There Has To Be A Way To Combine A Hockey Game And A Telethon

Hockey continues to feel the sting of disrespect from their network television home. This time, the slap in the face isn't national, but limited to just the Tampa market. For now, anyway. We'll have to wait and see what happens if tonight's game goes into overtime.

WFLA, Channel 8 in Tampa, is opting to air the All Children's Telethon instead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. I think this is something that WFLA does every year, regardless of what's schedule to air on The Peacock, so I don't know if it's something that puck fans should take personally. Still, though... it's the Finals.

I feel for hockey fans, who are continually reminded of the second-class status of their sport of choice, but on the other hand ... seeing Chris Kunitz out there mucking and grinding doesn't do much to help sick kids. Hopefully, something can be worked out to keep everyone happy.

Where's Game 3? Updated [Bolts Blog]