I’m actually rather fond of the NHL’s “History Will Be Made” marketing campaign, but even I’ll admit that they occasionally jump the gun. For example:
Leaving aside, for the moment, the fact that Bieksa’s actually a fairly offensive defenceman, it would be nice if the NHL waited until the round was over before lionizing players in this matter. After all, what if Bieksa had stayed at home? Would the Canucks have lost one game sooner?
Also in the ‘premature’ mode, this video’s going to look pretty silly if Philadelphia’s the team that makes history: