BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... Over the last decade, much has been written regarding the National Hockey League’s long-term ambitions to expand overseas since it voiced optimism of such growth back in 2008. Since then, the NHL’s expansion has remained domestic. However, the NHL has maintained a presence in several international markets, hosting exhibition and preseason games in Europe in front of big crowds.
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BLOG | by Victor Gras ... With the calendars of so many sporting events out of kilter in 2020, we wanted to take a look at whether the changes are affecting the public’s behavior towards them. Is the cluttered calendar good news for sport in general, specific sports, or bad news for all of them.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... After a four-and-a-half-month layoff, there are plenty of hockey fans very happy to see the return of the NHL this month. But it’s possible that there’s none more so than Canadians. Canadians are generally pretty keen on their hockey but, like the rest of us, absence seems to have made the heart grow fonder.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... In the almost complete live sports blackout, teams and leagues have been looking for new ways to maintain fan engagement. From esports to remote drafts, necessity has been the mother of invention for sports marketing teams across America. But how successful have their efforts been in ensuring that sport is still part of the conversation in these trying times?
BLOG | by Tracy Schoenadel ... We love it when we have a new dataset to look through and this month’s addition – Canada Profiles – is no exception. Looking at Canadian hockey fans, let’s see if there is a relationship between the fanbase of NHL teams (which Profiles measures) and their proximity to the Canadian border (information we’ve harvested manually).
BLOG | by Lance Fraenkel ... So Seattle finally got its own NHL franchise last month. What kind of support can a Seattle franchise expect? Well, the data suggest that the city is ready for hockey. Let’s take a look at Impression for the NHL among audiences in cities which are host to the top five best-supported hockey teams.