During the daily scroll of media outlets and hockey sites, I came across one of the most interesting tidbits in the short-term past. Justin Bourne, a writer for Backhand Shelf, the blog at The Score, posted an intriguing memo this morning; that according to Google, the NHL will start up on December 1 and finish the season on April 13, 2013.
Bourne captures the readers interest by stating that “Google Knows Best; the NHL Season Will Start Dec. 1.” Hook, line and sinker. He then goes on to explain he discovered this bit of Google news on Reddit Hockey where a user simply Googled “when will the NHL regular season start” and voila, we have our answer.
If only it was that simple. This is all just wishful thinking and obviously Bourne recognizes that too, but good on him for having some fun with this one and keeping the faith alive that we’ll have NHL hockey sooner rather than later.
Just for the record, I too tried posing the question to Google and they came up with the exact same answer that Bourne and the user at Reddit Hockey came up with. December 1 is the day the NHL will start playing meaningful games again, at least according to a search engine.
Does anyone know if Gary Bettman has shares in Google? That would explain a lot and potentially throw some merit behind this wonderful, out-there scenario. Otherwise, we’re left with pipe dreams such as this that are founded by Google and the fact that the NHL has cancelled all games up until Dec. 1.
Happy Halloween from everyone at Gone Puck Wild.
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