6.07.2007

More hockey: Helene Elliot buries the lead

At least she got the front page:

Hockey will never be as popular here as in Canada or Minnesota, but the Ducks are carving out a distinctive niche. They've sold 14,000 season tickets for next season and Ryan said sponsorships are up too.

The next step is to expand the TV audience. That's complicated by the scarcity of homes that get Versus, the cable network whose lack of visibility may yet kill the NHL, if Commissioner Gary Bettman's unbalanced schedule and inability to promote the skill and terrific personalities in his league don't kill it first.
(For an interview with Helene Elliot, the only woman in the Hockey Hall of Fame, go here.)

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