ESPN has taken a lot of hits recently with cord cutting and because of it, they had to trim back a hockey department that was already light on coverage.
To add insult to injury, they are now getting recent NHL history wrong.
On SportsNation, one of the more popular daily shows of the network, they were recently discussing the fan who was unable to claim tickets he had won to attend the Stanley Cup Final.
LZ Granderson, a jack-of-all-trades writer, radio host, and personality weighed in and incorrectly stated that he used to attend Predators' games back when they were the Atlanta Thrashers.
Problem is, the Predators have always been the Predators and the Thrashers are now the new Winnipeg Jets. It isn't a completely idiotic mistake but it is another mark against ESPN as hockey fans continue to feel they give their sport the short end of the stick.
While you can view it as an oversight and a slight on the sport, it shows just how far hockey has to go to get to the national consciousness on a daily basis. Getting there is the hard part.