Monday, December 10, 2012

NHL Strike: Has It Increased Hockey Interest?

As a hockey player, the NHL is pissing me off.  Nobody can agree on anything and now we don't have an NHL season.  Since I take an interest in hockey gear, I'm curious to how this is affecting those companies that sell them.  Are more people playing hockey to get their fix because they can't watch it?  Are people not playing the sport at all because they have lost interest?  When something is not on TV regularly, the general public seems to forget it fast.  I've been looking to play hockey again somewhat, but mind isn't actively on it probably because I don't see it(the NHL) on the television. 

I don't think the strike is good for the sport.  This season obviously can't be saved.  I think we are going to have to wait for 2013 to watch good pro hockey again.  By that time, will anybody care?  I hope so, and I hope I do too.