Today has been a horrific day in hockey history. For that matter, the last few months have been horrific. It’s been one tragedy after another and at least in the US, hockey fans have been left searching for news and coverage of breaking news events. The fact is that US hockey fans have no place to turn for news on TV when anything big happens. ESPN may give you a small shout out but that’s it. ESPN should do better, especially if it is “The Worldwide Leader In Sports” but we know that hockey is low on their radar. They just don’t care about it and kick it to the side of the road.
Today’s reporting on the Russian plane tragedy was a perfect example of that. Instead of reporting on this news, ESPN decided to interview cheerleaders. Sadly, I’ve come to expect that from ESPN. ESPN did finally report on it but it was largely in passing with a story on Sidney Crosby’s press conference. So what’s a hockey fan to do?