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Al Koken Criticizes Washington Post For Ignoring Stanley Cup Finals

Hockey fans will love seeing these quotes from Al Koken on the Washington Post sending a ton of people to the NBA Finals, but nobody to the Stanley Cup FInals. Here are his lines on 106.7 The Fan, via Dan Steinberg:

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↵↵"I get that the whole LeBron drama story is a natural and it's certainly worth covering, but the other night, Game 5, on a Friday night in June - which is not exactly the night you want to be looking for television ratings - Game 5 got a 4.3 rating in the Washington area, which translates to over 103,000 households in the Washington area watching Stanley Cup hockey. And I go out and pick up my Sunday Washington Post and I look at the sports section, there's not a single word about the Stanley Cup in it.

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Koken definitely has a point there. Sure, the travel from Vancouver to Boston may be rough, but Game 6 is in Boston tonight, and it may be the last game of the series. Koken does lose me, though, when he starts talking about how the lack of coverage leads to people panicking about the Capitals' future. People panic about the Redskins way more, and that's not because of lack of coverage.

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