There was a Bruins game today. Like us, you probably didn't see it because the Bruins and the NHL apparently hate their fans.
Once again the NHL and the Bruins organization have dropped the ball. Or puck if you will.
From the Boston Bruins perspective... season tickets are all sold out; 25,000+ people showed up to the rookie games. Rookie games! Seguin-mania is in full effect. With the Red Sox not in the playoffs and everyone bitching about the Pats for dumb reasons, a lot of focus is on the Bruins. They have a golden opportunity to start winning back this city.
You would think, especially from a business perspective, that the Bruins would want to find ways to let fans see their pre-season games. Why not create more excitement by letting people see these games? You have a camera crew over in Europe following the team anyway. Why not put up a stream on the website? You'll get a spike in traffic and let fans see what they want to see. THE TEAM.
Then you have the NHL. They've done a bit of hype for these overseas games, talking about how it creates excitement about the league worldwide. So you would think they'd stream a game featuring one of their "Original Six" teams.
Instead fans were "treated" to a feed of the Columbus game. Since we know a lot of people are sensitive people with easily hurt feelings, let us preface the following statements by saying we know Columbus has fans. We know a lot of people care about that team. But facts are facts.
The Boston Bruins generate more ratings than Columbus. People who don't even like the Bruins will tune in to see them. You know, that history and all. I'm sure some fans flocked to NHL.com because they just wanted to see some hockey. But don't try to tell us a Columbus feed would draw more fans than a Bruins feed.
The Days of Y'Orr staff interviewed staff member Justin, a totally annonymous guy we'ver never met before."The NHL talks these games up, talks about how great it is for the league and shit, and then we can't watch any of them," Justin told us when we met him for the first time today. "What a fucking joke!"
Indeed Justin, indeed.
After the jump the Days of Y'Orr crew stops being polite... and starts getting real....