Actually, Americans don't watch hockey anymore. The TV ratings are in the toilet and attendance is dismal. We haven't cared about hockey since the 1980 Olympics when the USA upset them god-damned commie bastards and eventually won the gold. Now, we watch NASCAR for the high speed multi-car pile ups... while the whack-job religious nut-cases go haywire over an absurd wardrobe malfunction!!!Yea, Americans are really weird in that way. And yet they are one of the largest purveyors of porn in the world too, if not the largest. Look at the hoopla over Janet Jackson showing her nipple on TV and yet no one blinks over two guys beating each other up in a hockey game on TV, instead they relish it. Strange.