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Whatever Happened To The NHL?

from Sam Fels of Deadspin,

As is always the case, every so often you look up and wonder, “Hey, how come I haven’t heard from the NHL in a while?” And the answer always comes back, “Oh right, because they’re galactically stupid.” And then you go on about your life. It’s good to have solid things to hold onto at this point in time, to make sure the current doesn’t carry you off into madness.

You haven’t heard much about the NHL because they can’t, as it was ever thus, unfuck themselves. As we’ve briefly covered, because the info and news only drips out, they’re currently struggling to find a start date, or system, for the 2020-2021 season as the owners attempt to claw back things they already agreed to in order to get the playoffs off the ground last summer. Needless to say, the players are less than thrilled, and have answered the owners’ request with a specific finger.

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Red Winger's avatar

The NHL went from the toast of the town and the gold standard of return to play, to the place they obviously feel most comfortable: pro sport laughingstock

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/04/20 at 08:38 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

And the answer always comes back, “Oh right, because they’re galactically stupid.”

You haven’t heard much about the NHL because they can’t, as it was ever thus, unfuck themselves.

These just about sum it up.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/04/20 at 08:56 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Whatever happened to predictability?
The milkman,
The paperboy,
Evening TV?

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/04/20 at 09:27 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Calling what this version is “Deadspin” is kinda’ a joke.  Nobody that made Deadpsin what it was is left, and it was totally shut down for a time so the new powers-that-be could retool the blog to match the new messages they wanted to promote (which is why everyone quit or was fired).

Deadspin used to do investigative journalism on topics nobody else wanted to touch, break huge news, and occasionally things like sending their writers to compete on Chopped.  What is left now is a sad, hollow shell that bears no resemblance or relevance.

Please don’t give them the clicks, Paul.  Let them just die.

Posted by Primis on 12/04/20 at 11:27 AM ET

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Posted by Primis on 12/04/20 at 11:27 AM ET

Yes please.

Posted by PresidentJoeByzerman on 12/04/20 at 03:36 PM ET

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NHL still silent as greedy owners proving they can never have enough

Those damn greedy owners who know that without the league’s number one revenue stream are all going to lose money in the triple-digit-millions, wanting to minimize those losses while paying the players a salary commensurate with the length of the upcoming guaranteed-to-not-be-a-full-82-game-season.

Posted by PresidentJoeByzerman on 12/04/20 at 04:12 PM ET

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