With the release of the Eastern Conference roster for this year’s NHL All-Star Game, one thing is clear: the NHL is clueless. Yes, we already knew that, but it’s a sad day when robo-voting wins out over actual, you know, talent. Good for the Bruins, who managed to get three representatives in thanks to the NHL’s hockey operations department, but isn’t it sad that it came to that? The NHL claimed to have addressed the robo-voting issue, but they obviously didn’t do anything, considering that the Canadiens still have four representatives in the game- all starters.
Is technology too challenging for the league’s front office? Maybe that’s why they’ve been slow to accept blogs as a media presence. Then again, we’re talking about an organization headed by a guy for whom spelling “BOOBS” on a calculator is a major technological achievement.
The NHL All-Star Game has long been irrelevent, but this year’s exhibition has proven that the league has a long way to go to show that the ASG is worthy of fans’ attention. Personally, I think that Boycott the NHL All-Star Game has a good idea.
I love this image. Thanks, Barry Melrose Rocks.