|NHL thriving despite short season after lockout|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 26 April 2013 08:56|
With just a few days left in the shortened 48-game season a look back shows that fans are still flocking to arenas and still tuning in on TV sets.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors on Friday that teams are filling up their buildings to 97.4 percent of capacity, and television ratings on a national level in the United States and Canada, as well as in local markets, are up considerably.
And that is just from a regular season that was delayed from October until January and was in jeopardy from happening at all until the NHL and the players' association hammered out a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement to save it.