NFL Teams Splurge In Free Agency NASCAR Ratings Still Sliding Despite Dale Jr. Loonie Won't Impact NHL Salary Cap Much Silver Touts Tech As Key To NBA's Future NFL Free Agency Active Early On Sources: Goodell, Redskins Met About Name League Notes NHL GMs Reluctant To Make Major Rule Changes Bettman Talks Olympics, Concussions With NBC Survey Show MLS Popular With Teens
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/Issue 145/Leagues & Governing Bodies
NHL Benefiting From Big Market Success, Young Talents Emerging
Published April 16, 2009
|Blues Have Sold Out 29 Games This Season|
THE TIME IS NOW: In DC, Tim Lemke writes the NHL "has a chance to dominate the sports landscape for a few weeks as it opens the Stanley Cup playoffs during a deceptively slow period in the sports landscape." It is a "small window of opportunity for the NHL, but the league is poised to take advantage with a number of compelling early-round matchups that should push the Nielsen meter upward for networks" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/16).