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Carry On As Usual

from Ray Ratto at Deadspin,

This right here is why the National Hockey League doesn’t get it. Erik Karlsson just signed a record-setting eight-year deal worth more than $11 million per year with the San Jose Sharks without any fuss or muss. Deal framed, talked about, signed. Couldn’t be easier.

In other words, a golden opportunity missed.

The NBA has figured out that nothing amuses the audience quite like the drama of player movement, not even the games. The games are just the vegetable; the new contracts and the trades and the drama and the roasting of cash in pursuit of same are what people are in for. Only one team, after all, gets a parade; everyone else is playing for July.

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Yeah, I can’t wait for the NHL’s version of “the Decision” to air.

While the off-season news is nice, and there are intriguing stories regarding player movement/signing/drafting, it’s just filler until the season starts. I’m glad the focus of hockey is on the team, and not the individual.

Posted by aaron in phoenix from Section 102 on 06/18/19 at 01:13 PM ET

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