The NHL is run by Matt Millen

There’s really no other explanation. They do this kind of stuff ALL THE TIME. It’s like they want the team to be bad. Like in Major League. This is ridiculous.

What is the NHL thinking?

The league gets a mulligan for scheduling its thrilling outdoor game in Buffalo against the New Year’s Day bowl games. (What, Super Bowl Sunday wasn’t available?) But now, a far worse offense: The first three games of the Stanley Cup finals will be played at the same time as Games 3, 4 and 5 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals.

Later on in the piece, some guy from the NHL gets all righteous and says, why doesn’t the NBA change its games to accommodate us?

Well, the NBA is much more popular than you, its numbers are growing, its games are on a network people have heard of. The NHL has a dream match-up for the finals, they should be doing anything humanly possible to have as many people watching these games. One of the key markets for the games between Detroit and Pittsburgh should be Detroit. It doesn’t take an MBA to figure this out.

More broadly, the NHL needs the following: fewer teams, more fighting, more scoring, cheaper tickets.

My suggestions: go down to 16 teams, allow steroids, make the net bigger, lower prices. The game will be rejuvenated in no time at all!

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11 Responses to “The NHL is run by Matt Millen”

  1. zachary Says:

    some of the worst things ive ever heard anyone say. no steroids. ever. seriously steroids? i guarantee chris paul is roiding, so is your beloved kg. along with 96% of MLB and 100% of NFL. there is plenty of scoring in the nhl. pitt put p 6 on philly to close out the series. we scored like 8 agasint colorado one game. thats a lot. lower prices yes, eliminate some teams, probably. but 16 is wrong.

    and game three is on a network people have heard of, its called nbc.

    but youre right, the nhl should reschedule, move game one to sunday so i can watch it. make it so detroit can watch stones AND redwings. may in the D, roll them back to back.

    your hockey unlove is maddening and saddening. i weep for the future sloan generations.

    jojo, youre your familes only hope.

  2. zachary Says:

    that was a little over the top. i just want some positive hockey analysis

  3. sloan Says:

    my dad says if i have a kid that i can’t afford to raise that he’s going to steal the baby and turn him into the ultimate obsessive hockey player.

  4. sloan Says:

    holy crap, what a shot/follow by duncs.

  5. sloan Says:

    20 seconds. spurs ball! down by two! it doesn’t get any better!

    kobe pulled a very jordan-esque body blow on bowen to get open for the probable game winner.

  6. sloan Says:

    zach just wants a daily top ten of “things that are awesome about the wings.”

  7. sloan Says:

    go for the win pop! HORRY!

  8. sloan Says:

    wow, manu would have gotten the rebound on his three if lamar odom didn’t fall on him (no foul.)

  9. sloan Says:

    the nba definitely wants boston-LA. spurs-pistons would be ugly. spurs-celtics would be 70-69 every game.

  10. zachary Says:

    i reccomend you have a kid now, and give it to your father.

    i just want something pro redwings,

  11. zachary Says:

    10: JLA
    9: proximity to coney island
    8: puck possession
    7: mo cheese
    6: zetterberg
    5: datsyuk
    4: yzerman
    3: the home and away jerseys (best jersey in all of sports)
    2: the winged wheel
    1: making the playoffs every year since 1990

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