ESPN Missed a Perfect Chance to Chip Away at Hockey Culture After Jacob Trouba’s Hit on Seth Jarvis

Jacob Trouba carries the puck for the New York Rangers. , Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

While Memorial Day doesn’t seem exactly like hockey season, the New York Rangers stole the show on Monday night. The Blueshirts traveled south for a Game 7 and dispatched the Carolina Hurricanes without breaking much of a sweat. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin stole the show once again, bringing his club within eight wins of the Stanley Cup.

Buried within the larger context of the game, though, there’s a piece of media criticism. After Jacob Trouba knocked Seth Jarvis out of the game, ESPN had the perfect chance to chip away at the less-than-ideal culture around hockey. Instead, they dropped the ball (or, to keep things topical, mishandled the puck).

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