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General Info.

The National hockey League is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which governs and operates a major league professional ice hockey league. There are 30 franchised member clubs, of which 7 are currently located in Canada and 23 in the united States. The NHL sets the stage for the rest of the world in terms of ice hockey and is considered to be a premier professional ice hockey league in the world. The team that wins the playoffs wins the Stanley Cup, which is one of the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.

The NHL draws highly skilled players from all over the world and currently has players from about 20 different countries.

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The National Hockey League season is divided into different parts. The first part is the exhibition season which runs in September. The regular season runs from the first week in October through early April. The last part is the postseason, where the stanley cup playoffs take place.
In the exhibition part of the season, teams play other teams from the NHL, they may also play with other clubs outside of North America. During the regular season, clubs play each other in a specificity planned schedule. The postseason consists of the Stanley Cup playoffs, it goes from April to the beginning of June. The playoffs is an elimination tournament where two teams play against each other to win a best of seven series in order to advance to the next round. The final two teams will play in the Stanley cup finals and the winner will be crowned the Stanley Cup Champion.


The NHL is very popular sport in North America, especially in Canada. The NHL is considered one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. The other very popular sports in North America are Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Basketball Association. Although overall, hockey has the smallest total fan base, smallest televison revenue and least sposorship compared to the other three major sports listed above. The NHL does not hold one of the largest fan bases in North America, it does hold one of the most affluent fan base. The demographics for the NHL is mostly males aged 18–34, who are said to be more technologically savvy than other sports fans.

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