Poll: How can the NHL gain popularity?

Updated: March 26, 2010, 10:00 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Players think the game needs more TV exposure (52 percent). "We need something like "Hard Knocks" on HBO," one 10-year vet says. "It shows players are real people, and the drama of getting ready for the season. If we had that, we'd see the impact right away in the stands."