It would be a bigger deal if this were, like, baseball or something.
You’ve got to kind of feel bad for hockey as a sport. Nobody cares. I mean, a few people do, but not enough to get the games on network TV.
I remember when a dad I knew just had to get a color TV so he could tell the red line from the blue line when he watched the NHL. Sure, that was a long time ago. But almost every other sport has grown in popularity since then. Football, baseball, basketball. Even cycling. I bet more people watch the Tour de France than watch the Stanley Cup. Although I bet that, in a fight, you’d rather have the Stanley Cup than a bicycle. Have you ever tried to swing a bicycle around?
I also bet that if there were a league where two people fought using strange objects as weapons, that would be more popular than pro hockey.
But I digress. In this case, a father and son played together for a minute or so, on the same ice. It’s a cool thing. It’s just too bad it happened in a sport no one cares about.