directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: CBJ ratings up, Buckeyes roll and more!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

CBJ ratings up, Buckeyes roll and more!

According to The Sports Business Journal both Attenance and TV viewship are up in the NHL.

While attenance for the CBJ is ranked in the bottom 5 it is certainly on the uptick as both the on ice performance and creative marketing has led to a noticeable increase.

What even more interesting is tha tthe Jackets television raitings have risin a whopping 40.20% to 1.43. That is good for 8th best out of the 24 North American teams.

Both of those numbers should only continue to improve.

The Ohio State men's hockey team stretched their unbeaten streak to 12 games with back to back victories over Ferris State.

The wins improve the Buckeyes to a 16-6-2 overall record and 9-5-2-2 in the CCHA.

Ohio State is now ranked 10th in the pairwise rankings and 10th on the power rankings.

They are also starting to get some national press here. OSU players Elkins and Bartkowski were also named CCHA players of the week. Congrats guys!

They'll return home to face off against Western Michigan this Friday and Saturday.

This team is real good folks so if your looking for you hockey fix this weekend as the Jackets will be off for the All-Star break.

Some good news here as its being reported that the NHLPA will not opt to reopen the CBA.

The Globe and Mail is reporting that given the current economic conditions, the players believe that it would not make sense to risk either a lockout or strike at this time.

Lets just say thank god they aren't that stupid. They CBA expires after the 2010-2011 season.

Who else is watching this Boston/St. Louis game? Wow what a game! We'll see if the "war room" call that game tying goal a high stick.



jemhuff said...

Methinks that many teams still use "Dougie Math" when reporting their home attendance.

Anonymous said...

Just saw the latest TSN Power Rankings and the CBJ leaped up to the 10th spot! Way to go boys, way to go. Now lets hope they can stay there or improve.