Professional hockey is apparently not quite as necessary to our national life as many might have thought. A survey by NRG Research indicates that 52 percent of those surveyed said it is not important to them whether the NHL Players Association reaches an agreement so the hockey season can resume. The survey includes the responses of 1,001 individuals drawn from each of Canada’s seven hockey cities. That means, maybe, that 48 percent are concerned or somewhat concerned about the lack of NHL action. Montreal Gazette
Tell that to a sports writer!