Friday, June 06, 2008

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.
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8 Comments:

At 3:47 PM, June 06, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

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.

James, aren't you part of the media?

Anyways, don't they give an explaination that the winner isn't revealed to anyone outisde the accounting firm that tabulates the votes until the envelope is opened every year?

 
At 3:50 PM, June 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The league is run by idiots.

 
At 4:04 PM, June 06, 2008, Blogger Sean said...

Its now temporarily out of stock. I was really hoping to get one ;)

 
At 4:12 PM, June 06, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

I did think it was in poor taste that they're selling an "Ovechkin Hart Trophy Winner 2011-12" shirt with him wearing a Rangers uniform.

 
At 4:46 PM, June 06, 2008, Blogger Beeg said...

What's worse is that the shirt is super ugly.

 
At 5:35 PM, June 06, 2008, Blogger Art Vandelay said...

Also on sale at the NHL's online store:

Kansas City Predators jerseys.

2008 Stanley Cup Winner Pittsburgh Penguins T-shirts.

Pope Crosby I robes.

 
At 5:41 PM, June 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also on sale at the NHL's online store:

Kansas City Predators jerseys.

2008 Stanley Cup Winner Pittsburgh Penguins T-shirts.

Pope Crosby I robes.


"Physics for Dummies" revised edition by Chris Pronger.

 
At 7:16 PM, June 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Principles of Auditing: An Introduction to International Standards on Auditing, 2nd edition," with foreward by Gary Bettman.

 

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