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The best and hockey take to the ice this week to start the -- -- -- -- playoffs and the race for the Stanley Cup but with some weakness in the TV ratings is the business of hockey.
That's what we're gonna talk about here today to the bottom of it Roger -- one of the hockey -- sent -- -- -- -- former ranger.
He's with this year -- the studio he had spent by the record exercise -- journalists he's got a new product out called the power arm right.
Tough when you're gonna it will talking about that is second that we wanna say as they can talked about we wanna get into the business of hockey business network.
The ratings for hockey overall -- down a little bit the people who network ratings are down -- -- 6% and NBC lot of the regional.
Ratings are down does that mean hockey somehow less popular or is that not the right.
Reid I don't think it's the right read because.
You know -- -- winter classic you know they Quinn and the FD and then they they came about from now there's so many.
Viewers that I've expressed and you could fool me because every time I go outside you know -- peoples who were Watson.
-- what's in the games you know we're really aware of what's going on then this tremendous amount of coverage may be.
This is what's taken place there but you know no way I do I differ from that and and.
But if you look at say the bottom and good teams in terms of the lowest ratings and also the lowest attendance you have Anaheim Dallas and attendance.
Some of that and then you look at the Phoenix Coyotes.
-- the silly one commitment to Canada -- -- and in Phoenix can can hockey exist and thrive.
In some of these smaller regions areas -- this country that are are frankly not in the northeast and not cold I'll hold off for a large period of the.
They have been struggling make regionally.
Some -- that's what plan I truly moved to Winnipeg and -- it the players that are very very expensive and the traveling in.
Then Noah and everything but I think that the NHL had had turned a corner when this and the big contract -- BC and and -- -- -- network is back now in full strength so.
-- I feel that.
Yeah I did there is some problems in May be some teams will relocate there -- possibly eliminate should.
Because that's kind of interesting you bring them -- Rangers hugely popular here or -- new York and especially when the playing well and special in the playoffs come around people even people that a casual hockey fans get into it.
And also the big cities Pittsburgh buffalo Boston Saint Louis Detroit does so the highest TV ratings -- -- they're all huge hockey tents.
But should be more regional should we forget about hockey in Florida bring -- the harper why -- may have a I'm in an -- and -- -- pretty good team in Florida and nobody watches and nobody goes that's kind of disappointing.
But is is the first year that they've really showed some some success this year you know they have men in the playoffs at ten years so.
But I think that it goes like that this -- lot of Canadians in Florida there's no reason why they would supported but they did not have a good team.
Through -- -- until -- there in the playoff race right it's -- go to our you'll see you'll see a big improvement there.
I mentioned harper -- me you know -- not -- -- empty by the right and -- down to North Carolina but the merchandise still sells hand never -- -- up and that has been a call and I'm not part of the -- that's -- they're very popular Connecticut.
Predictions for the playoffs talk about.
Majors on the let me okay this hello -- -- -- 94.
-- -- the last time we won the cup.
This allowed in the same feelings -- us -- guarantee right right well yeah but I don't Joseph Davis.
What we started yesterday they -- -- a beard as you know they for the garden of dreams foundation that's for charity that's.
Our charity at Madison Square Garden inn and when I gonna achieve the players are not gonna -- Until late -- we win the Stanley Cup.
And -- its gonna start using Nestle products because she needs to work -- and I actually argued.
My forearm specifically to the launch against I'm a lot more muscular and the power arm -- -- thank you good day you contrived.
Either way you're a kid a and in that you -- and we will all the players know that this is on its endorsed by Wayne Gretzky -- well John McEnroe.
By Greg stone and I mean it's good for golf it's good -- it just gives you make strong strong forearm and -- tremendous risks.
I think I can attest to that has -- has a very firm and check -- but I'm sorry I don't know I don't know I don't prefer that how we can say is that you know the Larry that comes from my that it was a blacksmith it's my hope everything effort and -- -- thank you so much -- terrific to see you please come back.
Thank you enjoyed your show and and oh you're oh you're listeners in the school ranger let's go to the right -- Barack hockey all of -- America.
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