Shop.NHL.com hands out MVP award early
With a week until next Thursday's NHL awards gala, it's absolutely incredible that this item would appear at the league's online store (credit to Japers' Rink):
While it was likely a foregone conclusion that Ovechkin would win the Hart Trophy, this is a nightmare for the NHL.
The fact that the biggest award of the night has already been revealed will soon be well on its way to making the rounds in the media, putting the nominees in an awkward spot. And an official league explanation isn't far behind.
How long until the offending garment is taken off the web?
An even better question might be, if I order one now, will I be able to wear it to the red carpet next week?
UPDATE I'll be on The Team 1260 at 5:50 ET to talk about this and the league's response.