After Evgeny Kuznetsov closed the coliseum for good, the Islanders moved from Uniondale to Brooklyn and the lovely but flawed Barclays Center. According to Nets Daily, only a quarter of the season-ticket holders at Nassau renewed in Brooklyn. The New York Times has called Brooklyn’s reception of the team a “mixed welcome.”
In a segment from the Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, correspondent Mike Yard tries to learn hockey and introduce the Brooklyn community to (noted Ovi meanie) Cal Clutterbuck. The culture clash is eye opening and funny.
This segment is a reminder of just how niche our favorite sport is — like when the Caps went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1997-98, I swear I was the only kid to wear a Caps jersey to class.
The next time one of your friends resists going ice skating or seeing a Caps game, show them a fun Ovi highlight and explain why hockey is so great. Sure, the sport is healthy now, but it really should be a bigger deal than it is. And we can change that.
Thanks to @martina09 for sending this over.
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