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:
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.