The NHL takes itself WAY too seriously.

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The NHL takes itself WAY too seriously.

By Bill Smith

Technorati Tags: NHL, All star game, Vs Network, Blue Jackets

The NHL owners passed a rule to be implemented for the first time this season that if you are too injured to play in the mid season all star game, you will be suspended for the first game back in the regular season after that game.

Now, let’s be clear about the NHL. This is the league that brought us flaming puck. The league would be taken a lot more seriously if it actually was popular enough to get a TV contract. When your local team is shown on any channel on Dish network that has a number in the 400’s only when the girls field hockey team is not playing, you have no business getting snippy about your all star game. In central Ohio, we are really jazzed about the NHL. The league tells us in the next decade we will get an NHL team. So far, we have only a minor league team called the Blue Jackets.

When your all star game is on the Vs network, it will be watched by every player‘s mother and that is about it. Get some professional marketing so you can build up your ratings enough to get a real network to cover your games—including your all star game. Until then, don’t tell us that injured players that because they want to rest to help their team they can’t play in the next game.

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for NFLDraftDog.com and edits fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and edits .


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  1. gambling
    on Feb 6th, 2009
    @ 5:31 am

    Sounds kinda ridiculous.. because they seem to turn a blind eye to the players fighting in the middle of the game.

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  2. personal loans
    on Feb 8th, 2009
    @ 2:45 am

    Wow!!! the one word i have for the NHL association, is true what they say in this article. The NHL is not as big as NFl so they shouldn’t be picky about stuff that happens in the all-star game. they should just let go of things like that go.

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