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Topic - Scott Monaghan
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Throughout the recently completed Stanley Cup playoffs, people inside and outside the hockey community bemoaned dwindling television ratings in the United States, using them to predict a tumultuous future for the sport in this country.
"We try to build a base with them. It is really three phases — social, academic and hockey," said Scott Monaghan, director of hockey operations for the USNTDP.
"It's not that American fans can't identify with the great players from Canada or Europe. Anyone can watch a guy like [Alex] Ovechkin and appreciate him," Monaghan said. "[But] I think it would be help the average American sports fan to have more quality American players to identify with."