ESPN doesn't try to hide it's disinterest in hockey. Their top analyst was a career 84-108 as a head coach, and that was with Wayne Gretzky on the roster.
Anyway, they never feature the NHL on their programming or Web site. They will put spring training scores across the top of ESPN.com as the feature item before they put NHL scores that have playoff implications.
In fairness to ESPN, hockey is more of niche sport. The mainstream doesn't really like hockey. It's hard for people outside Pittsburgh and Detroit these days to realize that, but it's true.
But I'm pretty sure the NHL is more popular in this country than cricket, which was the featured score this morning.
I realize this isn't a big deal, but I just couldn't help but call it to someone's attention.
Bob Seger - Turn the Page (Metallica sucks)