These record low ratings come on the heels of 4 major Canadian newspapers all running a front page(in the sports section) criticizing how the NHL has allowed clutching and grabbing since around Feb. This has nothing to do with the markets involved. Highest rated cup final in last 15 years was NJ/Anaheim in 2003.
The Canucks/Bruins series (and all post lock out series prior) were all open ice games, with each team averaging around or close to 30 shots a game. Twice in this series a team has had less than 10 shots after 2 periods. The refs last year let a lot of BS go, but all obstruction was a penalty.
Edited by Kamero89, 05 June 2012 - 10:23 PM.