The NHL is pressed with two great questions, whose resolution may be at odds with one another. The first question is “how can we attract more viewers?”. The NHL, like any national or multinational league needs to draw television viewers for the networks they air on. It’s how the league, any league, makes money. The news that this weekend’s tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins was the highest rated hockey game in 10 years, then, was excellent news.
Of course, the NHL also worries about not only it’s image, but how it will deal with head injuries now that the world knows the damage that can be done by concussions or other trauma. After a horrifying year that saw the league lose Wade Belak, Derek Boogaard and Ricky Rypien, the league has a renewed focus on making the game safer and limiting the number of fights. During the regular season, the care given to players suffering concussions was commendable. Of course, more was needed.
Of course, the problem now is that the Flyers-Penguins game was such an ugly, fight-marred mess. Maybe the game drew so well because of the 12 goals, but frankly, I find it hard to believe, and the league probably does too. But it’s up to the NHL offices to figure out what to do next.
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