NHL To Bruins: Lose The Red Sox Hats

BOSTON (CBS) – Well, so much for showing support for the other hometown teams. A few Bruins players are catching flack for wearing Red Sox hats during interviews.

The NHL has told players like Shawn Thornton, Michael Ryder and Chris Kelly to stop wearing their Sox hats during their TV interviews.

The reasoning behind the demand appears to have something to do with garnering publicity for the league.

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According to the NHL, players have all been provided with Stanley Cup Playoffs merchandise and the league wants them wearing those items instead.

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  • B's Fan

    Can the NHL be any more ridiculous!

  • Matthew Wilson

    get a life gary bettman, the bruins are the main reason you’re makin a fortune in these nhl playoffs. by the way, the nfl called they said, “grow up!”

  • Marcia

    I’m sorry, but that is just weak. You play for one Boston team, WHY NOT support the other Boston teams. Makes NO friggin’ sense.

  • Christa Grant

    Hey NHL worry about players who BITE. Not freakin baseball caps. Ridiculous.

    • Andrew

      couldnt agree more

  • AM

    It’s kind of like going to a concert and wearing a t-shirt of the band you’re seeing. You just don’t do it.

  • Mike

    Hey NHL, when you start supporting the Bruins, maybe they will support you.

  • Brian

    If there is a pre-existing rule, fine…but if they are making this up just to sell more overpriced NHL merchandise…they already have the teams wear 3 or 4 different uniforms to sell more jerseys, etc. for their cut of the licensing rights.

    Why would I buy a “Stanley Cup Playoffs” hat when I can get a “Stanley Cup Champions” hat Monday? :)

  • J.d. Doran

    its not the nba with the suits and its not the nba with players shooting eachother and brandishing guns ,.,.,. i wanna see them wear patriots jerseys tonight in vancouver

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  • Mike I.

    The NHL is full of it, I think it has something to do with the Red Sox playing the Toronto Blue Jays tonight in Canada. We wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings now, would we. Amazing that the NHL can get away with something like that.

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  • Lou Lange

    All the guys are doing are supporting a local team – have seen this done by other NHL teams – and the NHL waits to squawk until NOW??? -shakes his head-

  • blackbear1

    The NHL continues to get everything wrong. It goes out of its way to produce negative PR… A previous poster mentioned, when the NHL starts to support the Bruins…… Very good point. We get dissed on every decision. Our guys are getting their heads ripped of. Marc Savard was even referred to as a faker by Colin Campbell.

  • Ken

    Another pathetic move by the regime of Gary Bettman.

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  • Bill Cliffton

    Nothing better to do. The NHL leadership needs a shake up.

  • Bryan

    Bruins fan to NHL: Kiss off!!!

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    Hockey players are in the NHL? I had no idea! Thank goodness the league is clearing that up for us. PATHETIC!

  • Linda

    Just goes to show you they really are against all the Boston teams!! What gives them the right to say what someone can wear. There are much more important things for them to complain about like the Dirty playing Canucks!!

    • M Oneill

      Really? You don’t think that an employer has the right to dictate within reason what is acceptable attire? Last I checked it’s called a dress code and is present in MANY work environments.

  • Donny

    Have any of the Red Sox players been wearing the Bruins caps to return the favor?… If not, I’d love to see them do it. I mean, the Cup’s happening now and the Sox aren’t even in midseason. Would also make Bettman look silly as it would be cross – promotion from the larger MLB market.

    • Sabrina Barth

      I don’t know if they have worn Bruins hats, but I do know Red Sox players made a Bruins commercial supporting the Bruins.

  • Sabrina Barth

    Ok I know it is wonderful to support other teams in your area, no doubt about it. However lets face it, if the Red Sox were playing in the World Series and were wearing Bruins hats during interviews do you think they would also get flack?? You bet they would!! This is the Stanley Cup folks…. Is this really a story we should be talking about??

  • Phinneus T

    Redmember the NHL is based in Canada, the grandmother of the Nanny States. They are still ‘subjects of the Queen’ . Canadiens are accustomed to meekly obeying what their government tells them without a whimper. That same approach has traditionally been the way the NHL does business. Scaroo the NHL dictators.

  • Mike

    This is so stupid. I’m a Wings fan, I can tell you guys that Wings player regularly wear Detroit Tiger hats during interviews. They’re not the home or road Tiger hats though. They’re red with a white logo. I guess the NHL figures that’s alright.

  • Johnny

    The NHL had ‘fixed’ the officiating against the Bruins for the ENTIRE Final series and NOW they want the B’s to show more support for the League?!?! Hey Commissioner, hang this hockey stick in yer ass!!

    • Johnny

      It’s be great if Sox players came out today wearing Bruins gear!

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