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Habs take bite out of NHL ratings

The Canadiens are the most storied franchise in hockey, but that doesn't make them a big ratings draw in the United States.

They play in Canada, for one thing, and they lack major star power, for another.

Hence their back-to-back Game 7 upsets of Alex Ovechkin's Capitals and Sidney Crosby's Penguins were huge blows to Versus and NBC for the third and fourth rounds of the playoffs.

Worst-case scenario for the Cup finals: Sharks-Habs.

I did some snarky Twittering on this subject Wednesday night that yielded a fair amount of re-tweeting, which is nice for my ego.

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