Exactly How Far Has The NHL Fallen? What Does It Take To Be Able To Watch A Whole Series Anymore?
The first game is on Saturday, and will be shown on NBC. This is great for the NHL, since very few of their games, even in the playoffs, have been making it to network television. So this is a great thing, right? Well... kinda.
Just like it was almost impossible for anyone outside of New Jersey or the Carolinas to see the epic Devils-Hurricanes game 7, the NHL has been relegated to the back burner of TV coverage. If, by chance, Saturday's game is such a thrilling matchup that it goes to 2OT, it will be moved to Versus, in favor of the Kentucky Derby.
Far be it from me to criticize the Kentucky Derby, but are we serious? I know the chances of the game going into 2OT are extremely slim. But if it's really that great of a game, do we really want to shuffle it to the side in favor of horse racing? We're talking about a competition (not even a sport) that people pay attention to 3 times a year, and most of them can't even honestly tell you why they care at all about the Kentucky Derby.
Is this what the NHL has become? It's sad that this once-proud league is now taking a backseat to around 60 seconds of unknown horses running down a track.
NBC gives Crosby, Ovechkin four periods, but no more [Watchdog]