Friday, June 24, 2005

The New NHL: Ticket sales
are down, TV ratings are up

“The hockey fans will talk tough about punishing the NHL owners and players,” speculated one broadcasting source. “They’ll say they’ve given up on hockey and won’t buy tickets. “But then they’ll go home, close the door to the den and watch the games on TV. They won’t be able to resist watching their favourite sport.”
— excerpted from William Houston's Globe and Mail column


At 10:47 p.m., June 24, 2005, Blogger John F. said...

James, I don't know the stats off hand but isn't Calgary the anti-thesis of this? I've heard they actually had ticket sale GROWTH during the lockout...

At 1:10 p.m., June 27, 2005, Blogger ninja said...

...perhaps north of the 49th, but in pay-per-view-hockey land, I won't be subscribing to Center Ice package or exorbinantly priced Fox hockey derivative. Box scores and FHLs will be my no-cost fix.


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