Newspaper coverage of hockey disgraceful

06/19/2013 5:35 PM

06/20/2013 7:30 AM

An NBA player gets cramps and is carried off the court, Lebron James. An NHL player takes a puck to the leg, continues his shift for one minute and limps off the ice to the locker room with a season ending broken leg, Greg Campbell of the Boston Bruins.

The most exciting North American sport is constantly and rigorously shunned by your paper. This is shameful because your sports writers don’t know sports.

They will write one to two pages of the same story, whether it be golf (yawn) or basketball (zzzz). But the NHL playoffs get little to no reporting.

The Boston Bruins just complete one of the most exciting playoff series in recent memory. They defeated the best team this year in hockey. The high flying, high scoring Pittsburgh Penguins were swept in four straight games. They were shutout in two of those games including 1-0 in the 4th game. Great defense beats great offense.

The Penguins hadn’t been swept since 1979. Tuuka Rask, goalie for the Bruins, had the best performance in a 7 game series since the Hoover administration. He stopped 158 out of 160 shots. The Bruins shut down the best players in the league in four straight games.

But your newspaper couldn’t report this. Because they don’t know real sports. I will do my best not to buy the paper I have read religiously since 1991.

Mark J. Berthiaume


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