The Stanley Cup Finals are getting better ratings in 2013 than they have in years. Sure, you could point to the fact that the teams are from major American cities, or that the quality of play has been stellar, or that the NHL’s TV deal with Comcast/NBC is actually paying off. But maybe something else is going on, too. Maybe all the celebs hanging out at rinks during the playoffs have made hockey seem cool again.
Now, I’m not saying these famous hockey fans are solely responsible for improved ratings. That would be crazy. I’m just saying that, looking at the bigger picture, their presence probably helps build the brand.
So who among the who’s who has been spotting taking in some Stanley Cup Playoff action this year? Well, click on the arrows to find out.