As we approach the start of the regular season, I’m going to be working on a story about where hockey is a year after the end of the lockout. Is the game in better shape than it was? Is it still struggling to work its way back into the mainstream?
There are a lot of factors to consider, from television ratings to ticket sales, to even how the game is covered in the media. But I’d also like to hear what you have to say.
Now, seeing how you’re reading a hockey blog, my guess is that you’re not the people the game is struggling to lure back. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t taken some time even for you, or that you’re not still worried about the game’s current state.
If you have any opinion, especially if you’re in the Journal News coverage area (sorry Matthias) I’d like to hear it, so shoot me an e-mail at sweinman@LoHud.com and let me know where you stand.
In the meantime, I’ll have more in a little bit from today’s morning skate…