I love what the National Hockey League is doing to celebrate it’s 100th season.
But I’m not completely in love with it.
The league gets a huge check mark for having the Maple Leafs and Red Wings, two of its legendary Original Six teams, face off in the Centennial Classic at Toronto’s BMO Field on January 1.
There’s going to be a Centennial Truck Tour that will visit every hockey market in North America.
The mobile museum is going to be pretty cool for fans who never had the chance to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
The NHL is also working on hosting outdoor games in Ottawa and Montreal in December 2017.
Those are all great ideas and initiatives.
And so is the unveiling of the 100 Greatest Players in NHL history.
The list will be compiled by a panel of NHL alumni, former and current executives and members of the media and will be unveiled during the All-Star weekend in L.A. in January.
It’s an awesome plan, expect for one little wrinkle.
The players on the top 100 list will be introduced alphabetically, not ranked numerically.
I get that the NHL probably doesn’t want to offend anyone, but ranking the top 100 will create a much greater buzz… something the league should want.