The U.K. perspective
I don't know exactly what it is, but there's something about this Telegraph piece that's completely hilarious:
London has long been used to imported exhibition games – the gridiron players of the NFL were performing here more than a decade ago – but this weekend was different. These were the NHL's opening regular-season games featuring the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Ducks, and their deadly Southern Californian local rivals. Chelsea v Arsenal, if you will. On ice. And with levels of violence that make Didier Drogba look like a nun.Unintentional comedy, I suppose.