Written by: Miranda Martin
After months of protest, frustration, and more angst than a John Hughes movie, it seems to be difficult for NHL fans to have a small amount of complacency for the quickly-compiled shortened season.
With just a short time before the “super Saturday” opening night matchups, the NHL has been tugging at the heart strings of overwhelmed fans with their new media hashtag and slogan: “#hockeyisback.” However, several fans around the internet have made it perfectly clear that this is not the case, with many of them saying “hockey never left; the NHL did.” Many of these comments originated in larger hockey markets, particularly in Canada, but I have seen dozens of Nashville fans in on the conversation to find something more to complain about.
But there’s the little, teeny-tiny issue to be addressed: Nashville isn’t Canada. It isn’t Chicago, New York, Toronto, or any other large, heavily-populated metropolis market with multiple (professio...