Tom Wilson recently told reporters that he’s going to try to stop cursing during games due to no fans being allowed in arenas during the playoffs. “It’ll be weird,” he said. “I’m gonna have to watch, I guess what I’m saying. Less f-words and stuff like that.”
Now, according to a report from former Sportsnet analyst John Shannon, Wilson will no longer have to worry.
The NHL is planning to put broadcasts on a five-second delay to “monitor the players’ language” during games. One would assume this means that those naughty words will not make it on-air, which is both a relief for parents and a disappointment for older hockey fans who were hoping to know what players say to each other unfiltered during games.
Hearing the NHL plans to put the World Feed broadcasts from the hub cities on a 5 second delay to monitor the players' language.
— John Shannon (@JShannonhl) July 20, 2020
The Capitals recently published two mic’d up videos featuring TJ Oshie and Tom Wilson, which shows that cursing during practice is as prevalent as breathing air.
“F*ck” and its other variations are basically being used as an equivalent for “very” in a hockey player’s vernacular. Suddenly, I am scared the audio feeds will just be blank.
So, in conclusion, the NHL is going to have to really be on its f*cking toes to keep broadcasts PG rated. Good luck.
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