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Here’s how American newspapers treated the return of the NHL

Jan 7, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

It was pretty much a given that the end of the NHL lockout would be front page news in Canada…

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…but would American newspapers give it the same treatment? Let’s take a look:

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Obviously this isn’t the most scientific way to measure a market’s level of interest in hockey. Sorry Capitals, but RG3′s getting the big headline today in Washington. (Go Seahawks!) And some papers are more sports-focused than others. But all of the ones we looked at had at least a mention, though you have to look pretty hard at the Denver Post.

Anyway, if we missed your local paper, here’s where we got all the front pages from.

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