NHL: When Money and Greed Supersede Safety and Common Sense

So the NHL is trying everything in their power to rush back to playing in spite of a world pandemic and medical experts and scientists warning about the high risk of a second wave worse than the first one. They are so desperate that they are ready to do so by playing in empty arenas, losing out on tickets, concession, parking and souvenirs revenues at 16 arenas across Canada and the United States. Is anyone really surprised by that? We’re talking here about a league that’s been trying hard, since the arrival of Gary Bettman as Commissioner, to surpass the NBA and MLB, trying to get closer to the NFL in the hearts of fans in the US. All in the name of notoriety and money.

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NHL Drafts Top-10: The Tale of Missed Opportunities

This is a continuation of a previous article on this blog about the Drafts redone for those years. This time around though, we will look at the teams who have clearly missed out on some great picks, selecting the wrong player(s), and how many times those teams blew up opportunities. That said, hindsight being 20-20, every single NHL team messes up at the Draft as they’re not comparing talents at the time, but rather they’re trying to determine, to the best of their abilities, the ceiling those young men will reach in their development. Lots of room for errors at the Draft… as we’ve all seen. As looking at all 30-31 teams for even just the first round would be quite the undertaking, we’ll only focus on the Top-10 once again.

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