Call me when you wake up, NHL.
There used to be a time (and these viewers aren’t going anywhere if you go get them) when the NHL was one of the “Big 4.”
The problem is Gary Bettman. The NHL stopped broadcasting games on major networks, failing to invest like the NBA, NFL, and MLB.
Furthermore, as notably illustrated by the Red Wings, you let thugs rule the ice. It’s not like back in the day where these snarfs were men enough to police themselves. They’re just stupid goons now, and they fuck up everyone talented until they win.
Sidney Crosby gets the shit kicked out of him every time he plays. Franzen scores three goals so they fight him and get him ejected, only after removing his helmet – fresh off his concussion.
If the refs don’t police the game, it turns ugly. You see college basketball coaches fighting for it all the time because the refs are so inconsistent. Sometimes, they seem asleep, and you literally watch your players get beat up.
UNLESS YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, NHL, NO ONE EXCEPT HICKS WILL WATCH TEAMS LIKE CHICAGO WIN THE STANLEY CUP. IS IT A GAME OR ROLLERBALL?