"In the midst of America’s unadulterated obsession with the National Football League, 30 National Hockey League teams quietly reported to training camps on September 11th for physicals and the start of a season free of labor strife and discord."
I learned a large amount from this article. Such as how much the NHL is moving on and improving from the lockout that happened last season. The article speaks of the ideas that the league and commissioners are planning to make further improvements and bring in more funds. It also speaks of new team owners, retirements, and new facilities for teams. They also discuss advances in media, safety and health, and ways to make the fans more in touch with their favorite teams.
I found it interesting that the league revenue has increased greatly since the 1990s. From earning 400 million dollars in 1993, to now earning over 3 billion dollars, the NHL as a whole is striving to beat out previous numbers. I also found it interesting to hear about the plans that the league is making to get people more involved and admiring the game of hockey.
I selected this article because hockey is my favorite thing in the world. I read articles like these or watch television programs on current successes or issues, and can't help but feel connected to the teams and players. With a career in the NHL in mind, I hope to also create events and other ways to earn money for the league.
This information will greatly help me in sports management, because I hope to one day hold a high position in the front office of an NHL team. Therefore, things like health risks, equipment, events, and revenue will all pertain to me one day. It is beneficial to keep up with the league and current things that are happening within organizations. The current news of the NHL also interests me, so I enjoy reading articles like this one.