This isn’t a knock on any of our Swedish readers, either (I’m looking at you, Henke). It’s just that, well, the NHL has it’s own problems here, in our home country.
And that’s root of how absurd the NHL opening in Europe is, it’s the obvious answer. The game in North America still isn’t as solid as it could be. Years after the lockout, the NHL is still on the outside looking in. Has anyone told this to Bill Daly or Gary Bettman?
Think about this. Rather than having two teams open the season halfway on the other side of the world, we go to my mastermind alternate plan instead.
Read the rest of the linked article and I think you'll agree that Jesse should be the next league commissioner.