By Patrick Brennan and Kevin LiffeyThe NHL is the only league in North America that’s not owned by the NHL.
But the league’s business model, which relies on TV rights for a chunk of the games, is not only complicated by its long-term contract with the NHL Players’ Association, it’s also far from perfect.
A decade ago, a majority of NHL games were streamed on the Internet, but that trend is slowly shifting.
According to a study released last year by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the percentage of households that stream games has dropped from 46% to 29%.
This year, that percentage is down to 18%.
The number of NHL home games streamed has also dropped.
In 2016, the league had about 2.6 million games on the Web.
By 2019, that number had dropped to about 1.6.
But it’s unclear how the league will manage that as the market for its games shifts.
And there’s not much to support that.
A study released earlier this year by ESPN found that when you look at the number of games streamed, the average number of viewers per game has dropped over the past 10 years, from a high of 4.1 in 2008 to 2.8 in 2017.
The average viewership has dropped more for sports that were traditionally viewed on TV: The average for the 2016-17 season was 4.6, down from 6.7 the previous year.
It’s the kind of drop that’s unlikely to happen over the next few years.
“If we don’t get better at what we do, then it’s going to continue to be a very difficult business,” said Scott Hamilton, the vice president of business development at the NHLPA.
“We’re going to need to get better.
We’re not going to get to a point where we can just do it on our own.”
This year’s season was among the worst of the past decade.
The NHL recorded its worst year since 2008, when it lost 3.3 million fans to the lockout, the worst for a full year.
The league also saw the biggest drop in viewership for any season since its start.
The game peaked at 6.5 million in 2016-2017, but its average audience fell from 7.7 million to 6.1 million.
That’s a dip of about 40% for the season.
This season, the NHL said it expects to lose about half of its audience as a result of the lockout.
That means the average game will have about a half-million viewers, a number that will likely be higher in 2018.
The decline in the NHL average audience was driven in part by a decrease in the number and size of online fans.
For the second straight year, the number online is projected to outpace the number on the ground.
“Online is a growing part of our business, but there are some challenges that we’re working through,” said Michael Ouellette, senior vice president and general manager of NHL Live, the broadcast arm of the league.
“The digital audience has grown in recent years.
It was about 1 million people per game last year.
This fall, the NFL was the only sport with a better average viewership than the NHL this year. “
This year is an example of how the numbers have gotten bigger than what we could have anticipated and how the digital audience is growing at a slower pace than the traditional sports audience.”
This fall, the NFL was the only sport with a better average viewership than the NHL this year.
In the year to the end of November, the National Football League averaged about 9.6million viewers per regular season game.
The NBA averaged 5.4 million viewers, and Major League Baseball averaged 2.7.
The NFL’s average audience has declined by about a third over the last five years, while the NBA has lost more than a third of its viewers.
The two sports have a much higher average number viewers per year than the NBA, but they are both far below the NHL in the average size of their audiences.
“It’s not the numbers that are killing us.
It is the technology,” Hamilton said.
“There’s a lot of innovation in the technology that we use, but it’s not as great as the NFL or the NBA.”
For the league, the biggest challenge is that the number is changing.
Streaming is the future, and the NHL is still working to build a business around it.
The team, which is owned by an individual or a group of people, has spent the past few years trying to get fans to stream games on its website, Twitter and other platforms.
The most recent update to its online schedule was in January, when the NHL made it easier for fans to access games by providing a live score and team name.
The new format allows fans to watch games through Twitter and the team’s website.
The goal is to provide a platform that fans can use to watch and talk about the games they love.
“What we need to do is get fans back