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June 4, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; ESPN reporters Steve Levy (left) and Barry Melrose on air after game three of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The Kings won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Here's More Proof That ESPN Doesn't Care About Hockey

I cringe whenever SportsCenter anchors try to run through highlights of a hockey game, because they sound like they don’t know the difference between a blue line and a clothesline.

ESPN has turned its back to the NHL and the hockey world since not retaining the broadcast rights after the 2004-2005 lockout, and the way it covers the game nowadays is an absolute disgrace.

Turn on SportsCenter in the midst of a great Stanley Cup Finals between two Original Six teams and all you’ll here is “Lebron, Lebron, LeBron,” or another 15-minute segment on third-string quarterback Tim Tebow.

So, here’s some more proof that ESPN could care less about hockey.

After Daniel Paille scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead his Boston Bruins over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2, we saw this great tweet from SportsCenter’s account:

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Seguin did get an assist on the play, so it appears that the intern running the account doesn’t know the difference between an assist and a goal.

What’s more, how can the series be headed “back to Boston” when there hasn’t yet been a game played in Boston?

Yes, this is one tweet, which was deleted, so we shouldn’t make a big deal out of this.

But this is an epitome of ESPN’s attitude toward hockey, and it is an absolute disgrace.

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