Brandon Worley, exceptional editor of Defending Big D and SBN's main Hockey page, offered up his terrific contribution to the ongoing "Decade of Change" series featuring lead editors from each sport ruminating on what direction their league ought to be travelling over the next ten years.
The "money" line for me:
Every team markets themselves to local fans differently, and some place more emphasis on certain aspects of games more than others. Yet one thing is abundantly clear: the NHL has lost a lot of the focus on the actual game of hockey.
- SBN's Worley
Amen, Brandon...I've been screaming that for years.
Check out the entire article here, and throw us your thoughts in the comments.