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Doug Wilson Not Happy With A Broadcast Partner

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

In a since-deleted Jan. 7 tweet on a Sharks-dedicated account belonging to NBC Sports California, Sharks players Tomas Hertl, Justin Braun and Tim Heed all mentioned Winnipeg when they were asked by someone from the network what city was the worst in the NHL to play in.

Hertl said, “I think it’s Winnipeg cause every time it’s so cold and dark there. I don’t like there.” Braun said, “Winnipeg. Dark. Cold. Hotel is a little questionable. Internet doesn’t work ever.”

The comments, made in September at the team’s annual media day, prior to the start of training camp, also appeared on the network’s Sunday broadcast of the game between the Sharks and the Jets in Winnipeg.

“It’s disappointing that our broadcast partner would put our players in that position. First of all, by even asking that question, then putting it on our broadcast,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson told this newspaper on Tuesday. “That was a question that was one of 30 that were asked earlier in the year. To me, it was an inappropriate question that should not have been asked. Whether it was an attempt at humor, it was not appropriate.”

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Paul's avatar

I’ve been following this all day and it is a big thing in Canada.

Maybe some advice from me… Living in the Detroit area, my theory is it happens, will continue to happen so I just laugh it off.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/18 at 06:33 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Now Ken Campbell of The Hockey News.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/18 at 06:37 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Jim Matheson too via Twitter,

I always think it’s hoot when players from warmer NHL climes (Tim Heed, Tomas Hertl, Justin Braun) complain about having to play in cold places like Wpg (and Edm before that). Just be glad you are in the best league in world rather than playing in Siberia or riding bus in ECHL


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/18 at 06:39 PM ET

HaHasek's avatar

Isn’t Wilson from Winnipeg?

Posted by HaHasek on 01/09/18 at 06:46 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

Deadspin had a couple interesting takes on this. This one is the most recent. Even worth reading the comments.


Posted by Steeb on 01/09/18 at 06:59 PM ET

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