The best thing about the NHL is that with the parity in the league, each team has a superstar to be promoted. I don’t know about you but I hate hearing about C.C. Sebathian and even Justin Verlander in the MLB, I hate hearing about Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in the NFL, I hate hearing about Lebron James and Kobe Bryant in the NBA and most of all I hate hearing about Sidny Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.
*I've already posted a lot of this as a response to another Crosby thread about how it's such a catastrophe for the NHL that he's out again, but after I heard some radio analysts say that Sidney being out might be the "Death of the NHL" I not only wanted to throw up in the nearest trashcan, but I knew I had to speak my opinion.*
I don't understand how one man can be the life blood of the NHL? I know that having superstars in your league is a good thing, but why can't we be the one league that breaks the mold? For example what if Bettman decided instead of shoving Twit and Twat down our throats in anything and everything NHL related, why don't they support advertising teams own superstars to their own fan bases and regions?
For the sake of being unbiased and fair, i'm going to use a mid level Western Conference team as my example. So why can't the Edmonton Oilers have a star? Nikolai Khabibulin has been on fire and off the rails this season. He's a goaltender that every 5 year old playing his first game of hockey should want to be like. Yet for some reason, instead perspective fans in Edmonton seeing him on a billboard for the NHL we get to see Crosby.
Sidney Crosby is not the end all be all of the NHL and God damn it I wish Bettman would realize that. As much as we try to ignore it, having away Arenas half filled with Red Wings fans is not good for the league, because we can't play every team every night, and I'd hate to see the Penguins become that way too.
Maybe i'm the only one, but I feel like Sidney Crosby's advertisement is hurting the other teams in the league. Why be a fan of your mid ranked hometown team when you can watch Sidney Crosby score goals with his dick? If it's gonna stay this way then why not call the Western Conference the Red Wings Conference, and the Eastern Conference the Penguins Conference?
Am I the only that's willing to ask for more from the NHL?