Newsday takes a brief break from lockout news to talk about some of the potential of the NHL.
The big hope for the sport?
Nah. Not really.
According to Alan Hahn, it’s high definition television.
The proportions of HDTV are more suited to hockey. It lets viewers see more of the action off the puck, which is key for hockey, since that’s where so much of the game is played.
So all isn’t lost for hockey, which is good.
But speaking of TV and lockouts and hockey and Hahn, he has an interesting overview of the lockout situation. He talks about how the 1994 lockout ended because the NHL had a big deal with Fox they wanted to take advantage of. This time the TV deal isn’t as nearly as lucrative.
So don’t go pricing HDTV sets quite yet.