That's the NHL for you. They don't even hide it anymore.
Also, the TSN guys haven't stopped raving about every guy on the oilers since the game started. I wonder who they want to win?
It reminds me so much of the Gretzky days and the Blackhawk days when they needed the "young stars" to shine .. it is all about marketing the next crop of marketable "stars" .. it is why Corrado did not make the Canaian JUnior team .. the next crop of first round draft picks MUST get the exposure so they are marketable at the next level ..
It is obvious to me .. most folks would rather deny it .. sad state of affairs ..