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Majority of U.S. hockey market newspapers not covering Cup finals

Updated: June 2, 2007, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- U.S. newspapers are largely declining to staff the Stanley Cup finals. So the NHL is trying to bring the game to them.

Already dealing with minuscule cable television ratings through two games of the championship series between the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, the NHL anticipated a small turnout of American-based reporters and took action to try to maximize coverage.

Of the 21 U.S. markets that have NHL teams, only nine were represented for any of the first ...

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