Just saw the local ratings for the US-Canada Olympics hockey final.
Couple that with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s reluctance to commit NHL players to the 2014 games.
“It’s naive for anybody to think the Olympics are great, so let’s go,” Bettman said. “You need to understand that there is an impact on our season. The question is what can we do to balance that impact in a way in which makes sense to go? If you were looking at this in a vacuum, and all you were worried about is the two weeks of the Olympics, it’s not a very difficult decision. But we don’t exist in that vacuum.”
And that’s why the NHL is the most minor of the major leagues.