Finally the day has come we’ve all been waiting for, the day all of our daughters dreamt about for generations, the event that our great grandmothers thought would never be possible, the moment our fore mothers fought for tirelessly, a men’s hockey game will be exclusively broadcasted by women! The NHL has come a long way and I think they should be applauded for entering the 21st century. Feminists around the world roared and the NHL listened. A little late, but in a masculine dominated world, it’s easy to overlook what female hockey fans demand from modern professional men’s hockey, more women! This announcement came only weeks after the NHL featured an international women’s game during what used to be, a stale skills competition where men from around the world would compete in skate, shooting, and accuracy games. Every mother held their daughter tighter as they highlighted the date on their smartphone calendar, the night in late January 2020, when the arena kept swelling with people to watch women play amateur hockey on the game’s biggest stage! Bravo NHL, keep up the progress! Enjoy your record ratings on international women’s day!
Thanks to Google tracking everything we do, I was recommended this year old Vox video the same day the NHL made sports history when all of their division winners were eliminated in the first round. Lib academic dorks trying to push an agenda would call that correlation, I call it your whole bullshit house of cards crumbling down. There are many variables in sports and endless probability possibilities in terms of bounces, physics, gravity, wind etc that determine the outcome of games. Just because the team with the best record wins the least championships in a sport, does not make the sport more lucky. Chalk wins every year in the NBA, that’s skill according to Vox? Basketball is a sport of 5 guys and a few role bench players, one guy matters. Basketball is the sport where an elite player has the most impact since it is the smallest team sport versus 6 in hockey, 11 in football, and 9 in baseball. A novice observer in any major sport can name at least one all star team that was put together in the offseason with high hopes only to disappoint during the season, 04 lakers, 011 Eagles, early 2000s Yankees etc. It’s called team sports Vox, individual skill is mitigated in a team setting, especially when the play is elevated in an elimination setting. The NHL’s top teams win the least because of the salary cap forced parody and it could be argued, it is the playoff sport most reliant on teamwork and chemistry. The NHL has a hard cap just like the NFL, who pioneered this model in the early 90s with their collective bargaining agreement. Their agenda: dynasties are boring, the rich are boring, let’s level the playing field and make everyone mediocre so every team and fan base feels involved in steady consumption. The actual result of sports socialism: shortlived teams with tepid tv ratings and a ticket buying audience consisting of mostly corporate season ticket holders. That’s why the NHL made history last night, it had nothing to do with luck. And meanwhile in the NBA first round snooze fest, the top 4 teams in each conference are advancing to the next round as usual.