Stanley Cup Finals: Islanders Face Sacramento Kings?

June 2nd, 2012 by Kevin McRae Leave a reply »

When the New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs last Friday night, it's understandable that not many New Yorkers would have a great deal of interest in the finals. But even this is ridiculous.

On Thursday evening, after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals had already been played, with the Kings defeating the Devils 2-1, ABC-7 News in New York City had an interesting take on the series.

The station reported that, while the Devils did in fact eliminate the Rangers, it would instead be the New York Islanders that would advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face the Kings. This verbal snafu was bad enough without the accompanying large graphic, shown above, highlighting an Islanders vs Kings playoff series.

Think that's bad? Daniel O'Leary of the New York Daily News reports that the situation is far more dire for the Los Angeles Kings.

Apparently, most television sports stations in California are having a hard time distinguishing between the Kings hockey team and the Sacramento Kings basketball team. Obviously, one is very good and one is very bad, but if you watch or listen to California sports reporters, your ...

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