Star Treatment In The NBA & NHL

A long, winding discussion about the NBA and NHL, and how neither can find the balance between protecting their star players without lying down for them.

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Episode CliffsNotes:

  • Does the NHL care about protecting their star players?
  • The fallout of the Jay Beagle/Troy Terry/Trevor Zegras incident.
  • "You want to skill it up?!"
  • Why can Connor McDavid not draw a penalty in the playoffs?
  • Saturday's Avalanche-Penguins tilt: everything hockey should be.
  • Does the NBA care about anyone besides their stars?
  • The unappealing nature of watching James Harden foul bait.
  • Reminiscing on White Chocolate.
  • The free throw barrages of Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals between Lakers-Kings and Game 5 of the 2006 NBA Finals between Mavs-Heat.
  • Why does it sometimes feel like the NBA and NHL are actively working against the collective interests of their fans?