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My plea to the NHL: Change the date

Updated: October 8, 2006, 7:34 PM ET
By Linda Cohn | Special to ESPN.com

After just a few days, I have to say it: it's a great time to be a hockey fan.

Unfortunately, I think you have to be a hockey fan to know, to feel that. You hockey fans see the NHL start date on the calendar, you know when it's coming. But if you're a casual hockey fan, do you look for that date? Do you really care that hockey is starting? Probably not, because you're locked into college football, the NFL, the MLB playoffs. You seriously are distracted by all of those things.

It's ...

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