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.