The San Francisco Giants are no doubt still celebrating their World Series victory. The Miami Heat are set to begin the defense of their NBA Championship.
The NHL? Well, we all know the situation there.
Normally, the end of the Major League Baseball season coincides with the beginning of the NHL and NBA seasons. Sometimes, if the World Series ends quickly like it did this year, the NHL is the only game in town–well besides that petty football league that no one really cares about anyways…
Instead, the only news coming out of the National Hockey League is that it is set to cancel one of the marquee events of the season. On Wednesday, the league is expected to announce the cancellation of the Winter Classic which was set to be played in Michigan Stadium on New Year’s Day featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings.
While one league just crowned a new champion and another is about to begin a long, fruitful season, the NHL has been forced to cancel an outdoor game featuring two original six teams playing in North America’s largest stadium. What would have been an enormous event and a monumental achievement for the league has instead turned out to be an enormous and monumental disappointment.
World Series heroes Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and the rest of the San Francisco Giants reached the pinnacle of their sport and will continue to celebrate for days. NBA superstars Lebron James and Dwyane Wade headline the NBA’s biggest storyline entering the season with an anticipated Finals showdown against the revamped Los Angeles Lakers.
What are the main storylines surrounding the NHL?
Well, there is only one storyline, and its that there is no NHL.
What star NHL players do we hear about these days?
Well, we see a lot of highlights of them playing overseas…or there is even the brilliant and innovative AHL website that allows us to stay up to date on some of hockey’s brightest young players who should be starring in the NHL. We do however see the faces of two 60-year-old business men a lot though…
Yes I know what you’re thinking,
Hockey Fever. Catch it.