHL: Use Youth To Your Advantage

June 22nd, 2010 by Laura Falcon Leave a reply »
The ongoing question for the NHL since its lockout in 2005 has been finding a way to make NHL hockey a must-watch sport in American households.

Selling the sport to a country dominated by football, baseball, and basketball is a daunting task.

But now, as the late NHL Coach Badger Bob Johnson once said, "It's a great day for hockey."

It also so happens to be a great time for hockey.

Look around. Since the lockout, there has been an overwhelming resurgence of talent, bringing unlikely teams deep into the playoffs and sometimes to championship seasons. These have created some of the best story lines in sports.

Most importantly, though, is that the great talent in the NHL is young talent.

Gary Bettman and the rest of the NHL need to use this to their advantage by attracting America’s youth.

As a young kid, I was always intrigued by young athletes who were making it big in the professional sports world.

They were close to my age; I could relate to them rather than the older veterans that grew up in a different time.

That's what made it so cool to watch young players work h ...

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