New York Islanders and NHL fans in general, should be watching the NFL Draft tonight to get a look at the future for their own league.
I know, this is an Islanders website and the NFL Draft has nothing to do with the NHL but it is extremely important for you, as a fan of the NHL to tune into the draft tonight for one specific reason.
This could be our future. The NFL, and their draft, is the first sporting event since the shutdown which is now a month and a half ago.
With the NHL season still in limbo, we can have an exclusive look into what the NHL’s future could look like, at least in the next few months. Obviously, myself and every other hockey fan would like the season to return but that might not happen.
If it doesn’t, there’s a good chance the NHL Draft can happen remotely, just like this draft tonight, in June. So far, the NFL had a trial run and the reports came out that there were tech issues even in their trial run.
Tonight could be an utter disaster, like that’s not out of the realm of possibilities but as a sports fan don’t you want to see what it could be like for our team in just a few months. I know they don’t have a pick in the first or second round but still, even if you’re exclusively an NHL fan and don’t care about the NFL at all you have to at least check in to see what’s going on.
For the New York locals, I think both teams go o-line tonight so if you were looking for a hockey bloggers take on the NFL draft there’s that. Hopefully, the NFL does it right and the NHL can follow suit in a few months.
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The NHL might have to get creative so I’m glad I’m not the one who is making the decision.