LATEST | After announcing a bid for Senators, Snoop Dogg blasts NHL and Gary Bettman

Published May 5, 2023 at 11:03

In a recent interview with The Athletic where he revealed that his bid to buy the Ottawa Senators is legit, Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg blasted the NHL for their poor marketing of star players.

Snoop Dogg said that when watching TV in the United States, he's stunned not to see a star player in the NHL such as Connor McDavid in a commercial or just the lack of presence on his screen.

"They don't know how to market. Like McDavid, he's the number one hockey player in the world. Why doesn't he have commercials everywhere?" Snoop Dogg said.

The 51-year-old has a point, the NHL does a very poor job at marketing not only their players, but major events too. Case in point with the most recent outdoor game in February, the Stadium Series. The lack of commercials and content on their social media promoting the event leading up to the game caused confusion among several fans on Twitter and Instagram who didn't even know that the Stadium Series was being held on the weekend of February 18th.

The NHL is way behind the other major sport leagues in North America when it comes to marketing, but having someone like Snoop Dogg apart of an ownership group, should their bid become successful, could prove wonders for the league.

Snoop Dogg is apart of a group led by Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Neko Sparks. The Athletic is also reporting that former NHLers Mattias Norstrom and Trevor Daley are involved in the bid on the hockey-side of things, but they've also added Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr and 14-year NHL forward James Neal to their group.

Source: The Athletic
May 5   |   178 answers
LATEST | After announcing a bid for Senators, Snoop Dogg blasts NHL and Gary Bettman

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