It’s a good thing those Puckheads are made of foam — all the better to cushion the blow when serious National Hockey League fans start pounding their skulls against the wall.
Not surprisingly, TV ratings for the Stanley Cup finals are sky high over recent seasons. Wondering why? Because the cities that still have teams alive know that Franzen is a high-flying center, not a boxed wine.
This all begs the eternal NHL headscratcher — why is the league still desperately trying to maintain false hope in the Sun Belt?
As Brian Campbell said on Wednesday, San Jose is beautiful, but it’s not a hockey town. Same for Miami. Phoenix. Anaheim.
Maybe a supercharged Finals between two honest hockey cities will finally put the league in perspective to higher-ups.
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