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Hockey Day In America On NBC: A Statistical Look At American Participants

I was chatting with my friend Robb (@robbtuftshockey) regarding the nationalities of the guys in the featured games yesterday on NBC’s celebration of Hockey Day In America. The main national broadcast for the 11:30 game was of the San Jose Sharks at the Detroit Red Wings, but we were curious which broadcast actually had the most Americans playing in it.

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Robb did some statistical analysis and crunched some numbers and wound up with this outstanding visual website of who played for who. Neither of the predominant match-ups featured a majority American players. Which would that have been? The Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres game.