Books | Sports

May 4, 2009

Gotham's Hockey Oasis

Jeff Z. Klein's hockey blog is a neighborhood of passion for Canada's game in a baseball town.

Dan Adler

Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

The famous lines of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" are all too familiar to Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times. Despite covering hockey for Rangers faithful in the Big Apple (pop. 8,274,527), he may be catering to fewer fans of the game than in his hometown of Buffalo, New York (pop. 272,632). Television coverage of Game 4 of the 2007 Eastern Conference semifinals between the Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres was watched by nearly a quarter of Buffalo's television households, but just 1.5 percent of those in New York.

Post a comment

Comment Rules

The following HTML is allowed in comments:
Bold: <b>Text</b>
Italic: <i>Text</i>
<a href="URL">Text</a>


Article by Dan Adler

Contact this author