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Thrilling Olympics Hasn't Ignited NHL Interest

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It was just over two months ago that America sat transfixed watching the gold medal hockey game in the 2010 Olympics. That game was supposed to change so much.

More than 27 million Americans witnessed the U.S. and Canada fight in an emotional and physical contest spiked with chewy patriotism. After Canada's 3-2 overtime victory, many in the media believed the interest from that contest would draw the casual fan to hockey and resuscitate a dying sport.

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